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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 27, 2006

Second fall leaf and brush collection announced

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department announced today that it is adding a second fall leaf and brush curbside collection this fall. In addition to the previously announced first collection that is scheduled to begin Oct. 30, a second collection will take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The second collection is being added to better serve citizens’ needs in light of the warmer fall temperatures this year that have kept leaves on the trees longer.

Both collections are scheduled according to trash day.

For the first collection, if your trash day is:

-- Monday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30
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Tuesday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6
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Wednesday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6
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Thursday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov 13
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Friday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20.

For the second collection, if your trash day is:

-- Monday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27
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Tuesday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27
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Wednesday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4
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Thursday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11
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Friday, put your leaves and brush out by 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Citizens are asked to place paper sacks and small bundles of brush at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of their collection week.

The collection rules are as follows:

-- Paper lawn sacks only, no plastic bags
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Only masking tape may be used to seal paper lawn sacks
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Brush must be bundled not exceeding 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter
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Use twine for bundles, no wire
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Sacks and bundles must weigh less than 40 pounds each
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No more than 20 sacks/bundles per residence
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No grass clippings, no trash
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If wet weather is forecast, cover sacks/bundles with clear plastic.

Citizens may use the City's two leaf and brush drop-off sites, which are open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Jan. 15, 2007. The sites are at 4707 Deramus Ave., and south of Interstate 470 on Raytown Road.

For more information about the leaf and brush collection program, residents may call the 3-1-1 Action Center (City Manager's Office), 311 or (816) 513-1313.

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

    
City News Releases - 2006
 

 
 
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