FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 15, 2019
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, has declared a Phase 2 snow emergency and is reminding motorists to remove any vehicles parked on a marked snow route within two hours. This will make it easier for plow trucks to clear the streets.
This round of winter weather will once again hamper trash and recycling efforts citywide through the weekend. For the past several weeks, ice and snow has made trash and recycling collection problematic to say the least. In addition to trash and recycling pick-up, solid waste crews also plow city streets during winter weather events.
The bad weather overlaps with Monday’s (Feb. 18) scheduled closing of all administrative offices and 311 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Trash pickup will follow the holiday schedule next week.
“We’ve been facing a very tough set of circumstances, weather-wise, since early January, said Michael Shaw, solid waste division manager. “But we will continue to push on.”
City crews will work all weekend to get trash and recycling collected during inclement weather. Solid waste officials are asking KCMO residents to set their trash and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. to help with pick-up efforts.
In addition to collecting trash/recycling, city crews are still picking up the limbs and branches left in the wake of last month’s snowstorm. Several thousand KCMO residents requested branch/limb pick-up. The city asks residents to be patient and, as always, if crews miss your trash pickup, call the 311 Action Center or (816) 513-1313.
Media inquiries should be directed to KCMO Communications Director Chris Hernandez at 816-513-3474.