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Special No-tag trash week added April 13-17

Post Date:03/30/2020 2:27 PM

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2020

Staying at home means you'll likely find that your trash bins will fill faster than normal so we want to help ease that burden by offering an extra no-tag week of trash collection.

Our Solid Waste division, in coordination with contract partner WCA Waste Corporation (WCA), is having a special No-tag Week April 13-17.

We normally do this twice a year, but this additional event is needed to help residents cope with the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Stay-At-Home order and the cancellation of many previously-scheduled neighborhood clean-up events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We realize with so many working from home and also conducting Spring cleanings this time of year, it was important to help ensure everyone’s trash is removed properly,” said Michael Shaw, solid waste division manager.

During No-tag Week , residents may place up to 12 bags at the curb. Regular trash rules apply. No hazardous waste, bulky items or leaf and brush will be collected. Meanwhile, Shaw still encourages everyone to continue recycling.

“Unfortunately, about 70 percent of what we pick up now could be recycled,” he said, “and, unlike the normal two bag trash limit, there’s no limit on recycling pick-up.”

If your leaf and brush pick-up week is the same as the ‘no tag’ trash period, please make sure you leave separate piles- one for trash and one for leaves and brush. Please do not combine them.

For more information, media can contact Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department Communications/Community Liaison John Baccala at (816) 513-3202.

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