Curbside leaf & brush collection expanded to December

trash collection workers and truck

Residents will have another chance to rake leaves for curbside pickup

The city is adding a second curbside leaf and brush collection this season in response to residents’ feedback and in coordination with Mother Nature’s plans.

“Since becoming mayor, my administration has prioritized enhanced delivery of the City services our residents rely on, and putting Kansas Citians’ feedback into action — which is why I’m proud that Kansas City will create an additional curbside leaf and brush pick-up opportunity late this year, and all years moving forward,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

“Far too often, the only cost-free leaf and brush pick-up opportunity occurs while leaves are still falling, creating a headache for families in the late fall season as they have to figure out how to transport heavy outdoor trash bags to one of the City’s drop-off facilities,” continued Mayor Lucas. “By adding an additional pick-up opportunity in December, we’ll help save our residents time and effort, and will help keep yards in healthy condition throughout the winter months. I thank our City Public Works and Sanitation staff who, in addition to completing two rounds of leaf and brush pick-up this year, have resurfaced hundreds of miles of street, filled thousands of potholes, and will help clear icy roads once snowfall comes under the City’s new snow removal plan.”

The dates below are in addition to curbside leaf and brush collection already scheduled in November:

  • Central: Dec. 6-10 (Missouri River to 63rd St., between State Line Road and Blue Ridge Cutoff)
  • South: Dec. 13-17 (63rd St. to southern city limits)
  • North: Dec. 20-24 (Northern city limits to the Missouri River)

Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Rules:

  • Sacks and bundles should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the regularly-scheduled trash day, but not before 3 p.m. on the previous day.
  • No more than 20 sacks and bundles per household.
  • Sacks and bundles must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
  • Use only paper lawn debris sacks. No plastic bags.
  • If you seal the sacks, use masking tape only; do not use plastic or duct tape.
  • No grass clippings. No trash.
  • All branches must be bundled. Branches must not be more than 3 inches in diameter.
  • Bundles of branches must not be more than 2 feet in diameter and not more than 4 feet long.
  • Use twine or jute rope to tie bundles; do not use wire or plastic tape.
  • If wet weather is forecast, cover sacks and bundles with clear plastic.

While raking, please don’t push leaves into the streets or storm drains, which could damage or clog catch basins and storm water pipes.

If sacks and bundles are not collected on the scheduled trash day, residents must contact 311 within 24 hours. For questions or to report service-related issues, please call 311 or 816.513.1313.

Residents can also take leaf and brush to the city’s three leaf and brush drop off sites Monday through Saturday, 8-5. 

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