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Trash & Recycling


Trash & Recycling Guide

Our trash contractor, Nisly Brothers Inc, shall collect all normal residential trash. Nisly Brothers Inc -  We Recycle logoThis 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, or one account for more than one household. Any trash not in the trash cart must be in throwaway containers such as boxes or bags, no more than 30-gallon capacity, (no loose piles of trash) and be clearly marked, located by the regular trash pickup area. No box or bag may exceed 40 pounds in weight. Some examples of acceptable normal trash are, general household clean up, couches, chairs, or other furniture, etc. Nisly Brothers Inc reserves the right to reschedule bulky item pickup up to two weeks later. For customers who regularly have extra trash (two or more times per month) an additional cart will be issued for an additional charge. Any additional service must be negotiated between Nisly Brothers Inc and each customer.

Nisly Brothers Inc Trash Carts
  • Trash Pickup is every Wednesday and should be out 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 schedule below.
  • Please keep carts at least 2 feet apart for automated pickup by truck. 
If a major holiday falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, trash and recycling pickup will move to Thursday.
The major holidays are: New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
See 2023 Trash and Recycle Schedule (pdf)
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
  • Recycling logoGlass jars & bottles
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin & steel cans
  • Plastic tubs, jars, & trays (# 1 – 7)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Paper bags
  • Food boxes
  • Books (hard and paperback)
  • Flattened cardboard (for large amounts please put in one of two public containers located at Ridge Rd & Old Highway 81 that are dedicated for residential use)
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Newspaper & inserts
  • Office paper, file folders & junk mail
Items that should NOT go in the Recycle Cart
  • No Not Recycle logoPlastic grocery bags & trash bags
  • Unclean food containers
  • Electronics, batteries, & light bulbs
  • Food
  • Yard waste (take to Yard Waste Recycling Site)
  • Motor oil containers, paint cans & pesticides
  • Ceramic dishes, mirrors & glass
  • Scrap metal, cords, wires & hoses
  • Aerosol cans
  • Household hazardous waste
Be sure to bag the light items in your regular trash so they don’t blow away in the wind when being picked up.
  • Styrofoam
  • Shredded paper

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.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep the recycle stream free of contaminates!
Please call Nisly Brothers Inc with questions at (620) 662-6561 or (866) 662-6561.
Do Not Put Medication in ToiletMedications
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.
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