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Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste facility
The Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste facility located in Mission off of I-35 and Lamar is now closed. Johnson County will be moving to a new facility in Overland Park, tentatively set to open in mid-June. All of the same materials will be accepted, paint can be purchased through the re-blended paint program, and the Free Store will still have usable items “free” to the public. More info: https://www.jocogov.org/department/environment/hazardous-materials/new-household-hazardous-waste-facility. If you have paint or other household chemicals that you need to get rid of we ask that you hold onto those items until the new location opens in June. If it is something you must get rid of before that time the City of Olathe also operates a Household Hazardous
What Goes in Your Recycling Bin
See the Recycle More, Recycle Better flyer (PDF), showing what items you can and cannot put in your recycling bin. You can also view this updated recycling infographic.
GFL will provide a recycling cart free of charge. Please contact them at 816-380-5595 with your address and a bin will be delivered. Larger 60 gallon recycle bins are now available! Cardboard boxes are recyclable and should be broken down flat and put with your recycling.
Glass is not accepted by GFL. There is a Ripple Glass recycling container at the Aldi parking lot 4801 Roe Lane and also one at the Hyvee on Martway in Mission.
Recycle Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
There are several options for safely disposing of used compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Home Depot stores accept used CFLs at their return desk. Alternatively residents can contact Johnson County Hazardous waste to make an appointment to drop off their used CFLs. Their number is 913-715-6900.
Check Recycle Spot to find out more about recycling and where you can drop off various materials for recycling.
On Monday, February 24, 2020, Tom Coffman with GFL gave a presentation on recycling at the Community Forum. You can watch a video of the presentation to learn more, or review the powerpoint.