The Unified Government is converting its recycling center at 3241 Park Drive into a yard waste dropoff site, starting Friday, April 25.
According to information from the UG, the yard waste dropoff site will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.
Only yard waste will be accepted at the site. That will include grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves, branches and other yard waste. Recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and aluminum will not be accepted at the yard waste dropoff location.
Residents may take a load of grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves or branches to the new site, 3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, Kan. It will not accept stumps and logs larger than 12 inches in diameter or items more than four feet long.
Wyandotte County residents will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. Commercially generated material will not be accepted.
Wyandotte County residents also may take residential yard waste to the Deffenbaugh landfill in Johnson County, free of charge with proof of residency. Residents with a load of grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves or branches can load them up and dump them in a designated site at the landfill without paying a tipping fee. Deffenbaugh will not accept stumps, logs larger than 12 inches in diameter or items more than four feet in length. Commercially generated material will not be accepted.
Residents in Kansas City, Kan., also may dispose of yard waste in their regular weekly trash pickup. Leaves and grass clippings must be bagged and not in excess of 50 pounds per bag. Tree limbs must be tied in bundles not more than four feet long and not in excess of 50 pounds.
The UG also encourages residents to consider using grass clippings and leaves in their landscaping. They can be used to provide organic matter and nutrients for landscaping. Mulch mowing, mulching, composting or tilling the leaves into the soil are ways that improve the soil and avoid landfill disposal.