Over 180,000 Evergy customers lost power following the storm on Friday,
July 14, including The Kansas City Museum. As a result they closed on Saturday and cleaned up the fallen tree limbs.


Abby Hoover
Managing Editor

Following Friday’s storm, the city is offering extended pickup.

Due to severe weather Friday evening causing widespread damage across the region, the city of Kansas City is offering expanded services for cleanup. The City wants to make sure people are aware of these services which will help residents who may be dealing with extensive cleanup or heavy debris.

“Following Friday evening’s severe storm, Kansas City government quickly activated to ensure our residents and neighborhoods were safe, clearing fallen trees from power lines and our roads throughout the weekend,” said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “This week, our work continues to collect and dispose of debris throughout our community, with a 10-bag trash limit for all residents, followed by free curbside brush and leaf collection next week. Please continue to report any hazards to 311 to assist the City with our cleanup efforts. I thank our dedicated Public Works and Parks staff for their hard work to keep our city safe and beautiful.”

The City is offering curbside leaf and brush collection for storm debris starting the week of the 24th by appointment. Residents may begin making appointments on July 17, and need to be made by July 23 through the myKCMO app or by calling 311. Residents with appointments should put out their debris on the curb by July 24 at 7 a.m. Crews will begin collection in the south section of the city on July 24 and will move north. All debris will be picked up by region.

Leaf & Brush drop off sites are open and free for Kansas City, Mo., residents only. I.D. or proof of residency is required.

Leaf & Brush drop off sites are 11660 N. Main Street (NE corner of Northeast Cookingham Drive and North Main Street), 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway, and 10301 Raytown Road.

Parks & Recreation and Public Works crews were out all day Sunday and will be throughout the week continuing to clean up debris in public areas.

Trash amnesty will be extended for a 10-bag trash limit from July 17 to 21 on the residents’ regular trash service day.