Sanitation & Recycling
The City of Wood Heights contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection and recycling. Everyone within the city limits is required to have garbage collection.
The City provides a recycling bin at the City Hall parking lot for your recycling convenience.
Most trash and debris, when properly bundled and/or contained properly, can be disposed of at curbside with your regular garbage service days. If assistance is needed or you have questions for the city, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For questions specific to trash or recycling pick up, please call the waste management company directly.
Trash Service: To begin trash services, new residents must come to City Hall to complete an application and pay a deposit to open their account. The trash deposit is $25.00. Deposits are refundable when a resident moves out of the area and has paid their final water and trash bill. Trash is always billed on the water bill.Trash is due on the 20th of each month to avoid any late fee penalties. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, there is a mail slot located to the right of the City Hall front door for your convenience. Payments in the slot on the next business day are considered to be ‘on time’. After the 20th of the month, a 10% late fee is assessed.
Trash is picked up every Wednesday. Trash must be bagged or in a trash receptacle (you provide) and placed in the road along the curb no later than 6 a.m. to ensure it is picked up. The company currently contracted by the City for trash service is Waste Management formerly Deffenbaugh. If you have a question as to what can or cannot be placed in the trash for pickup, please call Waste Management at 913-631-3300.
Large item pick up is once a month on the third full week Wednesday of the month.
Yes Items: Small appliances (no Freon or CFC), furniture, swing sets (must be disassembled), carpet in 4’ lengths (rolled and tied), large pieces of glass need to be broken down, boxed, and marked as “broken glass”, paint dried with lids left off of cans, All bagged, boxed or bundled items must weigh less than 65 pounds.
No Items: Car batteries, car parts, tires, wet paint, oils, automotive parts, solvents, and all other household hazardous materials, fireplace ashes, appliances containing CFC or Freon, large quantities or remodeling and construction debris such as sheetrock, concrete, and wood, yard debris such as rock, dirt, soil, tree limbs, etc.