Dumpster Days

Heavy machinery dumping trash into a dumpster

Dumpster Days is an opportunity for residents to recycle electronics waste for a small fee and dispose of unwanted bulky items, like mattresses and appliances, for free.

The second event of 2022 is October 21 & 22 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Wyandotte County Park, 126th Street & State Avenue, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.

Visitors will need to show proof of residency with something displaying their name and address, like a driver's license or utility bill.

When & Where is the Event?

The second event of this year is October 21 & 22 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Wyandotte County Park, 126th & State Avenue, Bonner Springs, KS 66012.

Visitors should enter the disposal line by Riverview Avenue:
A map depicting the entrance area for the October 2022 Dumpster Days event at Wyandotte County Park

Visitors should enter the unloading area with caution:
A map showing the traffic flow pattern for visitors to the October 2022 Dumpster Days event

Please be aware of your surroundings, be courteous of other park visitors, and pay attention to the direction of event team members.


What Electronics Waste Can I Recycle?

Dumpster Days provides resident with the opportunity to recycle most electronics waste for free.  Items accepted include:

  • Accessories (cables, mouse, keyboard, power supplies)
  • Calculator
  • Cameras
  • Computer (desktop, laptop) inc. destroying hard drive
  • Computer (desktop/laptop) inc. hard drive wipe
  • CRT Monitors (bulky size)*
  • Desktop All-in-One (w/monitor) inc. hard drive wipe
  • Desktop All-in-One (w/monitor) inc. hard drive destruction
  • DVD/VCR players
  • Game consoles
  • Hard drives (loose) destroyed
  • Hard drives (loose) wiped
  • Large Misc. (i.e. Vacuum, etc.)
  • LCD monitors*
  • Microwave
  • Network equip (router, switches, modem, hub)
  • Phone-cell (inc. wipe data)
  • Phone-desk & answering machine
  • POS Systems
  • Printer (desk), copier, fax, typewriter
  • Printer toner cartridges
  • Printer-enterprise (on wheels-large size)
  • Projector-overhead/slide
  • Recording devices-Audio, DLT tapes, VHS Tapes
  • Recording devices-CD/DVD/Floppy Disk (12"x 10" box)
  • Satellite receiver
  • Server Base Price
  • Server charges base plus each hard drive destroyed
  • Server charges base plus each hard drive wipe
  • Server cabinet
  • Small/Med Misc. (i.e. timeclock, paper shredder, etc.)
  • Stereo & stereo speakers
  • Tablets
  • Televisions - Any size*
  • UPS backup/ Surge Protectors

*There is a fee for certain items: $40 for CRT Computer Screens, $20 for LCD/Flat Screen TVs, $40 for CRT TVsCash only. Exact change required.

For a detailed list, view or download the Accepted Electronics Waste PDF. If you have items that are not on this list and would like to inquire about recycling, please contact Kelli Kelly at (816) 786-2328.

What Else is Recycled?

In addition to electronics recycling, Public Works has partnered with Avenue of Life to recycle gently-used mattresses.  They will also collect gently-used furniture.

Learn more about this Avenue of Life program on their website

What's Accepted?

Most household items are accepted. This includes:

  • Electronics recycling
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Refrigerators
  • Appliances
  • Fixtures
  • Televisions & CRT TVs/Monitors*
  • And more!

*There is a disposal fee for certain electronic items. CRT Computer Screens are $40.00, LCD/Flat Screen TVs are $20.00, and CRT TVs are $40.00. Cash onlyExact change is required.

What's Not Accepted?

There are some items that cannot be disposed of at this event.  They include:

  • All household hazardous waste
  • Paint
  • Yard waste
  • Batteries
  • Storm debris
  • Food waste
  • Recycling
  • Tires
  • Construction demolition material
  • Fencing
  • Any item from businesses, non-profits, or other commercial entities

These items will be turned away at the event, so remember not to bring them!  Items not accepted at this event may be taken to the Recycling & Yard Waste or the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal centers. 

Recycling & Yard Waste Center: 3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, KS 66102
The Recycling & Yard Waste Center is open free of charge to Wyandotte County Residents. The center can accept items like clear, brown, and colored glass; mixed office paper, cardboard, food & beverage cans, plastics #1-7, grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves, branches, and stumps. Visitors will need to show proof of residency with a drivers license, BPU bill, or some other document displaying your name and address.

The Center is open from 10 AM to 3 PM Thursday through Sunday, except on holidays from:

  • March 31 to November 20, and

Every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, except on holidays from:

  • December 3 to March 26, 2023

The center cannot accept stumps or logs larger than 12 inches in diameter or branches longer than 4 feet. To view the complete list of accepted items, download or view the Recycling & Yard Waste Center FAQ.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center: 2443 South 88th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111
The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal (HHW) Center is available to Wyandotte County residents free of charge. Products accepted include auto batteries, used motor oil, brake fluid, carburetor cleaner, degreasers, gasoline & fuels, furniture stripper, glue with solvents, latex & oil-based paints, paint thinner, putty, grout, caulk & spackle, roofing tar, stain varnish & lacquer, aerosol products, drain & oven cleaners, mothballs, nail polish remover, polish with solvents, spot remover, and propane cylinders. Visitors will need to show proof of residency with a drivers license, BPU bill, or some other document displaying their name and address.

The last HHW event of 2022 is October 15. The center will be open from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on April 15, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, and September 9 in 2023.

Who Will Unload My Items?

Visitors are responsible for unloading and disposing of their items in the available dumpsters. Public Works team members will be on hand to assist with especially bulky items in some cases.

What Else Should I Know?

Help Dumpster Days go smoothly for everyone by keeping the following in mind:

  • Arrive early - the event will end promptly at 12 PM on both days. Vehicles waiting in line after 12 PM will be turned away
  • Do not block intersections when waiting in line
  • Following the directions of Public Works team members and Police Officers
  • Be ready to show your proof of residency
  • Bring appropriate gloves and eye protection to limit the risk of injury while unloading
  • Do not argue with team members about accepted items
  • Be courteous to others

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