Leaf and brush pickup starts Monday

leaf-and-brush-mapThe city’s springtime curbside leaf and brush collection will take place from April 14 – May 2.

Residents who live in the City’s Central Zone will receive collection the week of April 21. The Central Zone includes all residents who live between the Missouri River south to 63rd Street, not including residents who live east of the Blue Ridge Cutoff.

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.

– Bundles of branches must not be more than 2 feet in diameter and not more than 4 feet long.

– 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.

Last fall, Water Services collected more than 2,300 tons of leaf and debris, which might have otherwise been dumped or washed into area streams and rivers. The safe disposal of leaf and brush through this citywide program helps protect the public health of Kansas City’s communities and water resources.

Residents may also use the City’s leaf and brush drop-off sites, which reopen for the season on Saturday, March 15 at 8 a.m. All three centers are equipped to handle yard waste, leaves and brush, including waste from trees affected by the emerald ash borer.

The centers are located at 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road. The three sites are open and free for residents on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, residents may recycle yard waste at the North Chouteau Trafficway and North Main Street sites on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a small fee.

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 North Chouteau Trafficway and North Main Street sites for a discounted fee.

For more information about the springtime curbside leaf and brush collection, please visit https://www.kcwaterservices.org/leaf-brush/.

For more information about the leaf and brush drop-off centers, visit http://kcmo.gov/publicworks/leafbrushdropoff/ or call the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.

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