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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2005

Trash tags not needed for July 5-9 trash collection

Trash tags will not be required on trash collection scheduled for July 5-9. Also, trash, recycling and bulky item collection will be delayed by one day next week due to the Monday holiday.

The trash system in Kansas City, Mo., now requires tags to be used for trash set out for residential collection exceeding two bags a week. This system was implemented with curbside recycling, which was phased-in from March 2004 through December 2004.

The system provides for two weeks during the year when the tags are not required: the week after Independence Day and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

All other trash rules are in effect next week, including the requirement that items weigh less than 40 pounds each, and that leaves, brush, and grass clippings cannot be placed out with trash.

Trash, bulky items and recycling bins must be set out curbside by 7 a.m. on the assigned pick-up days.

The City yard waste collection program does not occur during the summer months. Residents with yard waste are encouraged to compost, contact a private hauler or utilize the drop- off sites. Leaves and brush drop-off sites are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. -6 p.m., March 15-Jan.15. Locations are Raytown Road and I-470, and 4707 Deramus. Grass clippings are not accepted. There is no charge for non-commercial Kansas City residents.

Media inquiries about trash collection the week of July 5-9 should be directed to Michael Shaw, environmental manager, Solid Waste Division, Public Works, (816) 513-3484.

    
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