Residential Trash and Recycling Delayed for Thanksgiving Day

Published on November 20, 2023


In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Waste Management will not collect residential trash and recycling in Kansas City, Kansas, on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are on a normal collection schedule.

Residential trash & recycling collection will be delayed by one day:

  • If your normal day is Thursday, place your items at the curb or street edge on Friday, November 24
  • If your normal day is Friday, place your items at the curb or street edge on Saturday, November 25

A graphic showing the residential trash and recycling collection schedule for Thanksgiving 2023

To learn more about Solid Waste Management, read frequently asked questions, and view helpful tips, visit To report a service issue, call 3-1-1.

Trash & Recycling Tips

Has your trash or recycling pick-up been late? Is it your regular trash day and the cans are still full at the street? Before you report your items as missed, keep the following in mind:

  • Put your trash and recycling out by 7 AM.
  • Don’t report a missed collection to Waste Management.
  • Always report services issues to 3-1-1. Reporting to 3-1-1 allows Public Works’ Solid Waste Team to directly follow up with Waste Management to get your items off the ground.
  • If your trash was not picked up - don't take it back in! Leave your missed items at the curb or street edge until they’re collected. Bringing your missed trash or recycling back into your garage or placing it on the side of your house can result in it being missed again.
  • Sometimes recovering your missed items can take a day or two. Put your trash and recycling in sealed containers to keep it from spilling out and blowing all over your neighborhood. If your items still haven't been recovered after a day or two, report it again!
  • Sometimes trash and recycling are missed because crews are working hard to pick up bulky items. Bulky item collection slows everything down, so avoid putting bulky items out whenever possible. The faster drivers can collect trash and recycling at your neighbor’s house, the faster they can get to yours!
  • Please be patient. We know missed trash and recycling collection is frustrating, and Public Works' Solid Waste team is committed to working with Waste Management on ways to keep these misses from happening.

Trash & Recycling Holiday Schedule

There are six holidays on which residential trash and recycling are not collected:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On these holidays, the pickup of everyone’s trash and recycling is moved back one day unless the holiday falls on a weekend. Learn more about weekly trash collection and get answers to some frequently asked questions by checking out the Weekly Trash & Recycling FAQ. To find your trash day, visit