KANSAS CITY, MO. — Thousands of homeowners have some work ahead after reported EF-1 and EF-2 tornados caused miles of damage early Wednesday morning.
Cities are already planning how to help out and get neighborhoods back to normal.
Homeowners will be allowed to dispose of storm debris and limbs in the following ways, depending on the cities where they live.
The city is assessing the amount of damage and working to clear streets and other public areas.
Leaders will possibly release additional information about drop-off opportunities in the near future.
The city will offer curbside pickup and weekend drop-off options for certain debris from Wednesday’s storm.
Curbside pickup in east Lenexa
Curbside pickup will be available for residential areas east of Renner Boulevard starting Monday, June 13. Crews will target specific areas on certain days of the week. The city said a map outlining pickup days will be released soon.
Crews will only pick up storm-damaged limbs and branches that are 8-10 feet long and stacked parallel to the curb. Yard waste, such as leaves, will not be picked up.
Crews will not go on private property to collect items.
Do not place limbs or branches in boxes or containers, and don’t tie limbs together with rope or twine.
Here is the schedule:
- Monday, June 13: East of Renner Boulevard and north of 87th Street Parkway to the city limits
- Tuesday, June 14: Area bordered by Renner Boulevard, 87th Street Parkway, Lackman Road and 95th Street
- Wednesday, June 15: Area bordered by Lackman Road 87th Street Parkway, Pflumm Road and 95th Street
- Thursday, June 16: Area bordered by Pflumm Road, 87th Street Parkway, Quivira Road and 95th Street
- Friday, June 17: East of Renner Boulevard and south of 95th Street to the city limits
Free weekend drop-off site
The Lenexa Municipal Services Service Center at 7700 Cottonwood St. will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following dates for free limb drop-off:
- Saturday, June 11
- Sunday, June 12
- Saturday, June 18
- Sunday, June 19
This service is available to Lenexa residents only. You must present ID.
Overland Park residents can drop off storm debris Sunday and Monday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Parks Headquarters, located at 11921 Hardy.
Residents must have proof of residency. Non-residents can use the drop-off site if an Overland Park resident with proof of residency appears with them.
The city will not limit the amount or form of storm debris accepted. Branches, limbs, or stumps can be bundled, bagged or loose. Residents should expect to unload their vehicles themselves, however. Debris from commercial vehicles will not be accepted.
Buckner’s drop off facility is located at 2500 O’Donnell Road.
It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Buckner residents only. Contractors are not allowed.
The City of Independence plans to open its Drop-Off Depot to collect storm debris.
The site is located at 875 Vista Ave.
It will accept tree limbs and brush for free Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The drop-off is only for residential storm debris. Yard waste or trash will not be accepted.
Citizens will need to provide proof of residency and no contractors will be allowed.
The city is evaluating the need and may possibly hold additional times and dates, if needed.
Public works will open the tree limb yard to Liberty residents on June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The yard is located at 210 Highway, approximately a 0.5 mile east of Highway 291. Look for the signs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
The city’s three drop off sites will be open Monday through Saturday beginning June 9. They will remain open on that schedule through June 25.
Anyone hoping to utilize the site is required to provide proof of Kansas City, Missouri, residency.
Those sites are at the following areas:
- 11660 North Main
- 1815 North Chouteau Trafficway
- 10301 Raytown Road
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