Town & Country Disposal, the company that has contracts for solid waste disposal across northeast Johnson County, has been sold.
Waste Corporation of America (WCA), a regional disposal company that operates in 10 states, is the purchaser. Town & Country, based in Harrisonville, Mo. had been locally owned. WCA completed the sale in October, according to WCA regional sales manager Andy Barton.
Barton said WCA will honor all of the existing Town & Country contracts and terms. Most notably, that would include contracts with the cities of Westwood, Fairway and Roeland Park that have been in effect since 2012. Town & Country also holds contracts with a number of homeowner associations in Prairie Village and Leawood.
Westwood, Roeland Park and Fairway took trash hauling bids jointly through the Mid-America Regional Council in 2012 and their contract includes the option to renew each year through 2017. For 2016, Town & Country is not imposing a price increase, which sets the rate in those cities for $12.12 per month, one of the lowest rates in the area. Westwood approved the 2016 extension last week.
Barton said Town & Country contracts with approximately 100 HOAs across the metro. He said the service will still operate as Town & Country. One future change might be the holiday schedule, he indicated. Town & Country has historically picked up trash on every holiday. WCA would like to give the drivers Christmas and Thanksgiving off, Barton said.