The likelihood of impassable and dangerous road conditions has prompted Deffenbaugh Industries to suspend residential trash and recycling collections for Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Kansas City, Kan., market. Thursday and Friday routes will instead be collected on Friday and Saturday.
According to company spokesman Tom Coffman, the company made the decision to delay residential service by one day because of the timing and large volume of snow that is anticipated to fall in the region.
"We believe that the best course for the safety of both the public and our employees requires us to remove our trucks from the roads," Coffman said. "We know from experience that many of our customers will have trouble getting their trash and recycling to the curb, and we know that some of our trucks will not be able to service certain neighborhoods. The crews who push snow do a great job, and we decided to get out of their way and let them do their work. Nobody wants to see a snow plow blocked from their street by a trash truck stuck in snow."