City sets schedule for fall leaf and brush pickup

If you’re ready to start raking leaves and cleaning up brush, we have your schedule for the fall leaf and brush pickup, which starts on Oct. 21.

Residents who live in the City’s Central Zone — between the Missouri River south to 63rd Street and west of Blue Ridge Cutoff — will receive collection the weeks of Oct. 28 and Dec. 9.

On their regularly designated trash pickup day, residents may place up to 20 bags or bundles of leaf and brush at the curb by 7 a.m.

Please follow the collection rules:

  • Sacks and bundles must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
  • Use only paper lawn debris sacks. No plastic bags.
  • If you seal sacks, use masking tape only; do not use plastic or duct tape.
  • No grass clippings. No trash.
  • All branches must be bundled. Branches must not be more than 3 inches in diameter.
  • Use twine or jute rope to tie bundles; do not use wire or plastic tape.
  • If wet weather is forecast, cover sacks/bundles with clear plastic.

Residents may also use the City’s three leaf and brush drop-off sites, which are located at 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road. All three leaf and brush drop-off sites are open and free for residents to use on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, residents may drop off leaf and brush at the Chouteau and Cookingham sites on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a small fee.

Please note: due to the emerald ash borer’s presence, residents of Clay and Platte counties may only use the Cookingham leaf and brush site. For more information on the emerald ash borer, please visit

In addition to dropping off leaves and brush, residents may also pick up mulch at the drop-off sites. Residents may pick up first ground mulch for free at any of the sites, or they may purchase natural darkwood, red and brown mulch and natural compost from the Chouteau and Cookingham sites for a discounted fee.


For more information about these programs as well as trash, recycling and solid waste collections, visit or call the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.

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