New Leaf and Brush Drop-off Location Open

Post date: Mar 22, 2013 8:41:32 PM

The new drop-off center is located at 11660 N. Main St., at the northeast corner of Northeast Cookingham Drive and North Main Street. The facility will open to the public on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m.

The City is opening a new leaf and brush drop-off center due to the federal and state quarantine placed on Clay and Platte counties because of the Emerald Ash Borer, a pest destructive to ash trees. As a result of the quarantine, residents of Clay and Platte counties cannot use the City’s existing Chouteau and Raytown leaf and brush drop-off centers.

The new Cookingham facility is designed to handle regular leaf and brush and large quantities of debris generated during emergency situations, such as the recent heavy snows. In addition, the facility will be certified to handle trees that may be affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Hours: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m - no fee

Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - nominal fee

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.

    • 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, 816-513-1313 or 311.

Residents needing to dispose of leaves and brush may also utilize the City’s curbside Leaf and Brush Collection Program. The spring collection for Sherwood Estates neighborhood will take place the week of April 15th. More details will be provided in our next newsletter.

For more information about these programs as well as trash, recycling and solid waste collections, visit or call the 311 Call Center at 816-513-1313 or 311.