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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug 22, 2011
Two-bag trash limit temporarily lifted in Northland Aug. 24 - 30
Power outages create need to dispose of perishable food items
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will temporarily lift the two-bag trash limit in the City’s Northland from Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Tuesday, Aug. 30 to assist a large number of residents with perishable foods that have spoiled as a result of extended power outages. The Northland is defined as the area within Kansas City, Mo. that is north of the Missouri river.
While the severe storms of Aug. 18 – 20 left downed trees and limbs as a visual reminder of the storms power, the storms also created electrical power outages for many Northland residents. Those without electric power for an extended period of time are facing the need to empty and clean refrigerators and freezers with spoiled or contaminated food.
The temporary lifting of the two-bag trash limit is the latest response by the City to a series of summer storms that have recently hit the City.
Residents in areas hit hardest by the storm will be able to take advantage of a special curbside woody debris pickup in specific collection zones beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The largest collection zone is limited to areas of Kansas City, Mo. within the following boundaries: North boundary Highway 152; west boundary I-29 south to I-635 south to Highway 9; east boundary I-435; south boundary Armour Road/Highway 210 (within Kansas City, Mo.)
Smaller collection zones within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo. include the following subdivisions: Chapel Woods Homes Association, Royal Oaks North, Linden Park, Wildberry, Wildberry West, Hawthorne, Picture Hills and Autumn Ridge.
In order to make this special collection possible, the City will suspend Bulky Item Collections until further notice.
As an additional aid to residents affected by the recent storms, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Leaf and Brush Drop-Off Centers have extended their days of operations.
The City’s two leaf and brush drop-off centers will be open daily through Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers are located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway (just south of the Missouri river) and
just south of I-470 on the east side of Raytown Road. Proof of residency is required.
After Sunday, Aug. 28, the centers will return to regular hours, open only Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Residents of Kansas City, Mo., can bring leaves, yard waste and brush to either location.
Residents with questions about suspended bulky collections or the City’s leaf and brush programs should contact the City’s 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 3-1-1 or 816-513-1313.
Media personnel can contact Dennis Gagnon of the City Communications Office at 816-513-2659.