Overland Park residents would get option for every-other-week recycling pickup with proposal

Waste Management is again asking Overland Park to consider allowing the company to offer residents every-other-week recycling pickukp, in addition to the current weekly standard. Residents in the past have raised concerns about increased costs for recycling and having smaller bins fill up if pickup times are more drawn out. File image.

Overland Park is once again considering a proposal from Waste Management to allow for residents to get their recycling picked up every other week instead of weekly. 

The city’s Community Development Committee on Wednesday discussed the request from the private trash hauler, which approached the committee with a similar request last February. 

At that time, the committee showed little enthusiasm for the idea, citing residents’ opposition to every-other-week pickups, and asked Waste Management for more information.