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Trash bills could be going up in Roeland park

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Trash bills in Roeland Park could be going up after the city voted unanimously Monday to approve a sub-agreement for trash services. (KCTV) Trash bills in Roeland Park could be going up after the city voted unanimously Monday to approve a sub-agreement for trash services. (KCTV)
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Trash bills in Roeland Park could be going up after the city voted unanimously Monday to approve a sub-agreement for trash services.

If the new contract is accepted, trash bills will go up 21 percent -- or $15.17 a month.

The contract would allow the Mid-America Regional Council to move forward with negotiations with WCA Waste Corporation for a joint-city contract.

The company is the current trash collector after acquiring Town & Country Disposal last year.

Residents in the area like Alex Owns said they are not happy with the company’s service.

“Sometimes they just seem to like leave the trash bins in the street, which can be a little bit of a nuisance only because the streets are a little narrow as it is,” Owens said. “Usually they're pretty good about picking up trash on time, but sometimes they won't pick it up."

WCA’s bid was lower than the competitor’s, and if it’s finalized they would be granted a new three-year contract with renewal options.

Owens said the price increase seems extreme.

“A 2 percent or a 5 percent, like a cost-of-living increase, you know they've got to pay wages to their people I understand that,” Owens said. “But 21 percent, I mean are they going to be giving us better service, I'm not sure."

Roeland Park would be one of three cities included in the agreement.

Fairway and Westwood are expected to discuss the WCA trash contract sometime next month. 

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