Waste Management canceling services Wednesday due to freezing temperatures

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Due to sub-zero temperatures in the forecast, Waste Management says they are suspending all trash and recycling collection services for Wednesday for parts of Kansas and Missouri.

In Missouri, Jackson, Clay and Platte counties and in Kansas, Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties will not have services Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Waste Management said the safety of their employees during these severe cold weather conditions is their priority.

“Frostbite and hypothermia are of serious concern for our workers in current conditions,” the spokesperson said.

KC’s City Manager said city crews with responsibility for trash and recycling collection in the area between the Missouri River and 63rd Street will start at 7 a.m. but will be allowed more breaks to deal with cold weather. All trash and recycling in this area will be collected Wednesday.

Waste Management’s services are expected to be back in operation Thursday.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for the metro until noon Wednesday. Very cold wind chills are expected with temperatures as low as 20 below zero.

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