Solid Waste Management


Solid Waste Management   


   

How to report an issue with your trash or recycling service

Has your trash or recycling pick-up been late?  Is it your regular trash day and the cans are still full at the street?  Please tell us about it by calling 3-1-1 or visiting myWYCO.  Before you report your items as missed, keep the following in mind:

  • Put your trash and recycling out by 7 AM.
  • Don’t report a missed collection to Waste Management. Always report services issues to 3-1-1. Reporting to 3-1-1 allows Public Works’ Solid Waste Team to directly follow up with Waste Management to get your items off the ground.
  • If your trash was not picked up - don't take it back in! Leave your missed items at the curb or street edge until they’re collected. Bringing your missed trash or recycling back into your garage or placing it on the side of your house can result in it being missed again.
  • Sometimes recovering your missed items can take a day or two. Put your trash and recycling in sealed containers to keep it from spilling out and blowing all over your neighborhood. If your items still haven't been recovered after a day or two, report it again!
  • Sometimes trash and recycling are missed because crews are working hard to pick up bulky items. Bulky item collection slows everything down, so avoid putting bulky items out whenever possible. The faster drivers can collect trash and recycling at your neighbor’s house, the faster they can get to yours!
  • Please be patient. We know missed trash and recycling collection is frustrating, and Public Works' Solid Waste team is committed to working with Waste Management on ways to keep these misses from happening.

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Residential Trash & Recycling Collection

Weekly Trash Collection

Residential trash recycling is provided by Waste Management through a contract with the Unified Government that is managed by Public Works' Solid Waste Team. To find your trash day, visit http://maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay.html and type in your address. Keep the following in mind when placing your items at the street or curb edge:

  • Put your trash and recycling out by 7 AM. Your items can be placed at the street or curb edge as early as 4 PM on the day before your normal collection day.
  • Put your trash and recycling on separate sides of your driveway or walkway when possible. This helps drivers quickly identify what is trash and what is recycling.
  • Trash and recycling should not be obstructed by other items like vehicles, fences, or mailboxes.
  • Trash should be placed within 3 feet of the street or curb edge and stored in containers with tight-fitting lids or covers. Containers should not weigh more than 50 lbs., and they must have adequate handles for lifting. Metal barrels are not an acceptable container. Loose trash or recycling will not be collected.
  • Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic for collection at the curb. Rugs must be rolled up and tied with string, and they should not exceed 4 feet long and 50 lbs.
  • Loose lumber is considered construction material and is not collected during weekly curbside service. Construction waste must be taken to the Johnson County Landfill.

To learn more about what is accepted, view or download the Weekly Trash & Recycling Collection FAQ.

Weekly Recycling Collection

All Kansas City, Kansas residents from single-family homes up to four-plex units qualify for curbside recycling.  The residential recycling program is meant to help keep our environment healthy and clean.  Learn more about residential recycling and view some frequently asked questions by checking out the Weekly Recycling FAQ.

To find your recycling day, visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay.html

Glass Recycling

Residents are encouraged to recycle their glass by visiting one of the several purple Ripple Glass bin locations around Wyandotte County, KS

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Click here to view a list of glass products that are accepted by Ripple Glass.

Are you curious to know what happens to your recycled glass once it arrives at the Ripple Glass plant? Learn more by watching this video provided by Ripple Glass.

Did you know that companies like Owens Corning, located here in Kansas City, Kansas, use recycled glass in its products?

 

Debris, Hazardous Waste & Recycling Disposal Sites

Recycling & Yard Waste Center3241 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 their 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 will be closed on April 15-17, November 11, December 24 & 25, December 31, and January 1, 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 Days Open & FAQ

 

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center: 2443 S 88th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111
Can't put it in the trash?  Bring it to the HHW!  The HHW 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.  Only 5-gallon or less containers of HHW liquid(s) will be accepted. 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 2023: April 15, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, and October 14.

To view the full list of accepted items, read or download the What items can the Household Hazardous Waste Center Accept? PDF. To share these events with your friends, family, and neighbors, check out the WyCo Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days events on Facebook.

Trash & Recycling Holiday Schedule

There are six holidays on which residential trash and recycling are not collected:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On these holidays, the pickup of everyone’s trash and recycling is moved back one day unless the holiday falls on a weekend.

Learn more about weekly trash collection and get answer to some frequently asked questions by checking out the Weekly Trash & Recycling FAQ. To find your trash day, visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay.html

Clean-up Information

Report Graffiti
No one likes graffiti!  Report it by dialing 3-1-1 or visiting mywyco.wycokck.org.  If you catch someone in the act of spraying graffiti, please dial 911.  Reports of graffiti that lead to a conviction are eligible for a $250 reward!

Report Illegal Dumping
No one likes illegal dumping!  Report it by dialing 3-1-1 or visiting mywyco.wycokck.org.  If you catch someone in the act of illegal dumping, please dial 911. Reports of illegal dumping that lead to a conviction are eligible for a $250 reward!

Adopt-A-Spot
The Adopt-A-Spot program is a SOAR initiative designed for civic-minded groups or businesses with an interest in keeping our County litter-free. Visit the official page to learn more.

Wyandotte County Solid Waste Management Plan

WyCo Dumpster Days

Thank you to everyone who participated in last year's Dumpster Days events! The 2023 schedule is coming soon.