Trash and Recycling
For 30 years the former Household Hazardous Waste facility was in Mission. Residents can expect an enhanced experience with the new location. The new location is 11231 Mastin Street in Overland Park, off College Boulevard. The drop-off location is open to Johnson County residents by appointment only and allows for the safe disposal of unwanted paint, household chemicals, yard waste, and much more.
The Johnson County facility is open year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and there are two options for scheduling a drop off:
Schedule online at www.jocogov.org/hhw
Since its inception, the Johnson County HHW program has collected over 12 million pounds of waste from over 300,000 residents. Although not available right now, once stock is built up, 5-gallon buckets of blended latex paint will be available for purchase. Residents can also shop in the Free Store, once stock is built up, where usable products such as stain, household cleaners, car care products, etc. are free to the public.
Pickup for normal household trash and recyclables is provided by the City of Mission Hills and paid for by your tax dollars. Service is provided by Waste Management. Please keep all containers out of sight, except on your scheduled pick-up day when containers should be placed for pick up by 7 am. When placing items in your recycling container, please remember that plastic bags cannot be recycled and to breakdown cardboard boxes.
Yard waste is picked up every Monday and must be placed in paper bags or a rigid container no larger than 35 gallons with no plastic bags. Tree trimmings and small limbs must be bundled with twine or another biodegradable tie and cannot be longer than 3 feet. There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that can be put at the curb side as long as it adheres to these requirements.
Household hazardous materials including paint, yard chemicals, cleaners, and much more must be taken to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Household Hazardous Waste facility for disposal. Drop-offs are by appointment only and can be made through the Johnson County website or by calling 913-715-6907.
During a week in which a recognized holiday occurs Monday-Friday, your pickup day will be delayed one day following the observed holiday. For example, any holiday that occurs on a Monday will delay all collections one day for Mission Hills. Any holiday that occurs on a Tuesday or Wednesday, only impacts residents with a Wednesday collection day. Below is a list of recognized holidays:
See more information on what can be recycled. See more information on where you can recycle plastic bags.
Check the map to find out when your trash and recycling will be picked up.
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