Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

Extended Hours for Recycling & Yard Waste Center

In response to the recent severe weather, the Recycling & Yard Waste Center will extend its hours of operation for the next two weeks by opening on Wednesdays. This extension is intended to accommodate the increased volume of storm debris generated by recent storms.

The Center is usually open Thursday through Saturday, between 10 AM and 3 PM. These extended hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, will be in effect until the end of the day on June 12.

Residential Trash & Recycling Collection

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 Board of Public Utilities' New Service or call (913) 573-9190.

The 2024 monthly charge for residential trash and recycling collection is $17.94. To find out what day your trash and recycling are collected, visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay 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 maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay and type in your home address. Keep the following in mind when placing your items at the street or curb edge:

  • Put your trash and recycling out by 7:00 AM. Your items can be placed at the street or curb edge as early as 4:00 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(PDF, 143KB)

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. Recycling is collected on the same day as trash. To find your trash and recycling day visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay and type in your home address.

Learn more about residential recycling and what's accepted, check out Waste Management's Recycle Right Guide

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 answers to some frequently asked questions by checking out the Weekly Trash & Recycling FAQ(PDF, 143KB)

Waste Disposal Options

Recycling Disposal

Interested in recycling? Excellent! Residents have several options for responsibly disposing of common household items by recycling.

Curbside 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. To view a list of acceptable curbside recycling items, visit Waste Management's Recycle Right Guide.

Residential trash and recycling are collected on the same day. To find your trash and recycling day, visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay and type in your home address.


Recycling & Yard Waste Center

3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, KS 66102

The Recycling & Yard Waste Center is open to Wyandotte County residents at no charge. Proof of residency is required, so bring something with your name and address on it (driver's license, BPU bill, etc.). Accepted items include clear, brown, and colored glass; mixed office paper, cardboard, food & beverage cans, plastics #1-7, grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves, branches up to 4 feet in length, and stumps (not exceeding 12 inches in diameter).

Operating Hours

  • January to March: Saturdays until March 23, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • April to December: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from April 4 to December 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (weather permitting).

Holiday Closures

  • Closed on January 13, March 29, May 25, July 4, August 31, November 28 & 29.

For the full list of accepted items and FAQs, download or view the Recycling & Yard Waste Center FAQ(PDF, 157KB)


Ripple Glass

Not sure what to do with your glass items? Ripple Glass is equipped to process almost all kinds of household glass, from beverage bottles and food jars, to windowpanes, drinking containers, spent candles, and more! There are several locations available in Wyandotte County. Check out the map to find the one that's closest to you:

Ripple Glass Recycling Locations around Wyandotte County, KS

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Center

2443 South 88th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111

The HHW is open to Wyandotte County Residents at no charge. Proof of residency is required, so bring something with your name and address on it (driver's license, BPU bill, etc.).

Accepted Items

Auto batteries, used motor oil, brake fluid, degreasers, gasoline, furniture stripper, latex & oil-based paints, paint thinner, roofing tar, aerosol products, drain & oven cleaners, mothballs, nail polish remover, propane cylinders, and more.

Items Not Accepted

Electronics waste, smoke detectors, ammunition, asbestos, brush killers with 2,3,5-T or 2,4,5-TP, chlorophenoxy derivative acids, compressed gas cylinders (helium), dioxins, explosives, infectious waste, kepone (found in older insecticides), laboratory chemicals, PCB's, radioactive waste, wood preservatives containing tri, tetra, or pentachlorophenols.

Please keep in mind that only containers of 5 gallons or less of hazardous waste liquids are accepted. It's okay to bring multiple 5-gallon containers.

2024 Operating Hours

Open 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM on Saturdays:

  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19

To share this information with your friends or neighbors, download the 2024 HHW Events Flyer(PDF, 1MB). Share and stay informed about collection days via the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events on Facebook.

Storm Debris & Yard Waste Disposal

Have storm debris or yard waste? Residents have several options for responsibly disposing of branches, shrubs, stumps, and other yard waste!

In Your Normal Trash & Recycling

Kansas City, Kansas, residents can place debris curbside on their normal trash day. Leaves and grass clippings must be bagged and not more than 50 pounds per bag. Tree limbs must be tied in bundles not more than four feet long and less than 50 pounds. Limbs must be 4 inches or less in diameter.

To find your trash and recycling day, visit maps.wycokck.org/TrashDay and type in your home address.


At the Recycling & Yard Waste Center

3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, KS 66102

The Recycling & Yard Waste Center is open to Wyandotte County residents at no charge. Proof of residency is required, so bring something with your name and address on it (driver's license, BPU bill, etc.). Accepted items include clear, brown, and colored glass; mixed office paper, cardboard, food & beverage cans, plastics #1-7, grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves, branches up to 4 feet in length, and stumps (not exceeding 12 inches in diameter).

