Tidy Town (Bulky Item Pick Up) and Drop Off
Tidy Town (Bulky Item Pick Up) and Drop Off

Get ready for some Spring cleaning! Tidy Town is right around the corner and this year, we are adding a few improvements you need to know about. A third weekend is being added to help the trash haulers handle the added growth in western Shawnee. Here is when your items will be picked up for Tidy Town this year.
  • Saturday, April 29: Residents living anywhere from Switzer (east City limit) to east side of Pflumm
  • Saturday, May 6: Residents living anywhere between west side of Pflumm to east side of 435
  • Saturday, May 13: Residents living anywhere from west side of 435 to western City limits

You will be able to set out five big items on the curb. Types of items include the following:
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances - check with hauler about quantity and types
  • Push lawn mowers with no fuel or oil
  • Up to 4 foot rolls of carpet that are securely tied and weigh less than 50 pounds. Two rolls will count as one item.

Your trash hauler is responsible for picking up these items. This service is included in your basic rate.

The following will NOT be accepted at the curb:

  • Hazardous waste including flammable, explosive/reactive, corrosive/caustic, toxic/poisonous, radioactive or biologically active. Call Johnson County Health and Environment for disposal of hazardous items only at 715-6907.
  • Automotive battery, engine oil or fuel tank
  • Tires
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Glass panels where any dimension exceeds four feet
  • Wood fencing and decking materials
  • Yard waste
  • Latex or oil-based paint
  • Fertilizer, pesticide, solvent
  • Liquid waste
  • Solid waste and recycling material that are collected as part of regular curbside service
  • Any waste or material that is prohibited from being received, managed or disposed of at a landfill

If you have specific questions about what items can or cannot be accepted for Tidy Town, please contact your trash hauler. All items must be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your pick-up day.

Waste Management (913) 631-3300
A-1 Disposal/Superior Disposal (913) 406-9460
Town and Country/WCA (816) 380-5595
Republic (816) 254-1470

Haulers will pick up properly prepared items that look like they are out for pick up. Be sure to remove items from the curb on your collection day that you want to keep such as basketball goals and other containers.

Special Reminder: If you are a Waste Management customer, you will need to set one of your Waste Management carts at the end of the curb so they know to pick up your items. If you do not do this, your items will not be collected.
**New Tidy Town Drop Off**

In addition, we are adding a new, drop-off site option to help accommodate with other items. This drop-off site will be open to all Shawnee residents, regardless of who your trash hauler is. Here are a few more important notes.
  • A drop-off site will be available for certain items but limited to one truck or trailer load of the following:
    • Wood fencing, concrete building material, rocks and soil, construction or demolition materials like drywall, lumber and roofing material
    • Other rigid items four feet or longer
    • Brush but no grass clippings
  • You will be required to show proof of residency at the drop-off site
  • You will be required to unload your items at the drop-off site
  • The drop-off site will be located at the southwest corner of 435 and Johnson Drive
  • The drop-off site will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on April 29, May 6 and May 13.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (913) 742-6014 if you have questions.
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