Information and Pickup Dates

The City of Smithville has contracted for yard waste pickup service on the following dates for all residents. These guidelines are provided for your reference and assure your items are collected in a safe and efficient manner. Be sure to have all bags to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on these scheduled dates. You may contact us at 816-761-8300, if you have questions or problems regarding your yard waste pickup or contact us at for any additional questions regarding your service.

Download the 2020 Schedule for Smithville

Download 2021 Guidelines 

Collection will be made on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash pickup day – see city map >>>>

Rules and Guidelines

Please have your paper bags or 18” x 36” bundles out by 7:00 am.  All items must be packaged in paper lawn waste bags or tied into 18’ x 36” bundles. Always have your bags at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled day. Route Service begins at 7:00 and depending on volume and the number of trucks on your route the pickup time will vary week to week. Please make sure all items are easily accessible from the street and not hidden behind cars or bushes. Your day does not change for holidays. All pickup weeks are marked on this schedule. Your pickup day is the same day each week.

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.  All items should be packaged in paper lawn waste bags or 18” x 36” bundles. We accept limbs up to 6” in diameter in the bundles or bags. This contract is not provided for large tree disposal. Please contact our office for assistance if you are over your weekly limit. 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. Please do not use cans for yard waste.


Please contact the City of Smithville with any other questions. You can visit their website at