Community: Leaf and brush drop-off centers reopen March 15

posted Mar 22, 2014, 7:32 PM by Sherwood Estates

The City of Kansas City, Mo., announces that its three leaf and brush drop-off centers will reopen on Saturday, March 15 at 8 a.m. The centers provide residents with a place to recycle their yard waste and pick up free and/or discounted mulch. They also are equipped to handle trees that may be affected by the emerald ash borer.

The drop-off sites are located at 11660 N. Main St., 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway and 10301 Raytown Road.

All three of the centers are open and free for residents to use on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, residents may also use the North Chouteau Trafficway and North Main Street sites on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a small fee. The Raytown site is only open on Saturdays.

  • The drop-off site rules are as follows:
  • Proof of residency using a valid driver's license or state-issued ID is required.
  • Drop-offs from commercial enterprises will not be accepted.
  • Grandview and Raytown residents may use the sites with a voucher purchased from their respective municipalities.
  • Only leaves, yard waste and brush (including tree trimmings) are accepted. Grass clippings are not accepted.
  • You may bring leaves in paper yard-waste bags. If you seal your bags, use masking tape only. Do not use wire, duct tape or other plastic tape. If you bring plastic bags, please empty them and take them back with you.You may be asked to empty bags to show that there is no trash.
  • Sites are attended. Sites may be under camera or surveillance when not in operation. If you see anyone dumping at these sites, please report date, time and description of vehicle and people to the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.

In addition to dropping off leaves and brush, residents may also pick up mulch. Residents may pick up first ground mulch for free at all of the sites, or they may purchase natural darkwood, red and brown mulch and natural compost from the North Chouteau Trafficway and North Main Street sites for a discounted fee.

Residents needing to dispose of leaves and brush may also utilize the City’s curbside leaf and brush collection. The spring collection will take place from April 14 to May 2. Read a complete curbside leaf and brush pickup schedule at

For more information about the City’s leaf and brush drop-off centers, please visit or call the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.