City trash service changes (Jan. 1, 2018)

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Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Raymore will be switching vendors for its citywide trash pick-up service. This page is designed to answer as many questions as possible about the upcoming change.

As we move closer to the end of the year, the City and Jim's Disposal will be reaching out through a variety of venues to let residents know about the new service, how to get a new cart and much more.

We know residents will have many other questions and we encourage you to call our utility office at 816-331-5182.

The level of service you have come to expect will also not change. In fact, in some areas we are increasing the level of service while keeping the cost down.

Solid Waste

There will be no changes from current unlimited solid waste service. Residents will still be permitted to put out bagged trash in addition to what is in the cart.

Carts

Each resident will be provided with a 65-gallon solid waste and a 65-gallon recycling cart. Rehrig Pacific will be conducting the trash cart "program" for Jim's Disposal Service. They are located in De Soto, Kansas. Their program will include extensive contact with residents to allow them to change cart sizes prior to delivery if they wish. Residents can choose different cart sizes in writing, online or by telephone.

The contract calls for new cart delivery in December 2017. Existing carts will be picked up immediately after the end of the existing contract in January 2018.

Pickup Days

Currently, every resident in Raymore has trash picked up on Wednesday. Because of the growth of our community, we will be dividing this into two days — Wednesday and Thursday. Half of the City will be picked up on Wednesday and the other half will be on Thursday. Once assigned, your trash pick-up day will remain the same.

Recycling

There is also no change from current unlimited recycling service. Although the recycling cart size is larger than the current provider — to try and encourage more recycling — residents can order a smaller cart. Residents can put out recycling that doesn't fit into the cart.

Yard Waste

There will be no change in the unlimited yard waste that can be placed at the curb. The same yard waste rules will apply (only grass clippings, leaves, vines, hedges, and shrub trimmings, tree trimmings and tree limbs).

The yard waste pickup schedule will also be expanded. Starting in 2018, yard waste will be picked up at the same time as trash and recycling from March 1 through Dec. 31.

Special Item/Bulky Item Pickup

Residents will pay $25 for each item of bulky pickup. The resident will contact Jim's Disposal Service directly and they will be billed independently for this service. If an item is privately picked-up prior to Jim's pick-up, the resident will not be charged.

Jim's Disposal Service will also be providing two, FREE, citywide bulky item pick-up days per year as part of the contract. Residents will be able to set out up to five items on these days with a limitation of only one refrigerator per residence at each.

A spring and fall pick-up day will be offered, but the details of these pick-up days will be finalized with the City and information provided to residents.

Cost

The cost of weekly trash service will only increase to cover the cost of the contract, which went through a public bid process. The City of Raymore will charge residents monthly the exact amount of the contract ($12.41 per residence, per month). There are no other fees assessed to the residents for this service.