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.
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. You are limited to a total of 20 bags or bundles during each collection.
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.
This year only 3 weeks not 6 weeks. If you need extra items call and order stickers from Compost Connection.
For Fall 2019:
Residents who live in NORTH Kansas City (from the Missouri River, north to the city limit) will receive curbside leaf and brush collection from November 4th – November 8th. Curbside collection will take place on your regularly-scheduled trash day.
Residents who live in SOUTH Kansas City (from 63rd Street, south to the city limit, as well as all residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) will receive curbside leaf and brush collection from November 18th – November 22nd. Curbside collection will take place on your regularly-scheduled trash day.
Residents who live in CENTRAL Kansas City (from the Missouri River, south to 63rd Street, but not including residents who live east of Blue Ridge Cutoff) will receive curbside leaf and brush collection from December 2nd – December 6th. Curbside collection will take place on your regularly-scheduled trash day.
Curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Rules:
- Sacks and bundles should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the regularly-scheduled trash 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.
If sacks and bundles are not collected on the scheduled trash day, residents must call the 311 Call Center within 24 hours. For questions or to report service-related issues, please call 311 or 816.513.1313.