KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Last weekend’s heavy snow – coupled with a forecast calling for more snow and colder temperatures – has cities across Kansas City setting up sites and plans for residents to drop off storm debris.
Some cities say they will establish drop-off sites, but may not post hours until the next round of weather moves through.
Here’s what we know as of 3:30 p.m. Monday (this list will be updated):
Kansas City - Residents seeing downed branches from a tree that are blocking a road or otherwise causing a safety hazard can report the location by calling (816) 513-1313. There are three drop-off sites for storm debris: 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Rd. All three sites will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 16. Those requiring curbside pick-up can call the city's 3-1-1 line by 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 to schedule a collection. Branches and limbs need to be on the curb by 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28. More information is available on the city's website.
Independence – The city said Monday they are evaluating any drop-off plans, but any plan would likely be affected by the second round of winter weather this coming weekend.
Raytown - Raytown officials said the city is continuing to use its Clean-Up Voucher program. Residents can pay $5 for a voucher worth $25 with Missouri Organic or WCA. The city said the voucher equals the average cost of a pickup truck bed of yard debris.
Grandview - Grandview is offering a free drop-off site for storm debris. The site inside Grandview Ballpark at 13200 Arrington Road. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next four to six weeks. The city says the site is for tree debris only.
Overland Park – The city will open two storm debris drop-off sites starting Tuesday, Jan. 22. 1) Young’s Pool parking lot at 8421 W. 77th Street; 2) St. Andrews Golf Club parking lot, 11099 W. 135th Street. Both sites will open Tuesday at noon and close at 5:30 p.m. After that, the sites will be open – contingent on weather – from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 27. More info is available on the city’s website.
Kansas City - Residents with storm debris can drop off limbs and damage from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at the Unified Government's Recycling Center, 3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, Kansas.
Olathe – City crews are asking residents to collect storm debris and place them at the curb by Monday, Jan. 28. Debris should be less than 15 feet in length. More info is available on the city’s website.
Shawnee – The city plans to open up a storm debris drop-off site at Johnson Drive and Renner Road, but is still waiting for this weekend’s weather to pass before posting a schedule of operations.
Lenexa – The city said Monday they will make a decision about storm debris drop-off until after the next storm passes.
Leawood – The city will start pickup on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Residents are asked to place limbs and bundles less than six feet in length by the curb.
Fairway – The city says they are still working to finalize a curb-side debris collection schedule, but said Monday the collection won’t start until next week.
Merriam – Residents are able to drop off storm debris at the Public Works facility at 6901 Knox from Jan. 16 to Jan. 23 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., which includes Saturday, Sunday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Prairie Village - Prairie Village is coordinating pick up efforts with Republic Services and Arbor Masters. Starting Tuesday, residents can bundle smaller limbs together for pick-up on their regularly scheduled trash day. Bundles must be less than four feet in length, 18 inches in circumference and less than 50 pounds. Larger limbs will be picked up beginning Jan. 2. They must be cut into sections smaller than 10 feet. They should be stacked in the front yard as close to the curb as possible. More details about the size of limbs being collected and instructions for pickup can be found here.
Roeland Park - Crews will pick up tree limbs no larger than 10 inches in diameter starting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for homes west of Roe Boulevard. Homes east of Roe would be picked up after completion of the first group. More information is available on the city's website.
Mission - The city will offer curbside storm debris drop-off. More information about the collection is available on the city's website.