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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 21, 2013

Reminder: City’s fall leaf and brush collection begins today

The City of Kansas City, Mo., reminds residents that its first curbside leaf and brush collection of the season begins today, Monday, Oct. 21.

Residents who live in the City’s South Zone will receive collection the weeks of Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. The South Zone includes all residents who live between 63rd Street south to the southern City limit, as well as all residents who live east of the Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Residents who live in the City’s Central Zone will receive collection the weeks of Oct. 28 and Dec. 9. The Central Zone includes all residents who live between the Missouri River south to 63rd Street, not including residents who live east of the Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Residents who live in the City’s North Zone will receive collection the weeks of Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The North Zone includes all residents who live between the Missouri River north to the City’s northern city limit.

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.

Please follow 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 three leaf and brush drop-off sites, which are located at 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road. All three 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 and Cookingham sites on weekdays 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 at the drop-off sites. Residents may pick up first ground mulch for free at any of the sites, or they may purchase natural darkwood, red and brown mulch and natural compost from the Chouteau and Cookingham sites for a discounted fee.

For more information about the curbside leaf and brush collections, please visit https://www.kcwaterservices.org/leaf-brush/. For more information about trash, recycling and solid waste collections, visit www.kcmo.org/trash or call the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.

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