KCK Waste Management hopes new company will help trash issues

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 11:58:59-04
If you live in Kansas City, Kansas and are experiencing problems with your trash pickup, you are not alone.

Officials with KCK are now doing their part to reassure people that the problems with trash facing the community for the past year are going to be fixed. In part with new ownership of Deffenbaugh Wast Inc.

Waste Management recently acquired Deffenbaugh and the city says steps are being taking to get the trash cleared out.

Here is what they are doing:

  • The number of trash routes are planned to increase from 12 to up to 15 times per day
  • Additional recycling trucks to be added each day
  • Speeding up pick up times by several hours per day.

“I am pleased with the strategy Waste Management has proposed to improve the quality of trash collection services our residents have come to expect,” said Unified Government County Administrator Doug Bach in a media release.

“Seeing an increase in the number of drivers on our streets to improve reliability and timeliness of service is a big win for our community.”

People should be seeing the changes at the end of the month.






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