Prairie Village could be the next Kansas City-area municipality to see the return of curbside glass recycling.
A representative of Deffenbaugh Industries on Monday told the City Council that the company plans to begin a pilot project in October collecting glass curbside for roughly 200 homes in the Prairie Village neighborhoods of Normandy Square and Corinth Hills. Based on the results, the company would roll out curbside glass recycling citywide beginning next year.
“We kicked around the idea, and we think now’s the time,” said John Blessing, a public sector representative for the company, which handles residential trash collection and other types of recycling for the city.
Blessing said the pilot would not cost residents or the city anything. Deffenbaugh’s contract with Prairie Village expires next year, so time will tell if the expanded recycling service would find its way to homeowners’ trash bills.