**Extended Hours**

In response to the recent severe weather, the Recycling & Yard Waste Center will extend its hours of operation for the next two weeks by opening on Wednesdays. This extension is intended to accommodate the increased volume of storm debris generated by recent storms.

The Center is usually open Thursday through Saturday, between 10 AM and 3 PM. These extended hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, will be in effect until the end of the day on June 12.

Operating Hours

  • January to March: Saturdays until March 23, 10 AM - 3 PM.
  • April to December: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from April 4 to December 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (weather permitting).

Holiday Closures

  • Closed on January 13, March 29, May 25, July 4, August 31, November 28 & 29.

For the full list of accepted items and FAQs, download or view the Recycling & Yard Waste Center FAQ(PDF, 157KB).


At the Johnson County Landfill

17955 Holliday Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66217

Kansas City, Kansas, residents can dispose of debris at the Johnson County Landfill located at 17955 Holliday Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66217, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The landfill will accept landscape waste delivered by residents, free of charge, based on the following guidelines:

  • Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, branches 3 inches or less in diameter and 4 feet or less in length, fallen fruit, nuts, and acorns.
  • Yard waste must be generated from a residential property within the city.
  • Yard waste must be transported to the landfill by the resident disposing of it.
  • Visitors must provide proof of residency upon arrival at the landfill.
  • Residents are limited to one load of no more than 3-cubic yards of material per week.
  • Material not accepted as landscape/yard waste includes, but is not limited to, branches/stumps in excess of 3 inches in diameter, cut or rolls of sod, and manure.

Electronics Recycling

Interested in electronics recycling? Fantastic! Residents have multiple avenues for environmentally responsible disposal of electronic waste. Below are options for recycling electronics in our area, providing a way to contribute to digital access, environmental sustainability, and responsible waste management.

PCs for People

518 Santa Fe Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 259-0851
pcsforpeople.org

A nonprofit organization committed to reducing electronic waste and enhancing digital inclusion by recycling and refurbishing computers for low-income individuals and nonprofits.

Secure e-Cycle

3054 South 24th Street, Kansas City, KS 66106
(913) 210-2825
secureecycle.com

Experts in electronic waste disposal, Secure e-Cycle extends the life of electronics through recycling, reusing, and refurbishing, mitigating the environmental impact of hazardous materials.

Midwest Recycling Center

2000 East 19th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
816-479-2949
mrcrecycling.net

MRC Recycling offers a broad spectrum of services, including electronics recycling, IT asset disposition, and data destruction, focusing on diverting e-waste from landfills.

Liquid Technologies Kansas City

6216 Nieman Road, Shawnee, KS 66203
(913) 962-9193
liquidtechkc.com

Specializing in IT asset disposal, Liquid Technologies evaluates and processes electronics for recycling or resale, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.

Operating Hours and Accepted Items

Each center has its own operating hours and guidelines for what electronic waste is accepted. It's recommended to visit their websites or contact them directly for the most accurate information.

Recycling electronics is crucial for preventing hazardous materials from harming the environment and for conserving valuable resources. By choosing to recycle, you contribute to a healthier planet. Explore the links provided to discover how you can make a positive impact by recycling your electronic devices today!

Dumpster Days

The next Dumpster Days event is scheduled for Fall 2024. Visit wycokck.org/DumpsterDays to learn more.

General Information

How Does Recycling Work?

There are a lot of rumors about recycling, and there are a lot of reasons why your recycling could end up in the trash. The biggest reason? Contamination. Recycling that becomes contaminated by foods, oils, grease, liquids, plastic bags, or other items like glass can end up rejected.

Check out the video below to learn more about the recycling process and help keep your items from becoming contaminated by checking out Waste Management's Recycle Right webpage.

Report Graffiti or Illegal Dumping

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!

Are you a civic-minded person? Do you want to help keep Wyandotte County or your neighborhood litter-free? The Adopt-A-Spot is for you! This initiative is designed for civic-minded groups or businesses with an interest in keeping the community litter-free. Tell me more about Adopt-A-Spot.

Solid Waste Management Plan

Wyandotte County's Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)(PDF, 2MB) is updated every five years as mandated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This plan is essential for managing the county's solid waste for the next 20 years, considering the county's growth and changing market factors. Developing an effective solid waste management system requires balancing technological, legal, social, economic, and environmental factors. No single strategy can address all waste management needs; a combination of methods is necessary for handling different types of waste effectively.

The current SWMP was created in collaboration with the Solid Waste Management Committee, which includes members from local governments, environmental organizations, the private sector, and citizens.

The SWMP's main goal is to establish cost-effective waste management practices that prioritize reduction, reuse, and diversion from disposal. This aligns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's waste management hierarchy. The plan was formulated with input from the Unified Government staff and the Solid Waste Management Committee. It provides detailed guidelines for stakeholder engagement and key terms to understand the plan better.