Large item pick up festivities start in Prairie Village this coming Saturday

Large item pick up for homes on 75th Street and north in Prairie Village will be Saturday.
Large item pick up for homes on 75th Street and north in Prairie Village will be Saturday.

Open up those packed garages and take the tarp off that pile of stuff in the corner of the basement: It’s large item pick up time in Prairie Village.

The annual rite-of-passage for PV homeowners begins this Saturday, April 11, when crews from Deffenbaugh will make the rounds and collect large items from houses on and north of 75th Street. Deffenbaugh will hit homes south of 75th Street on Saturday, April 18.

Here’s a look at the regulations surrounding what items Deffenbaugh will pick up, from the city’s website.

Items Collected Include

  • Appliances
  • Railroad ties (4’ or less in length)
  • Fencing (Cut into 4′ x 4′ sections.  Bundle loose pickets for easy collection)
  • Furniture
  • Tree limbs cut to 4’ feet or less in length and secured in bundles no more than 18” in diameter.
  • Carpet (cut into 4′ x 4′ sections)

Bundle or package loose items.  Put only those items not collected by regular trash service.

Special Requirements and Restrictions:

  • Large pieces of glass must be broken down and placed in boxes.
  • Swing sets must be disassembled.
  • No items larger than a household-size refrigerator.

Materials which will NOT be collected include:

  • Items weighing more than 150 pounds
  • Tree limbs or tree stumps (only limbs/branches cut into 4 ft lengths and bundled)
  • Hazardous materials (includes tires, toxic materials, paint, car batteries, fireplace ashes, solvents or oils)
  • Excessive quantities of concrete, rubble, or refuse from remodeling, construction or demolition of
  • buildings
  • Waste from commercial establishments
  • Compressed gas cylinders

Pickup for items containing refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ice makers, etc.) will also be conducted by Deffenbaugh Industries. Please separate these items by placing them a couple of feet away from items with no refrigerant.

Note that, although large item pickup is officially on Saturday, many people put their items out Friday, when treasure hunters roam the town looking for salvageable stuff.