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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 30, 2013

City offices closed Jan. 1, trash delayed

Residents may recycle lighting, Christmas trees at City facilities

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, City of Kansas City, Mo., offices and the 311 Call Center will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and curbside trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for residents who usually have Wednesday, Thursday or Friday collection.

Residents who usually have Wednesday collection will receive the service on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Residents who usually have Thursday collection will receive the service on Friday, Jan. 3.

Residents who usually have Friday collection will receive the service on Saturday, Jan. 4.

To help control holiday clutter, City residents may recycle their used Christmas tree lighting and non-artificial Christmas trees at City facilities.

Used lighting can be dropped off at the City's three recycling centers, located at 400 N.W. Barry Road, 4707 Deramus Ave. and 9051 Hillcrest Road until Feb. 15, 2014. The centers are open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trees can be recycled at the City's three leaf and brush drop-off centers. The drop-off centers located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 11600 N. Main St. are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the drop-off center located at 10301 Raytown Road is open Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All three sites are free for residents to use on Saturdays.

Residents who dispose of their Christmas trees at the Chouteau Trafficway and Main Street locations on their other open days will be charged $5 per tree. All drop-off centers will close for the season on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 and will reopen in mid-March 2014. Proof of residency is required.

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

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