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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2012

City’s leaf and brush collection begins April 9

Leaf and brush drop-off sites now open

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is reminding residents that the springtime curbside leaf and brush collection will begin April 9.

Residents who live between the Missouri River south to 63rd Street and west of Blue Ridge Cutoff will receive leaf and brush collection the week of April 9. Residents who live between 63rd Street and the southern City limit and east of Blue Ridge Cutoff will receive collection the week of April 16, and residents who live between the Missouri River north to the City’s northern city limit will receive it the week of April 23.

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.

Here are 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.

Residents may also use the City's two leaf and brush drop-off sites, which are located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road. Both 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 site on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a small fee.

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

For more information about these programs as well as trash, recycling and solid waste collections, visit www.kcmo.org/trash or call the 3-1-1 Action Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.

Media inquiries about trash, recycling and solid waste services should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, City Communications Office, at 816-513-2659.

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