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City holiday and trash schedules

Here’s some useful info from the city about holiday hours and trash pick-up, including trash amnesty and Christmas tree recycling. City will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25, and in observance of the New Year’s ...
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Citizens say they like it, so should the city make them recycle? 

People like the idea of recycling but too few of them actually do it. City curbside recycling efforts score a 79 percent citizen satisfaction rate, but only 20 percent of trash is recycled. And that 20 percent has held  steady for a decade ...
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Here’s your answer – recycling “wax” milk cartons (and other items)

Several Midtown KC Post readers recently asked whether its ok to put waxed milk cartons in our blue recycling bins. We asked Matt Riggs, a recycling expert over at the MidAmerica Regional Council’s  Solid Waste Management District, and ...
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Extra trash bags cost more

As of yesterday, the cost of extra weekly trash bags has gone up from $2 to $2.50. The city made the change last spring as part of its budget, saying the rate change will help to offset the cost of excess trash collection, which actually costs ...

Hazardous waste drop off on Saturday

Get rid of all the accumulated nasty stuff you can’t send to the landfill. The city is sponsoring an A.B.O.P.T. event on Saturday. That refers to antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint and tires– all things you can drop off. The event takes place ...

Want to help with the city’s litter index?

This map shows the 2011 litter index. Midtown is shown in dark green, indicating it has the least amount of litter relative to other areas of the city. The areas shown in brown are rated as having the most litter. Bridging the Gap is looking ...

Neighbors show Penn Valley Park a little love

Volunteers from the Penn Valley Park Conservancy and Blue Cross/Blue Shield cleaned up trash in the Penn Valley Park on Saturday. Photos courtesy Nadja Karpilow. Penn Valley Park has been getting a facelift lately, but its little-known stream ...

Ready to join the volunteer “illegal sign police” army?

After the yard sale, who picks up the signs put out in the median or along public right-of-way? In Kansas City, it could be you. The city is recruiting and training an army of volunteers to deal with the perennial problem. Training will be held ...