Yard Waste Recycling

Composting FacilityThe City collects yard waste for composting rather than disposal.

Materials are processed into compost and wood chip mulch at the Composting Facility and offered back to Olathe residents free of charge.


Attention:  The City will discontinue yard waste disposal for commercial and non-residential customers effective Jan.1, 2015. 


Curbside Collection
The City provides residential collection of yard waste on a Collection Schedule. The following guidelines apply:

  • Place yard waste within 8 feet of the curb by 8:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, and small plant trimmings must be placed in compostable paper yard waste bags or a City YardCart.
  • Plastic bags are not compostable. They will not be collected.
  • Limbs and brush must be:
    • Less than 4 inches in diameter
    • Less than 4 feet in length
    • Securely tied in bundles weighing less than 50 lbs.
  • ​Christmas trees must have the following removed:​
    • ​Plastic bags
    • Ornaments
    • Tinsel
    • Lights

Bulk Pick-up for limbs and brush

  • Over 4 inches in diameter
  • Not bundled according to the above guidelines
  • Call 913-971-9311 to schedule
  • The following charge for loading time applies: $20.00 per 15 minutes of loading time
  • Loads in excess of 20 cubic yards will be charged additional fees for travel time (between loads) to the composting facility.

Self-Haul to the Composting Facility - Olathe residents
127th and Hedge Lane
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

  • No charge applies.
  • Photo ID is required as proof of residency.
  • ​Materials are not accepted in plastic bags
  • Call 913-971-5178 to confirm availability of compost and wood chip mulch.
  • Bring a shovel and container for self-loading.

Attention:  The City will discontinue yard waste disposal for businesses and non-residential customers effective Jan.1, 2015. 

2014 Disposal Fees at the Composting Facility  - Businesses and residents who do not live in Olathe.
127th and Hedge Lane
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

  • Compactor trucks - $10/cubic yard
  • Car, van, or pickup - No charge for residents with ID
  • Car, van, or pickup - $30.00/load for non-residents
  • Full size pickup truck (cab high) or trailer - $50.00/load for non- residents
  • Large truck or trailer with sideboards - $75.00/load for non- residents
  • Tandem axle truck load or larger - $100.00/load for non- residents