Was your trash pickup delayed? These 2022 holidays will push back collection in Kansas City

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It’s a new year, and that means new trash holidays.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day kicked off Kansas City’s adjusted trash and recycling pickup schedule.

So if your pickup was delayed this week, that’s why. If your scheduled trash pickup day was Monday, that means it was picked up on Tuesday. If it’s Tuesday, it will be picked up Wednesday and so on and so forth.

Trash pickup will be delayed by a day on the following holidays in 2022:

  • Presidents Day - Feb. 21

  • Memorial Day - May 30

  • Independence Day - July 4

  • Labor Day - Sept. 5

  • Veterans Day - Nov. 11. It falls on a Friday, so trash, recycling and bulky items will be picked up Nov. 12

  • Thanksgiving Day - Nov. 24. Thursday’s pick up happens on Friday, Nov. 25 and Friday’s collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 26.

  • Monday, Dec. 26. Christmas is on a Sunday, so the Monday after will be recognized as a holiday.

Amnesty weeks happen twice each year and allow Kansas City residents to put out up to 12 trash bags without a tag, as long as each bag weighs less than 40 pounds. Those weeks happen July 4 through July 9 and Dec. 21 through Dec. 31.

If your trash isn’t picked up, or you have a question about trash collection or another city service, you can call 311.

Find your area’s holiday trash pickup schedule below:

A reminder that many areas surrounding Kansas City use private trash collection, so it’s different businesses that pick up the trash, not the government. You can search your address to see if Christmas will disrupt your trash service on most private collectors’ sites.

Do you have other questions about city services? Let us know at kcq@kcstar.com or using the form below.

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