Kansas City provides comprehensive waste management and recycling services at the curb and at drop-off sites.
If items have not been collected on the scheduled collection day, please call the City's 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 311 or 816-513-1313 within 24 hours of the scheduled collection day. For service related problems or questions, please contact the City's 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 311 or 816-513-1313 .
Neighborhood Cleanup Assistance Program
Cleanup services for neighborhoods
Helping reduce litter on streets
Long-Term Solid Waste Strategic Management Plan
Kansas City's Public Works Department is evaluating its current solid waste management process and is developing a Long-Term Solid Waste Strategic Management Plan.
If a holiday falls during the week, trash and recycling collection takes place on the day following the holiday, and collection for the remaining days of the week also takes place one day later than usual. Friday trash is collected on Saturday during such weeks.
The City's Solid Waste Division observes the following holidays in 2013:
- New Year's Day - Jan. 1
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 21
- Presidents Day - Feb. 18
- Memorial Day - May 27
- Independence Day - July 4 (Trash amnesty July 5 - 10. Residents may place up to 15 bags at the curb. No hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will be collected.)
- Labor Day - Sept. 2
- Veterans Day - Nov. 11
- Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 28
- Christmas Day - Dec. 25
The City of Kansas City, Mo. provides one of the most cost-effective trash and recycling collection services in the nation. The service cost is approximately $7 per household per month less than the national average. Residents are not charged a monthly fee for trash collection service. The service is funded from general tax dollars.
Residents are advised that the cost of trash disposal is likely to rise in the future as landfill fees and other costs increase. By diverting recyclable materials away from the landfill through the KC Recycles
program, residents can help control unnecessary increases in landfill disposal costs .