Trash and Recycling

General Information

Printable Trash Schedule

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. Lastly, all carboard boxes must be broken down in order to be picked up with recycling. 

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.


Holiday Schedule 

If a holiday occurs on a Monday, and your collection is scheduled for Monday, then your collection will be Tuesday. If a holiday occurs on a Wednesday and your collection is Wednesday, then your collection will be Thursday. A holiday occurring on any other day of the week will not affect your scheduled pick up. Below is the list of holidays :
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
See more information on what can be recycledSee more information on where you can recycle plastic bags.

Check the map to find out when your trash and recycling will be picked up.
To find the location of recycling centers around the Kansas City area, visit or

Waste Management Contact Information
Customer Experience Phone Number:                        913-631-3300                                                        Alternate Phone Number:                                                1-800-964-8988 

Bulky Item Pickup 2023
Saturday, April 1
Saturday, September 16
*Please have all items out on the curb by 7:00 a.m.

Acceptable items:
 Disassembled swing sets
 Carpet cut into 4'x4' sections

Items that cannot be accepted:
 Items weighing more than 150 lbs.
 Yard waste
 Hazardous materials
 Construction demolition materials
 Compressed gas cylinders


  • Use link for online chat with Customer Experience 
  • Use link to email Customer Experience

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 not accepted in your curbside bin.  
  3.  Pizza boxes - Clean side only. Please completely empty the container, 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 - Yes. Although previously not acceptable with curbside recycle bin, you can now recycle aluminum foil and pans in the curbside recycle bin. 
  11. Aerosol cans - Yes. Please empty to where there is no longer a "hiss" sound.