Solid Waste & Recycling

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Clinton McNemee, Deputy Public Works Director
1801 Main St
Atchison, KS 66002View Map
  • (913) 367-5561
  • (913) 367-5531

The City of Atchison provides weekly solid waste collection and bi-weekly recycling collection for all residents within city limits.  


Download the 2017 Solid Waste / Recycling Calendar, here!


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The City of Atchison's single-stream recycling has been offered to Atchison residents since January 2015. Curbside recycling is offered to existing City utility customers at no additional charge and recycling carts will not be issued to customers who do not choose to sign up for the service. Curbside collections will follow an every-other-week schedule so be sure to print out a schedule to stick on your fridge!

Click the image below to sign up for the City of Atchison's Curbside Recycling Program here!

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What can I recycle? Find out what is acceptable in the recycling stream here.



A series of glass only recycling drop-off bins are available for use by the Atchison community at the following locations: 

  • The Farmer's Market (4th & Main)
  • The First Baptist Church (17th and W. Riley)
  • The Wal-Mart parking lot (south of the building)
  • St. Benedict's Catholic School gravel parking lot (3rd & Division)

Ripple Glass, the Kansas City-based glass recycler, furnished the paint and decals to properly label and brand the bins as "glass only". Student volunteers from Benedictine College's Green Club painted the dumpsters "Ripple Glass Purple". 

Glass recycling drop off locations

 Follow the link below for RippleGlass FAQs:

 Quick takeaways for residents:

     -   Having your cart(s) at the curb by 7:00 am

     -   Allowing 3 feet between your cart(s) and other objects

     -   Household hazardous wastes, such as paint, antifreeze, and pool chemicals              must be disposed of through Atchison County's disposal program.                            Information available here.

     -   Try to fit all trash/recycling inside the cart

     -   Please bag all trash do NOT bag recyclables

     -   Reducing your household's trash by signing up for recycling!

Don't know what zone you are in for Solid Waste/Recycling pickup? View a map of the Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Schedule to find out! 


Do you have yard waste or bulky items?

We provide complimentary special pick-up every week by appointment. Schedule a special collection here!

 We provide complimentary special pick-up every week by appointment:

  • Special yard waste collections are scheduled for Tuesdays and need to be placed in biodegradable (paper) bags or hard sided containers. To get on the list for Tuesday yard waste collection, please call the City Shop (367-5561) by 3:30 on Monday afternoon.
  • Bulky household items and white goods (appliances) are scheduled for Thursdays. To get on the list for Thursday bulky goods collection, please call the City Shop (367-5561) by 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon. 

All items must be placed at the curb on the front of the property by 7:00 am on the scheduled day.

Disabled? Elderly? We're happy to provide a premium level of service for our disabled and/or elderly residents. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from getting the cart to and from the curb on trash day, call our Public Works Help Line at 913-367-5561.


Questions about your service? Call our Public Works Help Line at 913-367-5561 and let us know how we can better serve you.


Questions about your bill? City water, wastewater, and solid waste collections services are conveniently bundled on one monthly bill. Contact our customer service representatives at 913-367-5500 with questions about your bill.
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