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111 East 6th Avenue, Emporia, KS
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Sanitation Department makes every effort to keep collection of trash and garbage on a regularly scheduled basis to prevent health hazards. Residential trash collection is once a week. Scheduled collections may be altered from time to time due to bad weather, holidays, equipment failure or other causes. The day designated for pickup may be obtained by calling 620-340-6339.
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The city provides the only accepted trash receptacle polycarts. The city will maintain repairs to the polycarts for normal wear and tear. You must place your polycart with lid opening on street side. Do not place extremely heavy objects in cart. Place all trash within the cart in plastic bags. Leave five feet clear space on each side of cart for collection access. Trash placed outside the polycart will not be picked up. Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their carts. Your polycart serial number is assigned to the house address. You must not remove the cart from that address when you move.
There is no residential or commercial pickup on holidays. The schedule for collection of trash and recycling may change due to a holiday. If a holiday falls on your trash pickup day, the Sanitation Department will pick up trash the Wednesday of that week. These dates are indicated on the Sanitation Schedule (PDF). Reminders for dates of collection on holiday weeks are publicized in the Emporia Gazette, The Shopper, and local radio stations.