“It has been an ongoing problem and I understand their position,” explained Jordan. “But at the end of the day, our residents expect their trash to be picked up, their recycling, their yard waste.”
Jordan worked as a police officer for 27 years and has been the assistant city manager for over a year. He said he has lots of experience addressing problems head-on, and that is exactly what he is doing in this case.
That’s why for the first time in 14 years, the city is changing providers to the new waste management company. Pick-up delays are not the only reason, but Jordan said they were a factor.
If the negotiation process goes smoothly, Prairie Village will ride out the Deffenbaugh contract through December 31. Then it will make the switch to Republic on January 1.