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City Communications Office

City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 16, 2009

Trash collection delayed one day, City offices closed Dec. 25

In observance of the Christmas holiday on Friday, Dec. 25, curbside trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day. Residents who usually have Friday trash and recycling collection will receive these services on Saturday, Dec. 26.

In addition, City of Kansas City, Mo., offices will be closed on Dec. 25. The 3-1-1 Action Center, a division of the City Manager's Office, will be closed as well.

The Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department also reminds residents that Saturday, Dec. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 31 is a “no tag” period for trash collection in the City. During this time, residents may set out more than two bags of trash without tags. This is done to accommodate the extra trash that is usually accumulated at this time of year. Residents are encouraged to utilize the City’s unlimited curbside recycling to dispose of cardboard and seasonal gift boxes.

Christmas trees can be disposed of at the City’s Leaf and Brush Drop-off Centers. The centers are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Jan. 16 and are located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway (just south of the Missouri river) and 10301 Raytown Road (south of Interstate 470).

For more information about solid waste collection services, visit http://www.kcmo.org/trash or call the 3-1-1 Action Center at 311 or (816) 513-1313.

Media inquiries about trash and recycling should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.

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