Information and Pickup Dates
The last pickup for 2017 will be on December 15th. The Birchwood Hills Homes Association has not confirmed dates of pickup for the 2018 calendar. Please contact Birchwood Hills for more information.
Be sure to have all bags to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on these scheduled dates. Compost Connection is also offering a discount on their regular programs for those of you that would like weekly service. You may contact us at 816-761-8300 or via email if you have additional questions regarding your service.
Bag/Bundle limits are shown next to the pickup dates. If you need extra bags or bundles picked up over the limit shown, please purchase over limit stickers.
Rules and Guidelines
Please have your paper bags or 18” x 36” bundles out by 7:00 am.
We will take up to 20 bags or bundles each collection date per home in Kraft paper lawn waste bags or tied into 18’ x 36” bundles. Route Service begins at 7:00 a.m. Please make sure all items are easily accessible from the street and not blocked by cars, garbage cans, etc.
We only pickup natural yard waste including grass, leaves, tree limbs (up to 6” diameter), flower or garden plants (without their pots), walnuts, apples, Christmas trees (6’ or less), etc. All materials collected are taken to a licensed compost facility. This recycling facility does not allow for ANY trash, landscape, or construction materials. If bags contain trash or foreign material they will have to be left at the curb. Any plastic inside your bag will be considered trash and not picked up. We do NOT collect animal waste. Please tie brush securely with rope or twine – not wire. Mark bundles of thorns for the driver’s safety. Christmas Trees are the only items that do not require bagging or bundling. We will accept Christmas trees up to 6’ in length, if larger please cut in half.
Maximum item weight is 50 pounds. Do not use plastic tape on paper bags since it is not biodegradable. Small cardboard boxes may be used provided they are no larger than the size and weight limits. We suggest boxes for fruits, small brush, wood or items that would easily break a bag during removal. We ask you to not use cans for your waste. Watch placement of your paper bags to avoid sitting in water at the curb.
Access the detailed Birchwood Hills homes Association Yard Waste schedule and guidelines document for detailed information on pick up dates and rules for yard waste services.
Special Info and Details
BIRCHWOOD HILLS SPECIAL ONLY $99 PER YEAR = Standard 5/8 Program (Regularly $141) per year – 5 items per pickup maximum from April through October and 8 items maximum per pickup November through March. Paper bags are required for grass and leaves and all brush must be bundled with rope or twine OR placed in a paper bag OR cardboard box.
See the attached flyer for more details on specials available to residents for year round service.