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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WyCo Dumpster Days

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. Items accepted include electronics recycling, mattresses, furniture, refrigerators, general appliances, fixtures, microwaves, and freezers.

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Trash Collection

Learn more about weekly trash collection, and get answer to some frequently asked questions by checking out the Weekly Trash & Recycling FAQ(PDF, 151KB).

There are six holidays in which trash is not picked up:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2022)
  • 4th of July (Monday, July 4, 2022)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 5, 2022)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24, 2022)
  • Christmas Day

On these holidays, pickup of everyone’s trash is moved back one day.

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

Recycling Collection

Weekly Recycling

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(PDF, 158KB).

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?

 

Trash, Recycling, Debris, and Hazardous Waste Drop Off 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 and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, except on holidays from:

  • December 3, 2022 to March 26, 2023

The Center will be closed on April 15-17, 2022, November 11, 2022, December 24 & 25, 2022, December 31, 2022, 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(PDF, 175KB)


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.  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 will be 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.

To view the full list of accepted items, read or download the What items can the Household Hazardous Waste Center Accept? PDF(PDF, 6MB). To share these events with your friends, family, and neighbors, check out the WyCo Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days events on Facebook.

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