FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 21, 2018
In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day, City offices and 311 will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. As a result, trash and recycling collection schedules will move to the holiday schedule. For example, trash normally picked up on Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday and so on through the week.
Additionally, it’s going to be cheaper and easier to dispose of more trash from December 26-31. During this week, residents can set out more than two bags of trash for free curbside pickup, without buying tags for extra trash bags. However, hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will not be accepted.
Residents are also encouraged to recycle holiday lights and real trees. Kansas City residents can dispose of their trees for free – Saturdays only – through Jan. 13 at the city’s three leaf and brush sites: 11660 N. Main St.; 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway; and 10301 Raytown Rd. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights and ornaments. Proof of residency is required. Trees can also be dropped off at the sites Monday through Friday, but a $5 fee will be charged on those days.
Holiday lights can be recycled at several locations throughout the Kansas City area through Jan. 11, 2019. Locations include WDAF-TV Fox4, Mid-Continent Public Library, Two Men and a Truck, City Scrap Metal and Westlake Ace Hardware. A complete list of locations can be found at kcrecyclelights.com.
Residents are encouraged to recycle plastics #1-7, cardboard and seasonal gift boxes. Residents can bring recyclable items, including glass, to recycling centers at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd. and 4707 Deramus Ave. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Please remember that gift wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and Styrofoam are not recyclable.
For more information, contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at 816-513-3202 or by email.