Pickup day for recycling, yard waste and trash service is Monday
In the event that that one of these holiday days (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or Christmas) lands on a Monday, there will be a one-day service delay. Check Republic Services website for more information: https://www.republicservices.com/schedule
If your trash/recycling/yard waste is not picked up on its normal day, please leave the bins out for one more day before contacting Republic or us. AS As you know, every waste disposal company has had major difficulties keeping drivers. However, we normally have excellent service.
Use 65 or 95 gallon containers provided by Republic
Please have containers to curb no later than 7 a.m.
Please leave a 3-foot space between your carts, or place them on opposite sides of your driveway
As a reminder, it is against the City of Overland Park’s Municipal code to set out any waste materials on your curb that are not stored in an authorized trash container, earlier than 24 hours prior to your scheduled pickup day. Also note, it is illegal to put any discarded items (furniture, appliances, mattresses, TV’s, etc) out on the curb at any time, unless it is part of a scheduled bulky item pickup with our trash service or as part of a scheduled neighborhood or city wide cleanup day.
Do not overload the cart. If the lid is not closed garbage will be subject to wind and nuisance animals.
Please do not lean anything against cart.
The arrows on the lid of the cart should face toward the street, the handle should face toward your house
Yard waste may NOT be placed in trash carts
Do not put dirt, sod or rock in cart
Do not put flammable material such as oil, gas, paint, hot ashes or coals in cart
Do not put muriatic acid or other pool chemicals and supplies in cart. These can cause reactions in your cart and in the collection trucks leading to fires and dangerous toxic fumes
Do not put debris from construction, remodeling or demolition in the cart
Please do no paint names or addresses on your cart. Each cart is the property of Republic Services
No household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.) - to dispose of any household hazardous wastes, call Household Hazardous Waste at 816-513-8400
Republic Services App is available on both Apple and Android app stores
Recycling just one glass bottle saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. (Imagine how long it would light a compact fluorescent!)
Container glass is 100% recyclable, can be recycled endlessly, and is a primary ingredient in fiberglass insulation and new glass containers.
Burying perfectly good glass in the landfill wastes all the material, energy, and labor that went into making it.
Using recycled glass produces 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than creating new glass (or fiberglass) from raw materials.
Every ton of glass that's recycled results in more than one ton of raw materials saved. That's 1,300 lbs. of sand, 410 lbs. of soda ash, 380 lbs. of limestone, and 150 lbs. of feldspar.
A six-pack of recycled beer bottles produces enough fiberglass insulation to fill a standard wall cavity.
Kansas Citians consume approximately 80,000 tons of container glass each year. In the past, because of the difficulty and inconvenience, only about 5% was recycled. (Nationally, the average recycling rate is over 30% and climbing; in many places in the world, it's north of 90%!)
Glass isn't collected in most area curbside recycling programs, and for good reason. When mixed with other recyclables, broken glass degrades and contaminates those materials, causing them to be "downcycled" into lower quality products.
*(source: Ripple Glass- http://rippleglass.com/why-recycle.php)