Fairway to start special collection for brush and limbs from storm Tuesday

Fairway will start a special collection for brush and limbs that fell as a result of Sunday’s intense winds this Tuesday, May 28.

The city sent the guidelines below about the collection process.

  • Collection will begin on Tuesday, May 28. Public Works cannot tell ahead of time exactly when they will be by a particular residence as collection amounts will vary from street to street. The Public Works Department strongly urges all residents to have brush to the curb by Tuesday, May 28 to make sure you are not missed.
  • Collection will begin daily at 7:00 a.m.
  • Brush must be stacked neatly at curbside for pick-up (even if it came off of a tree within the right-of-way).
  • It should be placed parallel to the curb so it does not block the sidewalk or stick out into the street.
  • Branches must be no longer than 8 feet in length (even if it came off of a tree within the right-of-way.  8 feet is the approximate length of the Public Works truck beds, branches longer than this will not fit in the trucks).
  • Public Works must have clear access to the brush from the street. If there is a vehicle parked near the brush it will not be collected.
  • The Public Works Department will start out picking up the smaller piles by hand and writing down the addresses of the larger piles to be picked up by equipment. Equipment pickup will be done prior to moving on to the next area.
  • The Public Works Department will be picking up the bulk of the piles. The remaining small debris and raking of yards will be left up to the homeowner. Please follow Town and Country Disposal’s guidelines for your regular yard waste collection.
  • Once a first pass is made through the entire city the Public Works Department will begin a second pass through the city. The City will send an updated email noticing when the second pass will begin.
  • Due to Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulations residents may not deposit any waste in the Public Works dumpster. DO NOT take any brush to the Public Works facility. Brush from the storm is to be place curbside during the specified storm damage brush collection. If you miss the Public Works collection you must follow Town and Country Disposal’s guidelines for regular yard waste collection.

Prairie Village Public Works Acting Director Keith Bredehoeft said Prairie Village would not be holding a special collection or establishing a drop off location for brush. Prairie Village residents can put limbs and other yard waste from the storm out on their normal trash days, provided they put the limbs into four-foot long bundles.