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From the UG: Storm debris pick up deadline is July 7
From the UG: Storm debris pick up deadline is July 7

Update about storm debris pick up from the Unified Government:

Residents have until 5:00 pm on Friday, July 7 to contact 311 for assistance with removal of debris from last weekend’s high winds. Residents must place all debris at the curb as crews may not enter private property for removal. After the deadline the responsibility of the disposal of the debris will fall on the homeowner.

Crews have been working since Monday morning with the cleanup and as of Thursday had assisted nearly 500 residents with the removal of approximately 400 truckloads of debris. Staff is asking for patience with this process as they anticipate that it may take up to two weeks for crews to complete the first round of sweeps through the neighborhood. Crews will then begin addressing individual requests and assisting those who may have been unable to place their debris at the curb during the first round of sweeps.

Residents have several other options for disposal now and after the deadline:

  • Residents may bundle the limbs in lengths of no more than 4 feet and less than 50 pounds and place at the curb with their weekly residential trash.
  • Residents may drop off debris at the Yard Waste/Recycling Center located at 3241 Park Drive between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm, Thursday through Sunday. Commercially generated materials will not be accepted and residents must provide proof of Wyandotte County residency. The center cannot accept stumps and logs larger than 12 inches in diameter or items more than four feet in length.
  • Residents may take their debris to the landfill located at 17955 Holiday Drive in Shawnee, Kansas. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday, 8:00am to 12:00pm. Residents must provide proof of residency upon delivery and commercially generated materials will not be accepted. The landfill will only accept branches 3 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length. Residents are also limited to one-load per week, of no more than 3 cubic yards of material.
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