Weekly Trash & Recycling
Our trash contractor, Nisly Brothers Inc, collects all normal residential trash weekly. This does NOT include the following items, commercial trash, remodeling - construction debris, (lumber, plaster, drywall, floor covering and roofing material, concrete, etc.) tires, appliances, grass, brush, or any other yard waste. Any trash not in the trash cart will not be picked up. For occasional extra trash there is a dumpster on the South side of the City Shop that is dedicated for residential use. For customers who regularly have extra trash an additional cart can be issued for an additional charge.
Please see Reserve-A-Dumpster for bulky or extra trash, and to have a container brought to your house.
- Trash Pickup is every Wednesday and should be at the curb by 6:00 AM in the morning.
- Recycling Pickup is every other Wednesday, splitting town between the North and South sides of Old US Highway 81. See Calendar.
- Please keep carts at least 2 feet apart for automated pickup by truck.
Major holidays are: New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
See Trash & Recycling Calendar for pickup times. If you were missed, call Nisly Brothers at (620) 662-6561.
Single Stream Recycling Guide
All acceptable materials can be placed loose into your tan recycling cart. Please Do NOT bag your recyclables. It is important to reduce the infiltration of non-recyclable materials into the recycling stream. Keeping the stream clean can be accomplished by following these simple guidelines:
Acceptable materials to Recycle - Tan Recycle Cart
- Glass jars & bottles
- Aluminum cans
- Tin & steel cans
- Plastic tubs, jars, & trays (# 1 – 7)
- Plastic bottles
- Paper bags
- Food boxes
- Books (hard bound and paperback)
- Flattened cardboard (for large amounts please put in public cardboard container located at 505 W Lincoln Blvd on the South side of the City Shop that is dedicated for residential use)
- Magazines & catalogs
- Newspaper & inserts
- Office paper, file folders & junk mail
- Plastic grocery bags & trash bags
- Food and Unclean food containers
- Electronics & batteries
- Yard waste (take to Yard Waste Recycling Site)
- Ceramic dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, & glass
- Scrap metal, cords, wires & hoses
- Aerosol cans
- Household hazardous waste such as paints, pesticides, cleaners, chemicals, motor oil, and antifreeze
call Harvey County Household Solid Waste facility at (316) 283-5439
or visit Harvey County Solid Waste website to get ride of these items:
- Styrofoam (not recyclable)
- Shredded paper (not recyclable)
Things You Should Know
- Recycled materials should NOT be put in plastic bags but be put loose in the recycle cart. Plastic bags are the WORST contaminate and will damage the moving parts of the automated recycling sorting equipment.
- Food waste should be rinsed from cans, jars and plastics and the containers should be dry. Food waste and liquids make some recyclable items unusable and they will be taken to the landfill.
- Do not recycle scrap metal in the recycle bin. Scrap metal can damage the recycle sorting equipment.
- Only plastic types #1 - #7 can be recycled. Many items have a recycle symbol with a number on the item or box that identifies the type of plastic it is.
Please call Nisly Brothers Inc with questions at (620) 662-6561.
There is a 8 yard trash container located at 505 W Lincoln Blvd on the South side of the City Shop that is dedicated for residential use. Please see Reserve-A-Dumpster for allowed items or to also have a container brought to your house free of charge.
Please Do Not flush excess medications down the toilet. Sewage treatment plants are not designed to remove the pharmaceutical medications from wastewater. Instead, take your excess medications to the Harvey County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 3205 SW 24th St in Newton. For questions concerning disposal of medications you may call the facility at (316) 283-5439. There is no charge for this service if you are a Harvey County resident, and just as important, there will be no damage to the environment.