The Prairie Village, Kan., City Council has approved a 10-year contract with Republic Services. Republic will replace the city’s current waste and recycling provider, Deffenbaugh, on January 1, 2017.
The City Council had a choice between a 5-year contract and a 10-year contract with Republic and chose the 10-year contract, which will save the city approximately $100,000 per year. The City Council also approved an increase of $18 for the annual household assessment for disposal services.
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Prairie Village has agreed to a 10-year contract with Republic Services to pick up trash, recycling and yard waste materials in the city, replacing Deffenbaugh on January 1.
The city council this week was offered the choice between a 5 or 10-year contract with Republic. The council had earlier agreed to replace Deffenbaugh with Republic and begin negotiations on contract terms. Customers in the city, along with those across the metro, have experienced service problems with both Deffenbaugh and Town & Country. Both local companies have been purchased by national or regional waste haulers.
The council split 6-6 on a motion to accept the 10-year contract and Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer broke the tie by voting for the 10-year contract.