Republic taking steps to fix Prairie Village trash pickup problems

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

Trash piled up recently outside of a Prairie Village home. File photo

Waste hauler Republic Services says the issues that have caused frustrating delays for some residents’ trash pickups in recent months are improving.

An official with the Arizona-based company — which is the main waste collector licensed in Prairie Village servicing a majority of residents — told the city council Tuesday night that the Johnson County suburb is its “number one priority.”