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.
A free community pride service program courtesy of the City of Garnett in cooperation with Anderson County
Two (2) times per year, the Garnett City Commission designates Clean-Up Week to allow citizens the opportunity to discard unwanted items at no charge by placing such items near the location of the normal weekly trash pick up. Clean-Up Week is typically the third week of April (Spring) and the third week in September (Fall).
*NEW IN 2016: The Anderson County will no longer allow the City of Garnett to offer the free fall or spring pick-up service to commercial businesses. However, during Clean-Up Week the Anderson County Landfill does establish "Free Dump Week". There are exclusion to items accepted for free, but commercial and residential customers can take unwanted items to the landfill. For city refuse and county recycling landfill information CLICK HERE.
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 a half dump truck load is $25; $50 for a full truckload. To request this service, please contact city hall.
*Tentative dates until approved by both city and county governing bodies.
miss clean-up week?
items the city cannot pick up
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.