Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

How to Start your Trash & Recycling Service

Whether you're new to the area or moving to a new place, setting up your trash and recycling service is simple. For residential customers, trash and recycling service begins automatically when you activate your water and electric utilities with the Board of Public Utilities. To learn more about turning on your water and electricity, visit the Board of Public Utilities' New Service webpage or call (913) 573-9190.

The 2023 monthly fee for residential trash and recycling collection is $17.00. To find out what day your trash and recycling are collected, visit and type in your address.

If you're moving to an apartment complex or dwelling with 5 or more units, trash and recycling collection is managed by your location's property owner or property management group.

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 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

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 every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, except on holidays, from:

  • March 31 to November 18, and

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

  • December 2, 2023, to March 23, 2024

The center will be closed in observance of holidays on April 7 & 8, November 10, 23, 24, and 25 in 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 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the following Saturdays in 2023: April 15, May 20, June 10, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21.

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

Clean-up Information

Report Graffiti
No one likes graffiti!  Report it by dialing 3-1-1 or visiting  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  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!

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

Dumpster Days

Dumpster Days is over for 2023, but don't worry! The next events are scheduled for April and October in 2024. Visit for updates as 2024 gets moving!