Overland Park’s bulky item pickup program could see major changes in future — here’s why

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The city is considering changing how it conducts bulky item pickups, which currently allow residents to have large items picked up curbside every other year. The current program is city run, but officials have proposed requiring private trash haulers to offer bulky item pickup as part of their base service to residents. File image.

Sine 1988, Overland Park has offered residents a bulky item collection event to provide an opportunity to dispose of large items, such as furniture and appliances not collected by weekly trash pickup.

However, changes to the popular program could be coming soon because city staff say it is no longer as effective as it once was.