Solid Waste service for trash, recycling and bulk items will begin today, Feb. 22, in areas on the regular Thursday collection schedule. Thursday collection routes will be serviced into the weekend, if necessary.
With a break in snowfall, City snow operations have made enough progress for residential units to begin heading back into neighborhoods. Crews will be working through the night, and residents are asked to be patient as crews tackle over 1,200 lane miles and 1,500 cul-de-sacs. Residential units are smaller vehicles and snow removal progress will be substantially impacted by the high volume of snow. Larger trucks will serve residential areas as available.
Due to the volume of snow, all crews plowing residential areas have been redirected to arterial streets to assist emergency responses.
Plowing has been significantly hampered by the number of stranded vehicles on city streets, and the City continues to strongly urge residents to avoid driving if at all possible.
The Olathe Police Department is asking drivers involved in non-injury accidents to exchange information and walk-in to the Police Department today or report the accident at a later date.
Olathe Municipal Court has canceled all dockets for Thursday, February 21. Those scheduled for this date will receive a notice in the mail with a new court date.
City trash collection has been discontinued for Thursday, Feb. 21. The Transfer Station and Household Hazardous Waste Site is also closed for operations on Feb. 21. Please check back for additional information as it becomes available.
Visit Snow Removal for additional information about City services during this winter storm event.
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With a Winter Storm Warning currently in effect, Olathe crews have been working around the clock to prepare for the event and are ready to hit the pavement.
The Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed for facility maintenance on Saturday, Feb. 16. Regular operations will resume at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18.