KC South Perspective
Trash Amnesty/Brush and Leaf Pick up This Week
By John Sharp
City residents may place up to 15 bags of trash curbside from December 27-31, but no hazardous waste, bulky items or leaves and brush will be accepted. Trash and recycling collection will be one day late that week due to the Christmas holiday, with no collection on December 26. Collection also will be delayed one day the week after the New Year’s Day holiday, with no collection on January 2.
The last Saturday for residents to drop leaves and brush off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the drop-off site at 10301 Raytown Road will be January 14 before the site closes for the winter. However, the site also will be closed December 24 and 31. It reopens on March 11.
Leaves do not need to be sacked, and brush does not need to be bundled, but if leaves are placed in plastic bags, the bags will need to be emptied and retained by the residents. If leaves are placed in paper yard waste bags, only masking tape should be used if the bags are sealed, not plastic or duct tape. Residents may be asked to empty the bags to show they don’t contain trash.
Christmas trees free of lights, tinsel and other decorations also will be accepted.
Use of the site is free for city residents, and Grandview and Raytown residents may use the site for a fee. Proof of residency is required.