As residents continue to clean up from last week’s tornado, Jackson County officials have reminders about available services.
Residents of unincorporated parts of the county can put their storm-damage waste at the curb for county crews to pick up. That runs through April 1.
Residents are asked to place those materials on the line where their property meets the right of way. County crews won’t go onto private property. There is no set schedule for pickup, but a resident can call in – 816-847-7050 – to ask for a pickup.
Materials need to be divided into piles:
• Construction materials such as siding, roofing and lumber.
• Household hazardous wastes such as paint, fuel, yard chemicals and household chemicals.
The county also has a debris site and a yard waste collection site at 37901 E. Pink Hill Road in Oak Grove, a little west of South Outer Belt Road/Missouri H.
Residents can take brush, leaves limbs there, as well at the other types of waste – construction materials, household hazardous waste, electronics and appliances.
“We’re prepared to accept all different forms of debris,” said Brian Gaddie, director of the county Public Works Department.
Through March 26, those two sites on Pink Hill Road are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
That’s open to residents of Oak Grove and residents of the unincorporated parts of the county hit by last Monday’s storm.
Also, County Executive Frank White point out that residents whose homes were destroyed can apply to have the assessed value of their homes reduced to zero. The county will still tax the land itself.
Gaddie said Public Works crews worked late into Monday night, the night of the storm, and then again first thing Tuesday morning, to help clear roads blocked by debris.
“I’m really proud of all of the associates in the county and all the work they were able to do …” White said.