Tuesday trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the current winter storm.
Midday update on Feb. 25
Trash and recycling service for Friday customers was completed on Saturday (2/23).
Monday customers should have their trash and recycling out for regular service on Monday (2/25).
Solid Waste crews are requesting residents to avoid putting carts in the street.
If you put your cart in a snow drift, crews will put it back to keep the street clear.
Morning update on Feb. 24
Crews continue 24/7 snow operations and have moved all units into residential areas. Crews are making an initial pass through all residential areas and will return to plow as close to curb-to-curb as possible.
Residents are asked to move vehicles off streets and into driveways when possible. Clearing efforts can be hampered by cars parked along streets because they decrease the width a plow needs to safely maneuver.
Abandoned vehicles can be reported to the non-emergency police number 782-0720.
Stranded cars may have been towed yesterday, Feb. 21, to make room for emergency responders and snow plows.
If you are looking for your vehicle (in Olathe), call non-emergency police numbers 782-0720 or 971-7500.
Morning update on Feb. 22
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.