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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 7, 2010

City suspends trash and recycling for Jan. 8 due to cold

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department’s Solid Waste Division announced Thursday, Jan. 7 that trash and recycling collections will be suspended on Friday, Jan. 8. The suspension is due to concerns that prolonged exposure to sub-zero temperatures could create health and safety risks for trash and recycling collection workers.

Residents with regular Friday collection are asked to place trash and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. The delayed collection will occur on Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 9 or Jan. 10, as crews will work half days during the weekend.

Because many residents have experienced trash or recycling service delays and misses during the recent winter weather events, the City will waive the two-bag limit for trash collection through Friday, Jan. 15. This temporary policy change will allow residents the opportunity to discard excess trash that may have accumulated due to missed collections.

Media inquiries about the City’s solid waste services should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.

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