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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2013

City offers post-snow trash, brush solutions

The City of Kansas City, Mo., will offer a range of trash, recycling and tree waste disposal options to Kansas City residents due to trash pickup delays caused by two recent winter storms.

Trash service resumed after a one-day suspension on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Trash is being collected this week on the current delayed schedule, with trash normally collected on Thursday picked up on Friday, March 1 and trash normally collected on Friday picked up on Saturday, March 2.

Residents on last week’s routes whose trash and recyclables were not collected were allowed to place up to four bags of trash on the curb without tags this week. In addition, residents whose trash and recyclables were missed this week will be allowed to place up to four bags of trash on the curb without tags next week. Residents whose trash and recyclables were not collected both weeks may place up to six bags of trash curbside next week.

Please note, trash crews are aware of which blocks did not receive service and will only collect excess trash from blocks they were unable to get to during the past two weeks.

Three leaf and brush centers will be open the next three weekends for free disposal of woody debris caused by the winter storm. The City's main drop-off centers are located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road and will be open to residents living in Jackson and Cass counties only. Clay and Platte county residents may not use these centers due to the state and federal quarantine caused by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Clay and Platte county residents may drop off their leaf and brush at a temporary leaf and brush drop-off center, the Pleasant Valley Road Athletic Complex, 6401 NE Pleasant Valley Road.

The facilities will be open to Kansas City residents on March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about solid waste collection services, visit www.kcmo.org/trash or call the 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313. For more information on snow, please visit www.kcmo.org/snow.

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