Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trash, recycling collections to begin an hour early next week


As a result of the predicted temperatures in next week's forecast, Deffenbaugh Industries has decided to start picking up trash and recycling collections one hour early.

Crews will begin picking up trash in Wyandotte County at 6 a.m. on July 23.

Residents are asked to put their trash and recycling materials prior to that time.

"We have been careful during this ongoing heat wave, but when we looked at next week's forecast, we knew we had to take extra measures to protect our employees," said Tom Coffman, a company spokesperson. "Allowing our residential crews to begin their work an hour earlier will make a huge difference for our people in terms of their health, safety and efficiency. Our city and county partners were quick to agree to this safety measure, and we can't thank them enough for their help."

For more information, you can check out Deffenbaugh online at or you can call them at (913) 631-3300.