On July 28, 2009, the Derby City Council approved a contract for curbside recycling and enhanced trash pickup services effective Dec. 1, 2009. The city contracted with Waste Connections of Kansas, Inc., to serve residents of the entire city. This ensures prices are fair and consistent and that quality standards are maintained.
Participating in Curbside Recycling
The decision to put recyclables out at the curb every other week is a decision to be made by each household. Derby does not mandate recycling. We provide a system that encourages recycling by making it easy and affordable. More than 80 percent of Derby residents participate in biweekly curbside recycling.
Of all waste created by Derby households, approximately 22% was recycled rather than sent to the landfill. Before this program started in Dec. 2009, the rate of recycling in Derby was less than 5%.
Residents can sign up to recycle by calling Waste Connections at 316-838-4920 to receive a recycling cart. Recyclables are collected biweekly. Residents receive Recycling Perks Points for recycled material. These points can be used for discounts and coupons at local and nationwide retailers.