Local Refuse and Recycling Haulers
To start refuse and recycling service at your home, please choose from one of the following service providers. The City of Gardner does not provide municipal refuse and recycling services; they are provided by private haulers.
|Deffenbaugh||Gardner Disposal||Ottawa Sanitation Service||L & K|
Gardner Disposal offers curbside recycling starting July 1, 2010.
Visit www.gardnerdisposalservice.com for details on this new service.
L & K Services, Inc offers curbside recycling starting September 1, 2010.
Visit www.LKTrashServices.com or call 888-837-4640 for more information.
Your Curbside Services are Expanding
Beginning January 1, 2012, Johnson County trash haulers will be required to provide curbside recycling to all single-family homes and offer volume-based trash pricing. In addition, Johnson County residents will no longer be able to dispose of yard waste in landfills. Instead, the following options will help you properly dispose of it:
- Conveniently Curbside: Most haulers plan to provide curbside yard waste collection services to their customers for a fee.
- Backyard Compost Bin: Leaves, grass clippings and even food waste can be easily managed on-site with a backyard composting bin.
- Leave it on the Lawn: Grass clippings and fallen leaves can be mulched onto the lawn using a mulching mower.
- Drop-Off: There are several locations in the area where residents can drop-off yard waste for composting. Fees apply.
Click here to view a list of drop-off locations and haulers in Johnson County.
Part of a HOA governing body? Click here for a newsletter template describing the changes.
For more information, please contact the Johnson County Environmental Department at 913-715-6900 or visit www.jocorecycles.org.
Neither the City of Gardner nor Johnson County operate a public landfill; however, residents can use one of these two sites to drop-off unwated items:
*NOTE: Neither site accepts household hazardous waste items
Helpful Recycling Websites
Johnson County Environmental Department
Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Waste Management Program
Public information website providing recycling information for Kansans: www.kansasrecycles.org This site is maintained by Kansas Organization of Recyclers under contract to KDHE. Our website is www.kskor.org
Paper Retriever Community Recycling Program
Bright green and yellow container called the Paper Retrievers are placed at many Gardner schools for residents to drop off newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs and mail. Some of the containers even accept plastic 1 and 2, aluminum, paper and cardboard. This recycling opportunity is a fundraiser for the local school. Paper is collected and weighed at the time of collection on the trucks. A monthly statement detailing the amount of paper collected for the month is usually accompanied by a check for the amount collected over the minimum of two tons. In addition, Abitibi Recycling offers annual recycling contests and promotions to provide additional cash incentives. To learn more about the program you can go their website- www.paperretriever.com.
Need to Recycle Something But Don't Know Where to Take It?
RecycleSpot.org was developed by the Solid Waste Management District and the Mid-America Regional Council. Information in RecycleSpot.org is collected and maintained by the MARC Solid Waste Management District staff. You can go to this website and find out where to recycle specific types of items. This website contains information for hundreds of service providers, businesses and communities, so it is suggested you verify information with the appropriate business or organization via phone or e-mail.
You can also visit earth911.org to find a recycle location close to you. At the top of this website, there is a box titled 'Find a RecyclingCenter'. Fill in what you want to recycle, put in your zip code and it will list nearby locations.