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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug 22, 2011

City to collect storm debris in hardest hit Northland areas

Drop-off centers open daily through Aug.28, bulky collections suspended

The City of Kansas City, Mo., has concluded that a portion of the City’s Northland experienced significant storm damage to trees between Aug.18 - 20. To assist residents in areas hit hardest by the storm, the City will provide a special curbside woody debris pickup beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The largest collection zone is limited to areas of Kansas City, Mo. within the following boundaries: North boundary Highway 152; west boundary I-29 south to I-635 south to Highway 9; east boundary I-435; south boundary Armour Road/Highway 210 (within Kansas City, Mo.)

Smaller collection zones within the city limits of Kansas City are as follows: Chapel Woods Homes Association, Royal Oaks North, Linden Park, Wildberry, Wildberry West, Hawthorne and Picture Hills, Autumn Ridge

In order to make this special collection possible, the City will suspend Bulky Item Collections until further notice.

As an additional aid to residents affected by the recent storms, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Leaf and Brush Drop-Off Centers have extended their days of operations.

The City’s two leaf and brush drop-off centers will be open daily through Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers are located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway (just south of the Missouri river) and

just south of I-470 on the east side of Raytown Road. Proof of residency is required.

After Sunday, Aug. 28, the centers will return to regular hours, open only Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents of Kansas City, Mo., can bring leaves, yard waste and brush to either location.

Residents with questions about suspended bulky collections or the City’s leaf and brush programs should contact the City’s 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 3-1-1 or 816-513-1313.

Media personnel can contact Dennis Gagnon of the City Communications Office at 816-513-2659.

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