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Residential trash collection

  • Place items at the curbside by 7 AM the day of the scheduled collection service.
  • Place the GFL trash cart within a foot of the curb, with the arrow facing the street.
  • Place trash and recycling carts at least two (2) feet from one another, as well as from objects like mailboxes and parked vehicles.
  • Johnson County limits regular collection to 96 gallons of trash per week per home. To dispose of excess trash:
  • Overage stickers are available from GFL customer service at a price of $6.50 for a sheet of five stickers. Contact us at 816-380-5595 (press Option 3 for residential service) or Overage stickers are also available at Mission City Hall; the Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway St.; and Mack Hardware, 6004 Johnson Drive.
  • Affix overage stickers to bags.
  • Place those bags next to your WCA trash cart. DO NOT set extra bags on top of your cart.
  • DO NOT mix yard waste with trash.
  • Construction and demolition debris WILL NOT be collected.

Recycling Collection

Place items at the curbside by 7 AM the day of the scheduled collection service. Please break down excess cardboard boxes and stack them next to your cart.

Accepted Materials:

  • Paper Products
  • All paper/fiber products (junk mail, newspapers, magazines)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Clean and empty beverage cartons
  • Plastic Containers
  • All household plastic containers marked with the recycling symbol (with or without caps). Includes Plastics #1-#7, except for Plastics #6.
  • Metal Containers
  • Aluminum containers
  • Steel and tin cans

Items NOT Collected for Recycling:

  • NO glass products
  • NO plastic bags
  • NO Styrofoam
  • NO packing materials
  • Do NOT mix yard waste with recycling.

Contamination of the waste stream poses a significant threat to the recycling markets. Remember – when in doubt, throw it out.

Weekly Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, plants, small shrubs, and limbs less than 2 inches in diameter)  must be placed in paper bags not to exceed 40 pounds. Bundled materials must be no more than 4 feet long or 18 inches in diameter. Limit 10 bags/bundles per week.

Fencing, landscape timbers, flower pots, yard decoration, mulch, rock, dirt and similar items are not considered yard waste and will not be collected.

Bulk Item Collection

Up to three residentially-generated bulk items per household will be collected during the last full week of each month. Bulky items are defined as household items that can be reasonably carried by one or two individuals. Excluded items will not be collected.

Bulk items include couches, chairs, dressers, mattresses, tables, non-Freon appliances, etc.

Bulk item collection excludes: electronics waste items such as televisions and computer monitors; hazardous wastes; tires and automotive parts; appliances with Freon; and construction materials.

 Holiday Schedule

GFL observes the New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Holidays. If your regular weekly collection day falls on or after those holidays, your trash and recyclables will be collected one day late.”

Contacting GFL

Contact GFL Customer Service by calling 816-380-5595 (Option 3) or at