City of Kansas City


Information and Pickup Dates

The City of Kansas City Missouri has purchased a yard waste pickup service on the following dates for all residents. Dates and pickup limits as well as packaging guidelines are listed below. Be sure to have all bags to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on these scheduled dates. Compost Connection also offers the standard 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.

The City of Kansas City Missouri will collect up to 20 paper bags or 18″ x 36″ bundles for each household as follows.  If you would like to see additional information please visit their website at 

  • April 9-13, 2018 – Pick up in the NORTH (from the Missouri River, north to the city limit) area
  • April 23 – 27, 2018 – Pick up in the CENTRAL (from the Missouri River, south to 63rd street, but not including residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) area
  • April 16-20, 2018 – Pick up in the SOUTH (from 63rd Street, south to the city limit, as well as all residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) area

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.

For additional information, please access KC water services website.  


Rules and Guidelines

All items must be packaged in 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.

We only pickup natural yard waste including grass, leaves, tree limbs, 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.

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