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Shawnee Tidy Town Update
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020

As you all know, we are being faced with an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has forced us to make several big changes to our City functions, meetings, events and more. We have been working closely with the trash haulers in Shawnee to figure out how to handle the upcoming Tidy Town event. As always, we must make health and safety the utmost priority. Please know this was not an easy decision and we have to consider several factors.
 
Waste Management has agreed to the following changes:
 
Once restrictions related to COVID-19 are no longer in place, residents will be able to schedule a bulky item pickup for their household directly with their trash hauler, pending employee safety and staffing availability.
 
Residents will schedule this appointment directly with their trash hauler to work out a time that is convenient for the customer. All of the guidelines about what will, and will not be accepted curbside still apply.
 
Bulk service must be scheduled by 12/1/2020 and completed by 12/31/2020. No carry over into 2021 will be allowed. Your trash hauler can answer specific questions regarding items as well.
 
Waste Management: (913) 631-3300
 
There will be no drop-off site available. The drop-off site requires a high level of coordination between City staff and trash haulers. It is something we all start planning for several months in advance. At this time, we cannot set a date in the future with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting staffing, safety and other day-to-day activities.
 
We would encourage people to visit recyclespot.org or to contact one of our local nonprofit organizations to look for ways to offload some of their items in an environmentally friendly way.
 
We understand these changes impact you all directly and these are not decisions we take lightly. Again, the safety of our community is our top priority. If you have questions, please contact your trash hauler directly or the City of Shawnee at (913) 742-6204. We thank all of you who are showing us patience and understanding.
 
You can also find this information online at cityofshawnee.org/tidytown.
 
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