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What do I do with storm debris?

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 08:41:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After the bout of recent winter weather the Kansas City area has seen, many residents in cities across the metro are left with downed tree limbs and other storm debris.

Monday, many cities will offer curbside pickup, while others offer drop off locations.

If your city is not listed, try check their website or giving them a call.

In Missouri:

Kansas City - Residents who see downed branches 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
  • 10301 Raytown Rd.

All three sites will remain open through Saturday, Feb. 16.

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 of Independence has opened a drop-off location for debris. It is located at The Depot, 875 Vista Avenue.

Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The service is free of charge for Independence citizens only. They will need to provide proof of residency. No contractors are allowed to use the drop off site.

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 said the site is for tree debris only.

In Kansas:

Overland Park – The city will open two storm debris drop-off sites starting Tuesday, Jan. 22.

  • Young’s Pool parking lot at 8421 W. 77th Street
  • St. Andrews Golf Club parking lot, 11099 W. 135th Street.

Both sites are remaining open for an additional two weekends, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2-3, and Feb. 9-10.

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 of Shawnee will begin accepting limbs and branches Jan. 28 on the southwest corner of Renner Road and Johnson Drive.

Residents must show proof of residency to drop off limbs at these times:

  • Monday, January 28-Saturday, February 2: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 3: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Leawood – The city of Leawood delayed curbside pickup by one week. Instead of beginning pick up on Jan. 22 as planned, crews will begin the weeks-long process of collecting limbs and branches Monday, Jan. 28. Crews will begin in residential areas between 95th and 119th Streets.

Merriam - Merriam collected limbs at a drop-off site from January 16 to 23. The annual Spring Tree Limb Pick-Up is still scheduled for the week of March 25 – 29. Call Public Works at 913-322-5570 for more information.

Prairie Village - Prairie Village is coordinating pick up efforts with Republic Services and Arbor Masters. 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.