Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event on Saturday, Feb. 13

All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off their unwanted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe’s drop-off event Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Dr. behind Public Works and Customer Service. Residents will be asked to provide a photo ID and a general description of their HHW items.

City offices closed for Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 15

City of Olathe offices will close on Monday, Feb. 15 for the Presidents Day holiday.  The City’s trash and recycling collection remains on schedule.  Need help keeping track of your trash day during holidays? Consider downloading the Olathe Trash Day mobile application or visit to sign up for weekly trash day reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call. Also, print a customized calendar for your address.

Wilkes receives award for excellence in public management

City Manager Michael WilkesCity Manager Michael Wilkes has received the Buford Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management from the Kansas Association of City/County Managers. 

City of Olathe recognized with BlueCHIP Award for promoting a healthy community

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association recently presented the City of Olathe with a BlueCHIP Award to recognize the Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative focuses on the total health of Olathe residents through education, support, and physical activity.

City of Olathe Forestry receives Gold Leaf Award

The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) presented the City of Olathe Forestry Division the 2015 Gold Leaf Award at the Mid-Western Chapter conference on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Spots still remain for Mahaffie 150th Gala

Celebrate 150 years at the Mahaffie House on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special 150th Gala sponsored by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation. Enjoy 19th Century cuisine, fireworks and social dancing. Tickets are $75/person, $600 for a table of eight, and sponsorships are available. Ticket sales are limited to the first 150 registrants. Purchase your tickets at or call 913-971-5111. All proceeds will go to the preservation of the Mahaffie House.

2016 Summer Camp registration now open

Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.

Snow Brigade needs volunteers

The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches elderly and disabled Olathe residents with volunteers who assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks when Olathe experiences a storm that produces two or more inches of snow.

City of Olathe named 2016 Healthiest Employer

For the second year in a row, the City of Olathe has been named one of the healthiest employers in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Visit the Dorr Family Light Show

The Dorr Family Light Show features more than 40,000 lights and 16 million color combinations at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. The festive drive-up show is filled with animation, elves and music through your vehicle radio. The 2015 show will debut Thanksgiving night and will run through New Year’s Eve.

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