Dumpster Days

Free paper shredding at Dumpster Days 

Have sensitive documents laying around? Protect your identity by shredding your files for free at Lenexa’s Dumpster Days event.

The City is partnering with Midwest Shredding Service, LLC, to offer free document shredding on Saturday, April 6, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Residents can bring documents in bags or boxes to the Municipal Services Service Center (7700 Cottonwood St., Lenexa KS 66215). Documents can contain paper clips, staples and binder clips but must be free of plastic binders and metal hanging folders.

Midwest Shredding will provide Certificate of Destruction handouts and return any containers. Shredding is for paper only. Electronics, CDs and DVDs not accepted. Proof of residency required at the gate.


Trash haulers in Lenexa are required to offer their customers one curbside collection of bulky items each calendar year. Contact your trash hauler to schedule this pickup.

Trash requirements

If you are a Lenexa resident, you can also dispose of bulky items at our Dumpster Days event, which is held two weekends each year. You will be asked to show proof of residency (such as a driver’s license or utility bill showing a current Lenexa address).

Next Events

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2024, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.    

Drop-Off Location

Municipal Services Service Center
7700 Cottonwood St., Lenexa, KS 66215

The Service Center is located across from Mill Creek Elementary School, between Lackman and Pflumm, with access from 79th Street.

Acceptable Items

  • Appliances (those containing Freon cost $75 each)

  • Ballasts

  • Cardboard

  • Electronics ($20 per monitor or $35 per TV)

  • Furniture

  • Lamps

  • Lawn mowers

  • Light fixtures

  • Mattresses 

  • Smoke detectors

  • Styrofoam 

  • Tires ($5 per tire)

  • Yard waste

Items Not Accepted

  • Chemicals

  • Commercial or industrial waste

  • Fluorescent tubes

  • Fuel tanks

  • Household trash

  • Hazardous waste (e.g., batteries, waste oil, paint)

  • Liquids

  • Propane bottles

Need to dispose of items that are not accepted at Dumpster Days? RecycleSpot offers a comprehensive list of recycling and reuse services in Greater Kansas City.

Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Reuse Facility

Olathe Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility (open to all Johnson County residents) 


We charge fees to cover recycling, disposal and transportation costs. We collect these fees at the gate entrance of the drop-off facility. You can pay with cash, check (write driver’s license number on the check) or credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Discover) each time you use the service.

The following fees apply for vehicle loads and individual items:


Car or minivan with seats


SUV or minivan without seats


Small trailer (one axle)


Pickup or panel/service van


Tandem axle - truck or trailer


Small box truck (moving style)


Large box truck (moving style)


Appliances containing Freon

$75 each


$5 each

Computer monitors

$20 each

Televisions $35 each

Questions about the program?

Call Municipal Services Operations at 913.477.7880 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.