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City recycles used Christmas trees, lighting

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department’s Solid Waste Division is helping control holiday clutter. City residents may recycle their used Christmas tree lighting and non-artificial Christmas trees at City facilities.

Used lighting can be dropped off at the City's three recycling centers located at 400 N.W. Barry Road, 4707 Deramus Ave. and 9051 Hillcrest Road.

Trees can be recycled at the City's two leaf and brush drop-off centers The drop-off center located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the drop-off center located at 10301 Raytown Road is open Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both sites are free for residents to use on Saturdays. Residents who dispose of their Christmas trees at the Chouteau Drop-off Center on its other open days will be charged $5 per tree. Both drop-off centers will close for the season on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 and will reopen in mid-March 2013. Proof of residency is required.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information should be directed to Marleen Leonce, City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department, at 816-513-2542 or


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