There will be no major changes in weekly curbside recycling requirements for solid waste haulers in Overland Park any time soon.
Last night, Overland Park’s Community Development committee heard a request from Waste Management, which, along with many other private businesses, provides curbside trash and recycling services to Overland Park residents.
Waste Management requested the committee consider changing the City’s ordinance to allow Waste Management to reduce recycling collection frequency for their residential customers from weekly to biweekly.
A representative from Waste Management says recycling processing costs have increased in recent years. A reduction in the transportation and labor operational costs required for weekly pickup could alleviate the costs associated with processing recyclables.
After hearing the presentation from Waste Management, the Community Development committee took no action on the request, meaning the ordinance will not change. The City will continue to require weekly curbside recycling pickup.
Waste Management also alerted the City that beginning this week, it will be swapping customers’ recycling carts out for larger, 95 gallon size carts.
Customers who do not want the larger containers can contact Waste Management at 800-964-8988 to opt out of this change.
Learn more solid waste services in Overland Park, including curbside recycling and the drop-off recycling center, on the Trash + Recycling page of our website.