Trash and Recycling

General Information

Pickup for normal household trash and recyclables is provided by the City of Mission Hills and paid for by your tax dollars. Collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Service is provided by Deffenbaugh Disposal (913-631-3300). Please keep all containers out of sight except on your scheduled pick-up day.


Household hazardous materials must be taken to the disposal site. Call the Johnson County Department of Health and Environmental at 913-715-6907 to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Schedule


Trash and recyclables are picked up once a week. Pickups scheduled on a holiday or following a holiday will be delayed one day. Deffenbaugh observes the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
See more information on the new regulations.

See more information on what can be recycled.

Check the map to find out when your trash and recycling will be picked up.


The City provides a heavy trash pickup each spring and fall. The next heavy trash pickup is September 16, 2017. 

To find the location of recycling centers around the Kansas City area, visit www.recyclespot.org or www.bridgingthegap.org

10 Things: Can I recycle this? The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ of Curbside Recycling ​

  1.  Receipt paper - No. All Thermal printed receipts belong in the trash. 
  2.  Plastic bags - No.  These bags are recyclable, but are not accepted in your curbside bin. 
  3.  Pizza boxes - Yes. Please completely empty the container. If the box is too greasy, tear off the top for recycling and trash the rest of the box. 
  4.  Plastic wear and paper plates - No. Due to the odd shape of the plastic wear and lower paper quality, these items cannot be recycled. 
  5.  Paper milk and juice cartons - Yes. Simply rinse and place into your recycling.
  6.  Styrofoam - No. Styrofoam is not accepted because it can break into thousands of small pieces and contaminate other recyclables. 
  7.  Shampoo bottles - Yes. Simply rinse and place into your recycling. 
  8.  Red solo cups - Yes. 
  9.  K-Cups - No. The size and material components cannot be recycled and belong in the trash. 
  10.  Aluminum foil - No. While aluminum foil is recyclable, it is not accepted in your curbside recycle bin.