Dumpster Days

Heavy machinery dumping trash into a dumpster

The WyCo Dumpster Days event is back in 2022!  Dumpster Days is an opportunity for residents to recycle electronics waste and unwanted bulky items, like mattresses and appliances, for free.

The event will be held in the parking lot at 424 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101 on March 18 and 19 from 8 AM to 12 PM.

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

When & Where is the Event?

WyCo Dumpster Days will be held in the parking lot at 424 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101 on March 18 and 19 from 8 AM to 12 PM.

Visitors should enter the disposal line by way of State Avenue heading east. Please do not block traffic while waiting to unload your items:
2022 Traffic Flow Map for the March Dumpster Days Event



 

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
  • Tablet inc. hard drive wipe
  • Televisions - Any size*
  • UPS backup/ Surge Protectors

*There is a fee for certain items: $10 for CRT Computer Screens, $20 for LCD/Flat Screen TVs, $40 for CRT TVsCash only. Exact change required.

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 $10.00, 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 and Sunday 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 HHW is open on the following Saturdays in 2022: April 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Who Will Unload My Items?

Visitors are responsible for unloading and disposing of their items in the available dumpster.  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

How do I Share This Information?

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