Deffenbaugh planning to pilot curbside glass pick up program in Prairie Village


Deffenbaugh Industries is planning to roll out a trial curbside glass recycling program in Prairie Village next year.

Deffenbaugh Community Relations Manager John Blessing told the Prairie Village City Council on Monday that the waste removal company had been working with the Normandy Square homes association and parts of the Corinth Hills homes associations on the outlines of a program that would provide weekly curbside pickup of glass. The glass would then be delivered to Ripple Glass for processing and delivery to Owens Corning, which uses the bottles in its insulation products.

“We currently haul all of the Ripple bins in the city,” Blessing said. “This would be an extension of that partnership.”

Blessing said the company hoped to execute the agreement to provide the service in October with pickups starting sometime in 2016.

While some private companies offer weekly curbside glass pickup, no trash haulers in the area offer such a service.

“We know it will be a success — but it may take a little tweaking,” Blessing told the council. “We want to use Prairie Village as a pilot city.”

Normandy Square is one of Prairie Village’s smaller homes associations, covering 73 homes just north of Briarwood Elementary.