Large Item Pickup moves to fall

The dates of Overland Park’s highly popular Large Item Trash Pickup of unwanted items are moving to the fall.

The city’s program for pickup of these items usually occurs in early spring, typically during March and April. Scheduling the event to avoid holidays, school spring vacations and collections that occur in other municipalities is often difficult. In 2014, one weekend overlapped with spring break and in 2013 the collections were held during June. Both prompted complaints from residents expressing displeasure with the scheduling.

Get that unwanted junk from your garage or basement, and be prepared for Overland Park's annual large item fall clean up.04132012 Photo by Susan Pfannmuller

Each year the large item program serves one-half of the city, using Antioch as the dividing line. It alternates east and west of Antioch. In 2014, it was conducted west of Antioch. More than 1.8 million pounds of material was collected at a cost of $136,663 in 2014.

This year it is for households east of Antioch.

Dates for 2015 are:

  • Sept. 19, north city limits to 87th Street
  • Sept. 26, College Boulevard to south city limits
  • Oct. 3, 87th Street to College Boulevard

You can set all items at the curb no later than 7 a.m. the day of pick up. Do not place items at the curb prior to the Friday before your collection date. Appliances may be collected separately from other items.

You can place up to two pickup loads of items in an orderly pile at the curb. Any excess will not be collected. Put out only those items not regularly collected by your trash service.

All loose items must be bundled. This includes wood scrap or drywall. Any loose items will not be picked up.

Special Note: No tree limbs, brush or yard waste will be collected as part of this program. No exceptions.

If you put out an appliance, make absolutely certain to secure the door to prevent any accidents.

Items that will be collected include:

  • Appliances
  • Car parts (no engines or fuel tanks)
  • Railroad ties (four feet or less in length)
  • Fencing
  • Remodeling debris
  • Furniture.

If you have debris or trash that is not normally collected as part of your weekly curbside service, contact your trash hauler and arrange a special collection. If you plan to haul it yourself, there are several disposal sites in the area. For more information, call 913-895-6270.