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Winter is Here! Prevent Against Frozen Pipes

Homeowners should be alert to freezing pipes any time the temperature dips to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit and lower. Here are some tips to help avoid damage from frozen pipes:

Prepare Before Cold Weather Arrives

City Holiday Schedule

City of Olathe offices will close on January 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash recycling collection will occur on schedule.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights. 

Mahaffie Winter Hours

Mahaffie Winter hours will run January to March. The site will be open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.

City Holiday Schedule

City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24 and remain closed on December 25 for the Christmas holiday.   Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule. City of Olathe offices will also be closed on January 1 for the New Year's holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule. 

Recycle Your Christmas Lights & Christmas Trees

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Consider recycling it! Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees directly at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights. 

Donate to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund

The 2013 Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund supports fifteen local charities who serve Olathe children and families in need.  

Snow Brigade Seeking Volunteers

The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches volunteers with elderly and/or disabled residents to assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks. Volunteers are assigned one or more resident locations to remove snow from the driveway and/or sidewalk when there is two inches of snow or more.

Toy and Food Drive Celebrates 10th Year of Helping Families

Founded in 2003 by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and caring community members, the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive celebrates its 10th year of helping Johnson County families in need during the Christmas holiday season.

Downtown Library Book Drops Relocated

The Olathe Public Library book drops previously located on Park Street have been relocated to the front of the library to accommodate new two-way traffic flow on Park Street.   

Other drop box locations include:

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