City of Smithville


Information and Pickup Dates

The City of Smithville has purchased 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.

The new trash & recycling contract through WCA is effective January 1, 2017.  The contract includes yard waste collection though Compost Connection.  Residents must sign up through the  website to opt-in for the service.   You can also contact them by phone at 816-380-5595. 

Access the 2017 yard waste schedule and guidelines for more details.   You can print out the new 2018 schedule and guidelines here.

Please contact the City of Smithville with any questions have and check out their website at for update-to-date information.  

Collection will be made on these dates:

  • Your yard waste will be picked up the same day as your regularly scheduled trash pickup day – see schedule >>
  • Weekly collection starts in January – see info >>


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.


Service Details and info

Access the WCA website you have trash or recycling questions. 

Access the 2017 yard waste schedule and guidelines flyer for more details and to save or print. 

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