Sanitation Division

Trash Pickup

The Sanitation Division collects household solid waste from its customers on a once per week basis. This "weekly collection" takes place Monday through Friday. City crews will pick up those items that are placed in their polycarts or that are properly bundled per city ordinance.  

All trash should be out by 6 am. the day of your collection. 

If your trash does not meet City code requirements, a tag will be left at your door explaining why your trash was not picked up.

City Code Sections

Section 240.080: Authorized residential containers states that containers other than disposable types shall not exceed 32 gallons capacity, must have secure lid and handle.

Section 240.030: Collection of garbage and trash states that all garbage and trash containers should be placed at the curb or alley no sooner than 24 hours before 6 am on the customer’s collection day and are to be removed from the curb within 24 hours after collection. All trash and garbage needs to be out no later than 6 am.

New Residents

If you are a new resident, please call Customer Service at 785-238-3103 or visit us at the Municipal Building at 700 N Jefferson to begin service.

Holiday Schedule Pickup

Public Works is closed to observe the below holidays. Services will resume on the next business day. For questions regarding pickup schedule, please contact Public Works at 785-238-7142.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day