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Recycling

Since 1991, the City has taken an active approach in traditional recycling and also offers more creative recycling opportunities for its residents. The Recycle Center is located at 125 JC Street. For questions regarding our recycling options, please feel free to call (620)-276-1278. We are available Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to assist you. 

We offer free pickup service for commercial paper and cardboard. Drop off service is also available free of charge to all Finney County residents. 

Drop Off Locations

  • 125 JC Street
  • Westlake Hardware Parking Lot - 1210 Fleming Street
  • Garden City Auto Parts - NAPA - 1402 Buffalo Jones
  • Pershing Manor - Third Street and Kansas Avenue
  • Esquivel Soccer Field - Mary Street & Pearly Jane Avenue
  • First Southern Baptist Church - 2708 N. Third Street
  • Ron's Market - 106 N. Jones, Holcomb

Acceptable Materials

If you want to recycle any of the items below please follow the instructions provided. All items will need to be delivered to our Recycling Center. We look forward working with you and we will continue striving to meet your recycling needs.
  • Office paper: Staples and paper clips are okay
  • Computer paper: Bond, letterhead, ruled tablet, notebook, envelopes without plastic windows or self-adhesive labels, yellow and blue bar paper. No carbon paper.
  • Office pack / colored paper: Pastels and light shades only, carbonless, light colored envelopes - no windows or labels
  • Shredded office paper: Should be sorted into the same categories as above and can be mixed with unshredded paper of the same type. No carbon paper!
  • Newspapers: Inserts okay
  • Magazines: Inserts okay
  • Aluminum cans: Donations only
  • Tin cans: Rinse and remove labels
  • Corrugated cardboard: Non glossy
  • Plastics, except #5s: There should be a triangle with a number in it, usually on the bottom. Remove lids and rinse out. Please no plastic bags.
  • Glass: Accepted ONLY at the Recycle Center - 125 J.C. Street

Items Not Accepted
The items not accepted in our recycling program are listed below. These are items that are not necessarily non-recyclable; just items in which we do not currently have the facilities required to recycle them.
  • Anything that is dirty or unprepared
  • Construction, groundwood, carbon microfiche, wax / plastic coated, goldenrod, dark colors, or neon paper
  • Envelopes with adhesive labels or windows, brown, or tan clasp envelopes
  • Food wrapping, paper towels, or trash
  • Non-corrugated cardboard, cereal boxes, or glossy boxes
  • Notebooks/workbooks with glue or spiral binding, including hardback books
  • Tin foil, pie plates, styrofoam, or plastic bags
  • TVs
  • Stereos
  • Microwaves

E-Waste
As technology takes on a bigger role in our everyday lives and with the frequent updating of new electronics, the City is now offering E-Waste recycling. E-Waste recycling offers our residents an outlet to safely dispose of items such as computers, cell phones, and office equipment. Certain electronic waste can be dropped off at the Recycle Center, located at 125 J.C. Street.

Acceptable Materials:
  • Computers and Laptops
  • Computer Parts: Drives, Key Boards, Wires, Mice, Power Supplies, Etc.
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • VCR/DVD Players
  • Two-way Radios
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones
  • Calculators
  • MP3 Players

Items Not Accepted:

  • TVs
  • Stereos
  • Portable Stereos
  • Microwaves


Household Hazardous Waste
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 206 Isabel Avenue. April 1 - October 31, the facility is open on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. November 1 - March 31, the facility will be open by appointment. You can reach HHW staff by calling 620-276-1278, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

HHW

What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous products generally fall into one of four categories:   
  • Flammable or ignitable 
  • Corrosive 
  • Poisonous 
  • Reactive 

These products will usually have a warning label on the packaging reading “DANGER,” “WARNING,” or “CAUTION.”  

Common household products considered hazardous are:  
  • Oil-based paint, gasoline, fuels, and other flammable materials. 
  • Cleaning solutions, acids, and other corrosive substances. 
  • Pesticides, lead-based paint, and other poisons.  

The facility will NOT accept any radioactive or biomedical waste.

Are there disposal fees?
The facility accepts waste from Finney County residential customers at no charge. Businesses and non-residents are charged nominal fees to dispose of waste at the facility to help cover the City's operational costs:

• Paint—$3.00 per gallon
    • Flammables—$7.00 per gallon
    • Fluorescent Bulbs—$1.00 to $2.00 each
    • Corrosives—$1.00 per pound 
    • Aerosols—$5.00 per gallon
    • Oxidizers—$7.00 per gallon
    • Bulk Fuels—$7.00 per gallon
    • Antifreeze—$7.00 per gallon
    • Pesticides—$7.00 per gallon
    • Herbicides—$7.00 per gallon
    • Bases—$1.00 per pound 
    • Car Batteries—$2.00 each
    • Liquid Oxidizers—$7.00 per gallon
    • Dry Oxidizers—$7.00 per pound

What happens to the waste after I drop it off?
The City contracts with a licensed hazardous waste handler to pick up and properly dispose of the wast per state and federal regulations. 

However, the City is continually looking for ways to reuse these products. Certain products that the facility receives are made available for public use free of charge. These products, including paints, herbicides and pesticides, automotive care products, and household cleaning supplies, are located in the facility's lobby and can be browsed during operating hours. City departments also utilize certain products the facility receives including oils and fuels, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizer, and paints. 



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