YARD WASTE PICK-UP PROGRAM
Upon request, city crews will pick up yard waste on the last Friday of the month. The charge for this service is $5.00. There is a limit of 10 bags of yard waste. Limbs must be in bundles no larger than 6 feet long and 3 feet in width. The pick-up point is next to where the usual refuse pick location is (alley or curbside). Note that city crews will not enter private property. To receive this service for the current month, please call city hall at 785.448.5496 to be placed on the list.
Please visit the Anderson County Solid Waste link on the county website for recycling and disposal of waste at the Anderson County Landfill. Anderson County Solid Waste
open burning policy
A. Crews will start at the north end of town and proceed south until the entire town is covered. CITY CREWS WILL NOT GO BACK IF THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH THAT PARTICULAR AREA.
B. The following items must be placed in separate piles:
Special pick-up of unwanted items, such as furniture, appliances (not containing Freon) and other household items is available to city residents. This also includes large piles of brush which cannot be included for the monthly yard waste pick-up fee. The charge for this service is $50 for up to a full dump truck load plus the landfill dump fee. To request this service, please contact city hall, 785.448.5496.
City of Garnett to hold Clean-Up Week - October 31 thru November 4, 2022
The Garnett City Commission has designated October 31 through November 4, 2022 as Fall Clean-Up Week for residential areas only. The City of Garnett has not had a Clean-Up Week since September of 2018. See RESOLUTION.
The City-Wide Clean-Up Week allows city crews to pick up items left curbside, or alley, to dispose of at the county landfill at no charge to city refuse customers who participate by placing their unwanted items out for city crews to pick up. This annual clean-up program was established back in October of 1969. The annual, week-long event had become so popular with residents that a bi-annual program was offered both in the spring and fall to City of Garnett residential refuse customers until 2019.
In the past, the City of Garnett was not charged by Anderson County for disposal of Clean-Up Week items taken to the County Landfill. And likewise, Anderson County has allowed for a Free Dump Week to give all Anderson County residents the opportunity to discard unwanted items at the landfill at no charge. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:
During City-Wide Clean-Up Week, October 31 through November 4, city crews will start on the north side of town and proceed south until the entire town has been covered. CITY CREWS WILL NOT GO BACK once they have been through. Please be ready!
The following items must be placed in separate piles:
- Brush - Leaves and lawn clippings - Paper - Metal (No car or vehicle parts) - Appliances - Furniture
- Lumber - Rock/Concrete - Shingles - Sheet Rock
*If items are not placed in separate piles they will not be picked up.
The following items will NOT be accepted or taken by the City of Garnett: Any appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners containing freon; dilapidated buildings, batteries, electronics, computers, paint, or hazardous waste items.
The City of Garnett will be evaluating the program to determine if there will be a future City-Wide Clean-Up Week in 2023. Please watch the local newspaper and our social media for any updates that may occur.
Residents must notify the Law Enforcement Dispatch Center by calling 785.448.6823
before you start burning.
Please adhere to the following instructions:
■ Burning of grass, leaves, tree limbs or wood must be in manageable piles that are attended at all times.
■ Burning must not occur in right-of-way or in streets. Location of fire must be clear of overhead lines and clear from any exposure threat to any structure.
■ A source of water shall be available or a means of extinguishing piles at all times.
■ Please burn during daylight hours only.
■ No burning during adverse weather conditions, such as winds over 15 mph, fog exists or visibility is hampered.
■ Controlled burn is to be completely extinguished before leaving burn site unattended.
The Last Friday of the Month!