City initiates special curbside pickup for fallen branches
The City of Kansas City will help residents deal with tree limbs broken off during January winter storms by initiating a special curbside pickup to collect these fallen branches.
Residents need to contact the 311 Center to submit their address for this special collection. The deadline for contacting 311 is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, to be placed on the collection list.
There are several ways to contact 311 including dialing 311 or
Branches must be at the curb by 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Branches must be cut to a length of six feet or less. Bags of leaves will not be collected and all bulky item pickups will also be suspended during this period.
If you can transport downed branches yourself, the city will start waiving fees on Jan. 19 for KCMO residents, with ID, at its three leaf and brush drop off centers. The centers, originally scheduled to close for the season on Jan. 19, will instead have extended operations through Feb 16.
The city’s three leaf and brush drop off sites are located at 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Rd.
This week, crews continue to pick up downed branches that have already been reported in the right of way. This weekend’s storm is expected to bring down more branches.
Residents are encouraged to prepare for a possible power outage.
When the snow starts falling, residents should park vehicles off the street or park only on one side of the street, either the north or west sides, so that neighborhood plows can clear streets more quickly. The city’s snow procedures call for clearing a passable lane on neighborhood streets, while plowing main streets curb to curb.
Starting today, Public Works crews will work 12-hour shifts to treat and plow streets citywide.
Media inquiries should be directed to KCMO Communications Director Chris Hernandez at 816-513-3474.
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