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Switching Trash and Recycling Carts For New Solid Waste Collection Provider **WCA to Deliver New Trash, Recycling Carts to Mission Residents the Week of December 2**WCA Logo

The City of Mission's contract with Waste Management for residential trash, recycling, and yard waste collection is set to expire on December 31, 2019. Through a competitive bid process, the City Council selected WCA as the City's new solid waste collection provider. The contract will begin on January 1, 2020. As part of this contract, WCA will provide new, 65-gallon carts for both trash and recycling. Carts will be delivered to Mission households beginning Monday, December 2. Cart deliveries will be conducted from approximately 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and are expected to be completed by Monday, December 9.

Collection of Waste Management carts is expected to occur that week or the following week on your regular collection day. More information will come from Waste Management and be posted about the collection of the current carts. Residents should begin using the new WCA carts after Waste Management carts have been removed.

Transition Timeline:

  • December 2-9, 2019 – WCA trash and recycling carts distributed.
  • December 9-16  – Waste Management carts collected on resident regular trash day.
  • January 1, 2020 – WCA will begin as the City of Mission’s solid waste collection provider.  

FAQ: What if my WCA carts are not dropped off during the scheduled week? Please contact WCA, their information is shown below. What if my Waste Management carts are not removed during the scheduled week? Please leave them out at the curb until they are collected. Is my collection day going to change? The majority of residents collection day will remain the same, an introductory letter will be sent out to residents in December from WCA confirming your scheduled collection day. Are the trash regulations/rules changing? The majority of trash, recycling, yard waste, and bulky items regulations will stay the same, but will have some slight changes. Bulky Item pickup will be the last pickup day of the month on your regular collection day. Holidays observed will only be Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Changes will not take effect until January 1, 2020 If my Waste Management carts are gone, can I start using my WCA carts even before the Jan. 1st? Yes, please use your WCA carts, Waste Management will still service your trash and recycling with WCA carts. Will my trash cart size stay the same? All trash and recycling carts will be 65 gallon. WCA will not be able to provide any smaller or larger cart sizes. My new trash cart lid doesn't close all the way, and it looks dented. Can I get a new one? The new carts will soften as they sit out, and should be looking good soon. If your cart does not function after a week or two, or if there is something significantly wrong with your new cart, please contact WCA.

The WCA customer service team can be reached by calling (816) 380-5595 or at 


**Please use the current regulations below until December 31, 2019**

Trash Carts

  • Your collection will occur on the day shown on this collection map.
  • Each household should have two 65 gallon Polycarts --one for trash (black lid) and one for recyclables (yellow lid and decal showing recyclable materials).
  • Trash carts should be stored in a garage or behind the front building line of your home, and wheeled to the curb on your collection day.

Cart Limits

  • Trash is limited to what fits in the carts. If you have extra trash, you must purchase overage stickers and place them on any extra trash bags. Stickers are $1.50 each and may be purchased at City Hall, the Community Center, from Deffenbaugh, or at these additional locations. Place one sticker on each extra bag, and set the bags at the curb next to your trash cart.
  • Recycling is unlimited. Once you have filled your recycling cart, you may place excess in another container labeled with the word “recycling” or the universal recycling symbol.
  • Bulky item collection is on the first collection day of the month. Deffenbaugh will only collect 3 large items, such as appliances or furniture, on bulky item day. They will not collect extra trash at the curb unless it is stickered. Construction/Building materials will also not be collected on bulky item day.
  • Lids for both the trash and recycle polycarts must be completely closed. Deffenbaugh will not collect trash from overstuffed carts.

Yard Waste

  • Place your yard waste at the curb in biodegradable paper bags (available at local hardware stores), in a 32 gallon bin, in a bundle that is fastened (e.g. tied with twine), and no more than 4 feet long and 18 inches in diameter. Items cannot weigh more than 65 pounds.
  • Deffenbaugh will not collect large limbs, branches, or logs. Individual limbs placed for pickup must be no larger than 1.5 inches in diameter.
  • From January - October, residents may place 8 yard waste set outs (any combination of bins, bags, or bundles) at the curb each week for collection.
  • From November - December, residents may place 12 yard waste set outs (any combination of bins, bags, or bundles) at the curb each week for collection.
  • Extra items must have a Deffenbaugh overage sticker (see above).
  • Deffenbaugh residential customers may also drop off their yard waste at the landfill at I-435 & Holliday Dr. in Shawnee. Please bring proof of address. Leaves and grass must be in paper bags. No stumps or logs larger than 12" in diameter or any branches longer than 4 feet will be accepted.
  • Additional Johnson County area yard waste drop-off locations can be found here. Some may charge a fee.
  • If you are not able to prepare your large limbs for curb collection, please contact a private tree and lawn service.

Bulky Items

Bulky item collection is on the first collection day of the month. Large items, such as appliances (without Freon) or furniture will only be collected on bulky item day, with a maximum of 3 items. Extra trash at the curb will not be collected on bulky item day unless it is marked with an overage sticker. Construction or building materials will also not be collected on bulky item day.

Acceptable Bulky Pick-Up Items:

  • Small furniture
  • Small appliances (No Freon items)
  • Mattresses (Must be wrapped in plastic)

Unacceptable items: 

  • Construction or demolition materials
  • Automobile parts
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous waste materials
  • Items that cannot be reasonably transported or carried by two individuals


  • Permits are required for dumpsters if you do not have an active building permit. Dumpster permits may be obtained through Neighborhood Services at City Hall or by calling (913) 676-8360. There is no charge for the permit; however, a dumpster may only remain on the property for 15 days, one time per year.
  • NOTICE: Construction Waste - Debris from construction activities, such as flooring, drywall, roofing, or other household building materials cannot be collected in weekly trash pickup or on bulky item pickup days. Please schedule a special pickup for all construction and building material waste with Deffenbaugh by calling 913-631-3300.
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