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Neighbors take advantage of free trash disposal

Posted at 3:14 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 19:35:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — By the truckload, neighbors came to different spots around the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, to get rid of their trash.

They could drop off leaves and brush, tires, trash and bulky items and all for free.

"It helps because it costs a lot for some of these people to get rid of things," Teola Powell, vice president of the Key Coalition neighborhood said.

The Urban Clean Up 2.0 was a joint effort by the city and neighborhood organizations. The solid waste division had five trucks out in the neighborhoods.

Illegal dumping is a big problem, so organizers hope more events like this one will discourage that behavior.

"It's bringing back unity in the neighborhoods and being supportive," volunteer William Woodruff said.

Neighbors think more trash collection events will make a difference.

"All it takes is for us to pick up, plant some flowers and just take a little pride in where you live," Powell said.