Kansas City temporarily closed the brush drop site after the fire

Kansas City, Mo. – A smoldering mulch fire can throw a wrench into weekend yard work plans.

The fire at the Missouri Organic Recycling Center near Interstate 470 and Raytown roads started last weekend.

The center is usually used as a Leaf and brush drop-off site for Kansas City, Missouriresidents, but closed until November 12, because of the fire, according to the city.

The good news is that Kansas City, Missouri, residents have two other drop-off sites available.

  • 11660 North Main Street
    • Northeast corner of Northeast Cookingham Drive and North Main Street
  • 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway

The site is open 8 am – 5 pm on Saturdays, and is also free for Kansas City residents. Anyone using the site Monday through Friday will be charged.

Residents can only remove leaves, yard waste, grass clippings, bushes, and tree stumps.

Proof of residency with a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID is required.

At one point, firefighters said high winds helped the fire. Smoke forced crews to close the eastbound lanes of Interstate 470 near Raytown Road.

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