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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Disposal of Trees, Limbs and Brush

Will the City of Lee’s Summit be picking up trees, limbs and brush from the storm on Saturday, June 2, 2018?

Will the City of Lee’s Summit be picking up trees, limbs and brush from the storm on Saturday, June 2, 2018?
No, the City of Lee’s Summit will not be picking up trees, limbs and brush. Crews only move trees, limbs and brush to the side of streets to keep traffic open; they do not remove it and dispose of it. Maintenance of trees and landscaping on private property or from private property are the responsibility of property owners. That includes trees in the right-of-way. For example, if a limb from your tree falls into the street, you are responsible for properly disposing of it.

Who do I call if trees, limbs or brush are blocking traffic on streets?
Call the Public Works Department at 969-1800 during regular business hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call Fire Dispatch after hours at 969-7407.

Where can I dispose of trees, limbs and brush?
There are multiple locations in the area that will accept yard waste such as limbs and brush; please click on their website links to check for hours of operation and fees:

 

  • Some trash haulers accept bundled limbs and sticks; check with your trash hauler to get specific requirements and fees. 

 Do NOT:

  • Dump illegally; anyone found to be dumping illegally can be charged with a violation of City ordinances. This includes depositing debris in storm drains, ditches, streams, or creeks; such materials not only block the system causing localized flooding, but also cause or contribute to water pollution.
     
  • Burn limbs and brush, even in outside patio fireplaces. More information.
  • Put trees, limbs or brush in streets. The City will NOT pick it up; the City will only move trees, limbs or brush to the side of streets if they are blocking traffic.

Why doesn’t the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park offer free drop-off of yard waste such as trees, limbs and brush?

The Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park is operated by Summit Waste Systems, which is a private company. While the City of Lee’s Summit does have a contract with Summit Waste Systems to operate the landfill, yard waste and household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities at the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park, the City does not have any control over fees or the hours of operation. 

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