Curbside Recycling

Background


On July 28, 2009, the Derby City Council approved a contract for curbside recycling and enhanced trash pickup services effective Dec. 1, 2009. The city contracted with Waste Connections of Kansas, Inc., to serve residents of the entire city. This ensures prices are fair and consistent and that quality standards are maintained. On January 1, 2022, a new five-year contract with Waste Connections begins.

Participating in Curbside Recycling


The decision to put recyclables out at the curb every other week is a decision to be made by each household. Derby does not mandate recycling. We provide a system that encourages recycling by making it easy and affordable. More than 90 percent of Derby trash customers also participate in biweekly curbside recycling. Before this program started in Dec. 2009, the rate of recycling in Derby was less than 5%.

Residents who do not currently recycle can call Waste Connections at 316-838-4920 to receive a recycling cart. Recyclables are collected biweekly on the same day as your trash is picked up. It is important to only place recyclable items in the recycling cart so that these materials can effectively be processed. The poster below outlines items that can be recycled, as well as common items that cannot be recycled.

Effective January 1, 2022, Waste Connections will notify customers if trash or non-accepted items are found in their carts. If contamination is found, the customer will receive two warning notices. After that, their cart will be removed and the customer will be billed $25 for the removal. Customers who do not wish to recycle may contact Waste Connections at 316-838-4920 to have their carts removed at no charge through December 31, 2021. Canceling recycling services will not change the service rate charged.

Recycling poster
Print a poster.