Category Archives: Kansas City Trash Pickup

Kansas City Grill Disposal and Recycling

Aside from the many official congregations, there is another type of religion in Kansas City and that would be barbeque. Kansas City is so serious about its style of BBQ that a couple of local enthusiasts started the Kansas City Barbeque Society with the simple mission “to celebrate, teach, preserve and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport and art form.” They accomplish this goal by not only sponsoring over 400 BBQ contests around the country each year but also by training and certifying the judges who will be charged with the daunting task of picking the best BBQ among dozens of entries.

What’s great about the KCBS is that they might be BBQ experts but they’re not BBQ snobs. They appreciate all varieties of barbeque styles including St. Louis, Texas, Memphis and Carolina. Of course, they’ll always have a soft spot for Kansas City BBQ. Anyone can become a member of the KCBS and as such will receive the monthly newsletter the Bullsheet and get discounts on sponsored events. To become a sanctioned KCBS judge you merely need to attend a half day class. It’s a safe bet this is one class that will be extremely tasty!

Of course, a barbeque society wouldn’t really be much of a society if it didn’t offer its members some inside tips on grilling, smoking and BBQ. With over 14,000 members you can count on some truly amazing recipes being made available all throughout the year.

Summer is really the premium BBQ season. It’s when most of the amateur chefs take the covers off their old grills and get them ready for some amazing dinners and cook-outs. There are some regular grillers who do a decent job of maintaining their grill all through the harsh winter months. However, most of us use our grills exclusively during the warmer months which means when it turns cold, the grill goes undercover. If this patterned has been repeated over the years then it’s a safe bet that grill has taken a beating. After joining the Kansa City Barbeque Society and getting a hold of all those exclusive recipes you don’t want to ruin them by cooking on a bad grill.

Buying a new grill is like buying a new car. You want to head out to the showroom to check out the latest models and check out what’s under the hood. Too bad you can’t bring in some ribs to really try out the grill. Before bringing you new “baby” home, you’ll have to get rid of the old clunker. That can be handled by hiring a crew of professional junk haulers at Junk King Kansas City. The old grill can’t be donated and can’t be left on the curb. It can only be picked up and carted off on the back of a truck. The good news is that same truck and also helps you get rid of any other junk you want tossed out. If you’re serious about your BBQ then get serious with your grill. Out with the old and in with the new!

5 Reasons to Hire Junk Haulers Kansas City

Junk. The very word conjures up images of piles of trash serving no useful purpose. Now, it is true that some Kansas City artists actually prefer to work in junk by creating sculptures and 3-D paintings with all the stuff we’ve thrown out. But can you count on an artist to stop by your place to sort through your junk. Plus, your junk might not even be art worthy! The best way to handle junk is to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Kansas City to show up and take it all away. If you’ve never used professional junk haulers before then consider these reasons:
  1. You Don’t Have the Muscle: This is no slight on your work-out efforts, but more a realistic approach to getting rid of your junk. Some items like a sofa, old fridge or hunks of patio concrete simply need more than one person to lift and load. Sure you can try to be “Superman” and do the job yourself but do you really want to risk throwing out your back? You don’t have to if you hire experienced movers like Junk King KC.
  2. You Don’t Have A Big Enough Truck: Depending on how much junk you have, you might just need a very big truck. Even if you have your own pick-up you have to consider if that will be enough space. What is the alternative? Making several trips back and forth to the dump? With professional junk haulers its one trip and you don’t have to make it at all!
  3. You Don’t Have the Time: Hopefully, you’re the type of person who has taken the advice to “get a life” to heart. This means your weekends are full of activities. Even if you do have a rare weekend off from a hectic work week do you really want to spend it hauling junk? Probably not. The junk haulers you hire can show up first thing Saturday morning and be done with the job in time for you to head off to brunch! That’s going to be the start of a perfect weekend.
  4. You Don’t Want to Create an Eyesore: If you’ve got junk piling up in your front or back yard you could be getting the “stink eye” from your neighbors. Can you blame them? Put aside your indignity for a moment and think about what goes through your head when you see some yard full of junk. Don’t you think, “They should clean that up.” Well, now is your chance to reduce the risk of an eyesore by getting rid of all your junk once and for all.
  5. You Don’t Want to Mess Up the Environment: If you choose Junk King KC, you could end up having a large percentage of your junk diverted to a recycling center as opposed to a local landfill. Any time you can sidetrack garbage to recycling is going to result in cleaner air and water for everyone.
Add it all up and those are great reasons for hiring Junk King Kansas City!

Kansas City Trash Pickup – Background and Basics

A recent study found that the average American generates up to four pounds of trash each day. That’s each day! Luckily for us, we live in a town that provides for trash pickup. Can you imagine what would happen if those four pounds every day were forced to pile up uncollected? Kansas City provides its residents with a weekly pickup of garbage on a designated day from Monday through Friday. As with every other city across the country, Kansas City has their own way of doing things especially when it comes to garbage pickups.
For instance, the rules are very clear about when you can and cannot put out your garbage. It needs to hit the curb no later than 7 am on the day of pickup, but no earlier than 3 pm on the day before the pickup. So, mark your calendars.  The Kansas City solid waste serves won’t just pick up anybody’s trash. You need to be living in a single-family home, a duplex, or an apartment or other housing units in buildings that contain six or fewer units. For everybody else, the building owner needs to make special arrangements for trash pickup with a private contractor.
Have you heard about trash tags? The official rule is that Kansas City municipal garbage crews are allowed to pick up two bags of trash per eek per eligible household without tags. However, if you threw a big party and have lots of extra trash bags, you’re going to need to head down to a designated hardware store and buy a trash tag for a buck. Without that, your untagged bag will sit on the curb pass the pickup time and that would be bad.
In case you were wondering what the Kansas City Solid Waste Removal Department considers trash here’s the list:
- Food waste and packaging (some packaging can be recycled)
- Small appliances, toys and tools (donate re-usable items to charitable organizations)
- Rubbish associated with normal home maintenance
- Small automobile parts that can be bagged, such as spark plugs, brake shoes and shock absorbers
- Building materials bundled with twine or wire, including wood and wood products, plaster or wallboard
- Boxes of shingles, empty paint cans and similar small items generated during routine maintenance and minor home repair
- Boxes of stone and masonry
That pretty much covers the basics. Then there are all those special preparation items like dog waste. That has to be double bagged. Same for cat litter box waste. If you’ve got broken glass that needs to be wrapped up separated and labeled as “Broken glass.” Also, there should be no liquids in your garbage which means you need to empty out all those milk containers and pop bottles.
Here’s where it gets tricky. There are some items that simply won’t be picked up by the garbage crew. Among these items is anything weighing over 40 pounds, wood or lumber that is longer than four feet in length, construction waste weighing over 500 pounds, tires, or yard waste including grass and other clippings. All of those items require you to make special phone calls to schedule pickups. Of course this being the government there is no telling when those pickups might happen. This is a case where you might want to call up a private junk hauling company like Junk King Kansas City and let them take it all away in one fell swoop.  Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK.