Waste Management Trash Pickup Information

ATTENTION >>> The following changes that were previusly communicated about recycling changes have been temporarily POSTPONED ---Watch your email and here for furhter details on this change.

Pickup Day:

Trash pickup day is Friday at 7am. If a Waste Management company holiday lies within the week, trash will be picked up one day later than usual. For 2021, the holiday schedule is:

Memorial Day Monday, May 31- One day delayed

Fourth of July Sunday, July 4 - No Delay

Labor Day Monday, September 6 - One day delayed

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25 - One day delayed

Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 - No delay

Contact info is kccustomerservice@wm.com or 913-631-3300.

The following changes to the recyling schedule that were previusly communicated have been temporarily POSTPONED. Recycling will continue to be picked up weekly until further notice --- Watch your email and this page for updates.

Due to the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, recycling will now be picked up every other week instead of weekly. There will be no changes to trash and yard waste pickup schedule, this only affects recycling. Please watch email and Nextdoor for more detailed information.

To all Falcon Ridge Homeowners: We recently shared information that we had received from Waste Management regarding proposed service changes and price increase due to Covid 19 impacts. We want to thank those of you that shared your thoughts, questions, and concerns and we continue to invite and welcome your input as we navigate thru these challenges. Please note that waste and recycling accounts for about 25% of your annual HOA dues.

Here is a summary of what has occurred over the past week.

Waste Management notified us that they cannot fulfill our contract due to Covid 19 impacts to their business.

- They have experienced a 16.4% increase (by weight) in residential waste due to "staying at home" which requires unplanned mid-route trips back to the landfill to empty the trucks and higher landfill costs.

- Commercial customers have reduced and/or cancelled waste services due to cutbacks, closures, and business downturn.

The Board and Sentry Property Management immediately sought bids from alternate providers. One quote was 20% higher than Waste Management's new cost and two companies chose not to submit bids. We received one bid that is about 7% less than the new WM cost and would keep weekly recycling. In spite of the more favorable cost we did not believe the new low bidder would be in a position to service Falcon Ridge adequately due to our size as well as some concerns due to feedback from other current customers.

We were able to negotiate the WM increase to 9% from the proposed 16% resulting in a new cost of $16.13 per household per month from WM versus the previous $14.80. Based on this, along with timing and logistics challenges, the Board has decided to retain Waste Management for now. While we are disappointed in the unexpected increase and the change in recycling we believe this is the best decision at this time. We are going to continue to investigate alternatives and will look to find the best cost/service options for Falcon Ridge residents.

More information will be coming regarding the upsizing of recycling bins for those who want a larger one. We will be working with Waste Management to allow residents to keep the smaller recycle bins if they choose to do so.

UPDATE: Please see info above if you want to keep your small recycling bin!

Thank you for your continued support.

The Falcon Ridge HOA Board,
Todd Stanley, John Storey, Kurt Doyle, Greg Stine and Pam Brill
email: board@falconridgehoa.net
www.falconridgehoa.net

Jim Todd, Assistant Division Manager
Sentry Management Inc
3401 College Blvd Suite 250
Leawood KS 66211
913-749-5570 ext 57810
Direct – 913-693-4266
kansascity.sentrymgt.com

Bulky Item Pick-up

Lenexa requires that Waste Management offer each customers one bulky item curb pickup each year as part of their basic collection rate.

To arrange your bulky item pickup with Waste Management, call 913-631-3300.

Any other large item pickup needed during a 12 month time period will need to be arranged and paid for by the homeowner. Lenexa also provides two resident dumpster weekends (Dumpster Days) a year for a fee.

See more at Lenexa city services info or go to Lenexa.com and use "trash" as your search word.

Yard Waste Specifications

Brown paper yard waste bags, that may be purchased at most hardware stores, must be used for disposal. No plastic bags will be accepted.

Bundles must be no larger than 18 inches in diameter and four feet long and must be tied.

Please go to the Waste Management website for latest updates regarding holidays, weather delays, and contact info.

Waste Management Service

Waste Management service day for Falcon Ridge is Friday.
Trash and recycle bins should be at the curb by 7 a.m.