City of Shawnee

Tidy Town

Tidy Town
Posted on 04/01/2018

It’s that time of year again! Over three weekends in April and May, Shawnee residents can do some heavy duty Spring cleaning so we can all de-clutter and de-stress. Please take a few minutes to read this entire article as many things not accepted curbside ARE accepted at the drop-off site. Ok! Let’s run down the rules!

  • Saturday, April 28: Anyone living from Switzer west to I-435 & Shawnee Mission Parkway north to the northern City limits.
  • Saturday, May 5: Anyone living from Switzer west to I-435 & Shawnee Mission Parkway south to southern City limits
  • Saturday, May 12: Anyone living from I-435 west to western City limits

Tidy Town Map

On your Tidy Town date, you can set out FIVE items on the curb. Please have them out on the curb by 7:00 a.m. These items include the following:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances including refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dryers.
  • Push lawn mowers with no fuel or oil
  • Up to 4 foot rolls of carpet (Must be securely tied and less than 50 pounds. Two rolls count as one item.)

Items NOT ACCEPTED curbside include:

  • Wood fencing and/or decking materials
  • Construction materials
  • Glass panels larger than four feet
  • Latex or oil-based paint
  • Tires
  • Automotive batteries, engine oil or fuel tanks
  • Hazardous materials or waste
  • Yard waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders

The drop-off site at the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Renner Road will be open this year on the following dates and times. Any Shawnee resident can use the drop-off site during any date when it is open. Be prepared to show proof of residency AND to unload your items yourself. You MUST enter the line for the drop-off at 59th Terrace and Maurer and PLEASE be prepared for possible delays. 

  • Fridays (4/27, 5/4, 5/11): 3pm-8pm
  • Saturdays (4/28, 5/5, 5/12): 8am-8pm
  • Sundays (4/29, 5/6, 5/13): 12pm-8pm
  • Mondays (4/30, 5/7, 5/14): 3pm-8pm

Residents will be able to drop off one truck or trailer-load of the following:

  • Wood fencing and/or decking materials
  • Concrete building material
  • Rocks and soil
  • Construction or demolition materials like drywall, roofing and lumber
  • Other rigid items four feet or longer
  • Brush but no grass clippings 

To be clear, the following items are NOT ACCEPTED curbside OR at the drop-off site:

  • Tires
  • Paint
  • Hazardous materials or waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Batteries

When entering the drop-off site, please use Maurer and 59th Terrace as indicated in the map below.

drop off map

Also, please set out your regular trash on your scheduled trash day and NOT on your Tidy Town Day. Tidy Town is intended to help residents safely get rid of bulky items once a year without having to pay an extra fee.  

*Waste Management customers: Please put your trash bins out on your Tidy Town day so the workers can easily identify you as their customer.*

Questions? Call your hauler directly!

  • Waste Management: (913) 631-3300
  • Republic (A-1/Superior): (913) 279-6033
  • Town and Country/WCA: (816) 380-5595
  • KC Disposal: (816) 388-9739

This information is also available in the CityLine quarterly newsletter that was mailed to every home in Shawnee. In addition, a Tidy Town postcard was also mailed out to every home. Keep an eye here and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for ongoing, updated information.