Recycling and Trash (Solid Waste Services)

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Upcoming Recycling and Trash Dates

Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - City offices closed - no pickup
Jan. 21 - 26 -  Collection on holiday pickup

❆ Please note that winter weather may impact collection. Watch this page and for relevant information.

The City is looking for more than a few good men and women during our Job Fair on Saturday, Feb. 1,  from 9 a.m. to noon at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center. More than 60 positions in Solid Waste Services are available as we gear up to begin citywide trash collection service in May 2020. View the flyer.

Curbside Recycling and Trash Pickup

Residents are encouraged to recycle plastics #1-7, tin cans, cardboard and seasonal gift boxes in their curbside recycle bins. Your typical or most gift wrapping and tissue paper are not recyclable.

Drop-Off Recycling and Trash Sites

Residents are encouraged to recycle real trees. Kansas City residents can dispose of their trees for free - Saturdays only - through Jan. 18 at the city’s three leaf and brush sites: 11660 N. Main St.; 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway; and 10301 Raytown Rd. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights and ornaments. Proof of residency is required. Trees can also be dropped off at the sites Monday through Friday, but a $5 fee will be charged on those days.

Residents can bring recyclable items, including glass, to recycling centers at 5200 E. Red Bridge Road (Intersection of US 71/I-49), Pleasant Valley Park at 6401 NE Pleasant Valley Road, and 4707 Deramus Ave. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Have some of your holiday lights lost their twinkle? Don't toss them in the trash - they can be also be recycled (not in your curbside bin). Here's where you can take your broken lights:

  1. MRC Recycling -- Holiday lights are accepted all year. (2000 E. 19th St., Kansas City, MO 64127; M – F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  2. Southeast Enterprises—Holiday lights are accepted all year. (6701 Booth Ave. [67th St between Blue Ridge Cutoff and James A. Reed Rd, just off of MO 350 Hwy.]; Kansas City, MO 64133; M – F: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  3. KCMO Recycling Center at Pleasant Valley Park—Holiday lights accepted all year. (6401 N.E. Pleasant Valley Rd. [East of N. Brighton]; W – Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  4. KCMO Recycling Center at Red Bridge Road—Holiday lights accepted all year. (5200 E. Red Bridge Road [Intersection of U.S.71/I-49 and Red Bridge Road – Next to the KCATA Park and Ride]; W – Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  5. KCMO Recycling Center at the Environmental Campus—Holiday lights accepted all year. (4707 Deramus, Kansas City, MO 64120; W – Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)


  • Recycling — Wednesday through Saturday at three locations. In addition, recycling service is provided through PartnerBins located throughout the city.
  • Leaf and brush drop-off — three locations.
  • Tires — first Saturday of each month (March through November) at 4707 Deramus Ave. Hours of operation – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Household hazardous waste — Thursday through Saturday.
  • Swap Shop — Tuesday through Saturday, paint and common household chemicals at 4707 Deramus Ave. Walk-ins are welcome.

Trash Pick-Up Holiday Schedule

Holidays usually push back collection one day. Check this holiday schedule to see if there is a delay and learn trash amnesty dates.

Complaint Procedure

Please wait until 3 p.m. on day of service to call or contact 311.

If items have not been collected on the scheduled collection day or to report service-related problems or questions, please contact 311 within 24 hours of the scheduled collection day.

Additional Programs

Neighborhood Cleanup Assistance Programs
There are a number of neighborhood clean-up options available, including the dumpster program, blue bag program, tire amnesty program, adopt-a-street program and ABOPT events.

Long-Term Solid Waste Strategic Management Plan
Kansas City’s Public Works Department is evaluating its current solid waste management process and is developing a Long-Term Solid Waste Strategic Management Plan.

Recycling Tips


The City of Kansas City, Missouri provides one of the most cost-effective trash and recycling collection services in the nation. The service cost is approximately $7 per household per month less than the national average. Residents are not charged a monthly fee for trash collection service. The service is funded from general tax dollars.

Residents are advised that the cost of trash disposal is likely to rise in the future as landfill fees and other costs increase. By diverting recyclable materials away from the landfill through the KC Recycles program, residents can help control unnecessary increases in landfill disposal costs.