Information and Pickup Dates

The City of Prairie Village, Kansas provides yard waste pickup service thru Compost Connection and we look forward to another great year.  These guidelines are provided for your reference. Dates and pickup limits as well as packaging guidelines are listed below. Be sure to have everything by the curb by 7:00 a.m. on these scheduled dates.You may contact us at 816-761-8300 or via email if you have additional questions regarding your service.

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Collections will be made on these dates:

  • Your yard waste will be picked up on the same day as the regular trash collection schedule
  • Collection will be one day late after New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Yard Waste bag/bundle limits are 12 per week, year around

Bag/Bundle limits are shown above.  If you need extra bags and/or bundles picked up over the limit shown, please purchase over limit stickers.

Rules and Guidelines

Please have your paper bags, cans, or 18” x 36” bundles out by 7:00 am. Keep the recycling placed separate from your trash, make sure your cans do not weigh more than 40 pounds and that the items inside the cans do not exceed the height of the can. Be sure to drill holes in the bottom of the can to let any water drain out. Route Service begins at 7:00 a.m. Please make sure all items are easily accessible from the street. We will be picking up to 12 bags per week year-round. Additional bags will be picked up if an overflow sticker purchased through City Hall has been placed on it. Please keep yard waste bags separate from trash and recycling carts so they are easy to view. Your yard waste can be placed at the curb in either bio-degradable yard waste bags, bundles that are no longer than 48” and weigh no more than 50 pounds, or in trash cans of a 35-gallon capacity or less. Please be sure materials do not exceed the height of any cans used and that these cans do not weigh more than 40 pounds.

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.