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Waste Management Residential Service Information WM Opt-in Instructions 2018

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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    Nilo Fanska
    Community Development Coordinator
    Neighborhood Services
    6090 Woodson St.
    Mission, KS 66202
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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