This section is used to provide useful information to residents as a convenience in understanding or contacting local government, or other agencies/organizations that provide services in the northland. Should you have suggestions for additions at any time, please contact a board member and share your suggestion. Changes are discussed and approved through board action, and changes are then made as necessary.
Your City Council Members: Scott Wagner firstname.lastname@example.org Dick Davis email@example.com
Mid-Continent Library Access mymcpl.org
Recycling: Below is a list of things you can and separately cannot recycle in KCMO. You can take glass to any KCMO recycle center or Ripple Glass container. There is a Ripple glass container at the Gladstone HyVee. Household hazardous waste can betaken to the KCMO center at 4707 Deramus Ave. You can also see guidelines at “kcwaterservices.org/household-hazardous-waste/”.
PLEASE NOTE – KCMO will raise the fee for a third trashbag tag from $2.00 to $2.50 effective June 1, 2015.
Things you can place at curbside for recycling day: (Source – KCMO Web Site)
Office paper, junk mail, newspapers (without plastic rain bag), phone books, catalogs, and magazines Manila Folders
Advertising Inserts Brochures
Corrugated cardboard Carrier stock (cardboard soft drink and beer cartons)
Chipboard (cereal and shoeboxes) Paper/hardbackbooks
Plastic bottles with a neck #1 and #2 (look for the number inside the chasing arrow symbol) Cardboard egg cartons
(Ex. Water and soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, plastic lids)
Plastic containers #3 thru #7 (look for the number inside the chasing arrow symbol) Pizza boxes (no food)
(ex. yogurt and margarine/butter tub containers)
Shredded paper (in paper bags) Drink cartons
Aluminum cans and other metal cans Clamshells (Deli or salad bar containers)
Aseptic containers (milk, juice, and vegetable cartons)
Items you cannot recycle curbside: (Source-KCMO Web Site)
Glass Plastic Bags
Styrofoam, including Styrofoam egg cartons) Motor oil bottles & other automotive product bottles
Containers for household hazardous material Gift Wrap
Paper towels, tissues or napkins, plates, or cups Photographs, blueprints, hanging file folders
Bags that contained pet food, fertilizer, charcoal, or kitty litter Metal Pots
BULKY ITEM PICKUP RULES BY THE CITY OF KANSAS CITY
No-Charge Bulky Appointments
(from the City’s Solid Waste Division)
The City’s no-charge appointment-based Bulky Item Collection Program is for disposal of large household items that cannot be handled in the regular weekly trash collection.
No-Charge Online Appointment Schedule System
Making an Appointment
- Make an appointment online using the Online Bulky Scheduler.
- By phone: Call 311 or 816-513-1313 to schedule an appointment.
- Appointments must be made up to 48 hours prior to the service date.
- Collections will not be made without an appointment.
- Items must meet guidelines for large item collection.
The Bulky Item Collection program accepts:
- Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning units
- Metal appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters and furnaces
- Furniture such as couches, tables, chairs, TV’s, beds, mattresses and metal furniture
- Other items such as bathroom fixtures, cabinets, rugs, garage doors, lawn mowers, railroad ties, disassembled swing sets and metal fencing
- Storm windows and glass panes. To help prevent injury, place a large “X” of masking tape across glass panes to prevent shattering and stack them separately from other bulky items.
The Bulky Item Collection program does not accept:
- Trash in bags or boxes will not be accepted in bulky collections. These items must be disposed in the regular weekly trash collection.
- Commercial or business trash or waste materials, including trash or waste from businesses conducted in or from a residence
- Piles of stuff, bags or boxes of smaller items
- Loose or scattered materials
- Closed drums or fuel tanks, metal drums must have both ends removed to be collected
- Automobile bodies or gas tanks
- Loose building materials and lumber. As long as specific bundle and bag guidelines are followed, building materials and lumber can be placed curbside for weekly trash collection. The bundle and bag guidelines are as follows: Materials bound in 4’x2′ bundles that weigh less than 40 pounds will be accepted. Sheetrock, plaster and loose materials will be accepted in regular trash bags if they weigh less than 40 pounds. Bags and bundles are part of the weekly two-bag limit. Therefore, Excess Trash Tags may be required.
Bulky appointments will be scheduled to correspond with regular trash and recycling collection days.
Bulky Item Collection Requirements
- Place items curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day
- Do not place items curbside prior to 3 p.m. the day before a scheduled appointment
- Place items where they are not obstructed by parked cars
- Bulky items beneath tree branches or low hanging wires, in yards or driveways will not be collected
- Different trucks collect different types of bulky items – one for appliances that contain refrigerants, etc.
- Collection is provided for all single family houses and multi-family dwellings with six or less units
If your items were not picked up on collection day, contact 311 within 48 hours of the scheduled collection day.