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Appointment scheduling required for bulky item pickup

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is notifying residents that starting Sept. 1 bulky item collections only will be available by making an appointment. There also will be a 15-item limit for appointments.

Residents can schedule an appointment by calling the 3-1-1 Action Center, a division of the City Manager's Office, at 311 or (816) 513-1313. Service related questions about a scheduled pickup should be directed to the 3-1-1 Action Center within 24 hours of the collection date.

Bulky items include refrigerators, stoves, freezers, dishwashers, dryers, sofas, desks, tables, doors, lawn mowers and carpet. The City does not consider an item as bulky if it can be accommodated by regular trash service. Bags, boxes, vacuum cleaners and small electric appliances and fans are not bulky items.

Residents with debris from remodeling and construction projects should contact a private solid waste company.

For a complete listing of the City’s rules on bulky item collection or for information about regular trash, recycling and solid waste collection, visit or call the 3-1-1 Action Center, (816) 513-1313 or 311.

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

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