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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2010

City revises storm damage collection guidelines

The City of Kansas City, Mo., has relaxed the normal guidelines for the size of leaf and brush material it will collect during the special collection of woody debris announced for the area bounded by 95th Street to the north, Raytown Rd. to the east, 119th Street to the south and Blue River Rd. to the west. During this special collection, though still preferred, it is not mandatory that woody debris placed curbside be cut into sections four feet or less in length. The special pickup will begin Monday, July 19 at 7 a.m.

The special collection is being made to assist residents dealing with extensive woody debris generated by a storm on Sunday, July 11.

In addition to the special collection, the City’s Leaf and Brush Drop-Off center, located just south of I-470 on Raytown Road, will be open to residents between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 18.

Prior to the July 19 collection, residents in the affected area can expect to see City crews removing downed trees and hazardous limbs in the public rights of ways.

Residents wanting to report downed trees in public rights of ways or other storm issues dealing with City services should contact the City’s 3-1-1 Action Center by calling 311 or 816-513-1313 or online at http://webfusion.kcmo.org/coldfusionapps/ActionCenterRequest/RequestForm.cfm

Residents may also want to take advantage of the City’s no-tag period that is taking place now through July 16. During a no-tag period, excess trash beyond the two-bag limit may be placed curbside without an Excess Trash Tag.

Media inquires about this issue should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City’s Public Works Department at 816-513-2659.

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