Potential Impacts to Yard Waste and Bulky Item Collection Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATE ON YARD WASTE PICKUP: We have just heard back from WCA this morning (03/30/2020) and the Morningview Homes neighborhood will continue to have trash pickup, including yard waste, as scheduled. There is no change at this time...meaning WCA will still pick up all yard waste in paper bags that weigh 50 pounds or less.

Due to feedback we have heard from trash haulers and amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is temporarily allowing trash haulers to make the decision not to pick up anything by hand that is outside your regular trash or recycle bins.

Materials this may affect will include curbside yard waste collection, bulky item pickup, and recycling that isn't in your curbside bin. TRASH AND RECYCLING WILL STILL BE COLLECTED AS USUAL AT THIS TIME. If you have questions about your service, please contact your trash collection company.

1. Yard Waste- there are several ways that you can deal with your yard waste on site including starting a backyard compost bin, mulch mowing leaves, and leaving grass clippings on your lawn. If you can put off yard projects for a few weeks For more info on how you can handle your yard waste: www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/environment/recycling/yard-waste-and-composting

2. Bulky item pickup- Large trash items can still be self-hauled to the Johnson County Landfill as of this post. Again, if you can hold off on large projects for a few weeks. Contact your trash collection company to see if they are still collecting bulky items.

3. Recycling- Keep your recyclables in the bin. If you have excess cardboard that won't fit in your bin, you can either save it for the next collection or drop them off at either the Overland Park Recycling Center located off of 119th St. and Hardy or the community drop off bins located in the Walmart parking lot off of 135th St and Blackbob.

If you have any questions post them on here or contact Brandon Hearn 913-715-6936 brandon.hearn@jocogov.org

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