For Release: Aug. 27, 2012
Contact: Randy Carroll, Public Works Director - 913.322.5570

Merriam's fall large item pick-up scheduled for October 15 - 19, 2012

The City of Merriam will conduct the fall clean-up campaign during the week of October 15 through 19, 2012. Large items such as furniture, appliances, carpets/rugs, and miscellaneous large items are to be put curbside on the scheduled pickup day.

These items will NOT be picked up:
  • Routine trash (goes to local trash service)
  • Concrete, asphalt, cinder blocks, or rocks
  • Landscaping timber/railroad ties
  • Tree branches, brush, firewood, leaves & yard waste
  • Roofing materials/shingles, lumber, sheet rock, and other building materials
  • Paint cans, chemicals, tires, motor oil, brake fluid, gas/gas tanks, diesel fuel, pesticides, and other household hazardous waste (for assistance with these items, call the Johnson County Hazardous Waste Collection, 913-715-6900)
  • Residents should not load items into truck beds, trailers or inside containers they wish to keep.

A one-time pickup in scheduled areas will occur as outlined below. Residents must have their items curbside before 7:00 AM the day of their pickup.
  • Monday - North of 75th St. and south of 67th; East of Switzer and west of Antioch.
  • Tuesday - North of 67th and south of Johnson Dr.; East of Switzer and west of Antioch.
  • Wednesday - North of 67th and south of 54th Terr.; East of Antioch and west of Lowell
  • Thursday - North of Johnson Dr. and south of 53rd; East of Switzer and west of Antioch.
  • Friday - North of 53rd and south of 47th; East of Switzer and west of Antioch.

Senior citizen and residents with disabilities, can call the Public Works Department at 913.322.5570 to be placed on a list of citizens needing assistance in removal of large items from the home or yard.

For additional information call the Merriam Public Works Department at 913-322-5570.