FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2017
In an effort to improve trash service across Kansas City, pick-up days are changing for some residents living north and south of the Missouri River. There are 11 neighborhoods that will be affected by the changes, which take effect on Oct. 1.
“We are always looking to improve the services we provide to the citizens of Kansas City,” said Michael Shaw, Solid Waste Division Manager. “Every few years, we re-balance our pick-up schedules and change service days because of population changes in certain areas of the city.”
The changes are:
- Wednesday collection area south of Mo. Hwy 152 from North Oak to I-435 moves to Friday. Neighborhoods affected: Ridgefield, Gashland East and parts of Jefferson Highlands and Shoal Creek.
- Wednesday collection area east of I-49/U.S. 71 Hwy. from Bannister Rd. to Blue Ridge Blvd. moves to Friday. Neighborhoods affected: Fairlane, Stratford Estates and Hickman Mills.
- Thursday collection area from State Line Rd. to Troost Ave. from 85th St. to Bannister Rd. moves to Wednesday. Neighborhoods affected: West Hills, Santa Fe Hills, Boone Hills and Lea Manor.
These changes affect less than five percent of the nearly 141,000 households Solid Waste services citywide. Those households affected have been sent postcards with the new pick-up days.
Media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202 or by email. For more information, contact the city’s Solid Waste Division at 816-513-3600.