The Kansas City, Kan.-based Deffenbaugh is working with Johnson County and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, allowing residents in Wyandotte County to take their residential yard waste to the company’s landfill in Johnson County for free. Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves and branches, according to a news release.
In the fall Deffenbaugh and the Unified Government will open drop-off sites for yard waste at central locations in Wyandotte County.
The two entities also will work together to create a subscription-based curbside yard waste pickup program.
All yard waste collected at the landfill, from the drop-off sites or through the subscription curbside collection program will go to a composting operation. The Unified Government said the goal of the program is to reduce the amount of yard waste going to the landfill.