Trash piling up for weeks in parts of Prairie Village

A Republic Services trash bin in Prairie Village overflows with several bags sitting next to the bin.

Republic Services is playing catch up in Prairie Village after several delays from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. Above, an overflowing trash bin in Prairie Village. Photo credit Juliana Garcia

Some Prairie Village residents have gone weeks without their trash and recycling being collected.

Private waste hauler Republic Services, the city’s exclusive waste removal contractor, appears to still be catching up on some pickup routes following multiple delays caused by weather and the holidays.