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Excess Trash Tag rates change July 1

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department has announced the cost for Excess Trash Tags will increase from $1 to $2, effective July 1, 2010. Trash tags purchased prior to July 1 are still valid and only one is needed per excess trash bag.

Originally announced as part of the City’s budget process in early spring, the rate change helps offset the cost of excess trash collection.

The City requires an Excess Trash Tag be placed on each bag of trash that exceeds the City’s two bag limit. Residents wishing to reduce their reliance on Excess Trash Tags are reminded that the City’s Solid Waste Division provides unlimited curbside recycling, which is an effective method for reducing the amount of trash placed curbside in trash bags.

Excess Trash Tags are available at participating Westlake Ace Hardware and Price Chopper stores.

For more information about Excess Trash Tags, where to purchase Excess Trash Tags or about recycling and the City’s solid waste collection services, visit or call the 3-1-1 Action Center at 311 or 816-513-1313.

Media inquiries about trash and recycling issues should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, 816-513-2659.


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