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Green Gauntlet Challenge

Inform

CURBSIDE RECYCLING
All residential haulers in Johnson County will be required to provide curbside recycling to all households and include the recycling in the base fee of the HOA contract. An unlimited amount of recycling is FREE to all residents.

  • What goes in my curbside bin? (presentations, flyers, magnets)
  • Recycling Resources: Reduce Reuse Recycle (newsletters, videos, websites)


YARD WASTE

If your hauler picks up yard waste next year, it must be separated from the trash and taken to a composting facility. Leaves, grass clippings, brush and limbs will no longer be accepted for landfill disposal after January 1, 2012. Haulers will be required to compost or process all yard waste.

  • What options do your residents have to manage their yard waste?
  • Where can residents get more information about backyard composting?

PAY-AS-YOU-THROW
For all households in Johnson County, a set maximum volume of waste will be picked up weekly for the base service fee, not to exceed 96 gallons per week. An additional charge must be assessed for any waste beyond the 96 gallons.

Implement

Negotiate within your contract / Establish with your trash hauler...

  • Curbside Recycling - What if any is the change to your contract's base rate?
    a. What container will be used for recycling; how and when the residents will get the container; how will this be paid for; who to contact with issues...

  • Yard Waste - Will it be collected and what are the guidelines in your contract?
    a. How many paper bags per week? Proper handling of brush and limbs...

  • Pay-As-You-Throw- What procedure will your hauler use to collect the additional charge?
    a. What container will be used; how and when will the residents get the container;
    how will this be paid for; what to do with 'old' containers, who to contact with issues...

Improve

Negotiate within your contract / Establish with your trash hauler...

  • What procedure(s) does your HOA use to communicate with your residents?
  • Do your homeowners understand WHAT can go in their curbside bin?
  • What keeps our residents from recycling?
  • How can your HOA determine HOW MANY of your households are recycling?
  • How can your HOA determine HOW MUCH is being recycled?
  • Who will communicate with your residents and Marica Putman at the City of your progress?

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Make Your Commitment. Sign up for the Green Gauntlet Challenge,
contact Marica Putman at 913.339.6700 x 186 or maricap@leawood.org