City of Shawnee

Tidy Town

Tidy Town
Posted on 01/21/2020

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 WILL BE accepted at the drop-off site. Ok! Let’s run down the rules!

  • Saturday, April 25: Anyone living from Switzer west to I-435 & Shawnee Mission Parkway north to the northern City limits.
  • Saturday, May 2: Anyone living from Switzer west to I-435 & Shawnee Mission Parkway south to southern City limits
  • Saturday, May 9: Anyone living from I-435 west to western City limits

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

map of 2020 tidy town

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
    • Waste Management customers need to put out any mattresses in a mattress bag.
  • Appliances 
    • Waste Management: Does not accept refrigerators
    • WCA: Does not accept refrigerators
    • KC Disposal: Does not accept refrigerators with freon in them
    • Republic: Does not accept any white good appliances including refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.
    • If you are looking for a place to dispose of your refrigerators or other white goods if your hauler does not accept them, please head to to find a location near you.
  • 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

Drop-off Site Details

The drop-off site is located at the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Renner Road. Any Shawnee resident can use the drop-off site ONCE during any date and time 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. Please note there will be NO access at 59th Terrace and Renner. PLEASE be prepared for possible delays.

***No commercial business vehicles and/or equipment will be allowed to enter the drop-off site.***

  • Fridays: (4/24, 5/1, 5/8) 3pm-8pm
  • Saturdays:  (4/25, 5/2, 5/9) 8am-8pm
  • Sundays:  (4/26, 5/3, 5/10) 12pm-8pm

Residents will be able to drop off one truck or trailer-load of the following. Please note that employees will be tracking addresses and only allowing one truck or trailer-load drop-off for the duration of Tidy Town:

  • 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:

  • Refrigerators with freon. If you have one, please contact your hauler for options or go to to find out options near you. 
  • 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.  

*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

Keep an eye here and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages for ongoing, updated information.