Monday, December 10, 2018

Recycling Center

Coordinator:  John Lee
Assistant:  Dale Jones

614 US Hwy 56
Council Grove, Kansas 66846

Phone:  620-767-5519
Fax:  620-767-8000

 Hours of Operation:
  • 8:00 am till 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday except on all approved county holidays
  • Recyclables may be dropped off anytime in outside containers
Collection Truck Route:
  •  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - Council Grove
  •  Tuesday - Herington
  •  Thursday - Alta Vista, Dwight, White City
  •  Every other Tuesday - Burdick and Wilsey
  Items We Accept:
  •  Newspaper, Magazines & phone books 
  •  White Paper & Office mix (colored paper) 
  •  Aluminum (we buy aluminum cans)
  •   *** Effectively March 29, 2016 there is a 20 pound minimum, we no longer run tabs on aluminum sales.  Cans must be sold at the time of drop off at current sell rate.  If less than 20 pounds they may be donated or taken back.***
  •  Tin cans  
  •  #1 Pete plastic (clear)
  •  #2 HDPE (milk jugs)
  •  #2 & #5 Colored Plastic
  •   Cardboard
These following items are accepted at the Transfer Station ONLY:
  • Waste motor oil
  • Scrap metal
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Scrap aluminum
      Please Rinse Milk Jugs and Tin Cans

 Items We Don’t Accept:
  • Styrofoam
  • Kleenex/Paper towels
  • Rubber gloves (surgical gloves)
  • Packing peanuts
  • Paper plates
  • Waxed milk or orange juice cartons
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Electronics
  • Film Plastics (trash bags, grocery bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc)



Materials Accepted at all Recycling Centers Participating in the Northwest Kansas Regional Recycling Organization

Please save and bring only items that your local recycling facility accepts.  This saves room in your home and reduces labor at the recycling center.  Preparing and sorting your materials as requested reduces labor and provides a safer work environment for recycling center employees.


The recycle trailer that was located at the MFA Key Pumps has been closed.  The trailer and the cardboard cage were pulled due to misuse.  We were constantly finding trash, tires, TVs, Styrofoam, glass, a box of dirty diapers, etc.  This was not an easy decision to make but until the public can use the drop off for its intended use, please bring your recycle items to the Recycle Center (M-F 8-4:30), and your trash to the Transfer Station.


In 2005 we sold 572.44 ton for $60,516.77
In 2006 we sold 572.34 ton for $70,552.82
In 2007 we sold 560.16 ton for $69,378.25
In 2008 we sold 398.85 ton for $47,191.83
In 2009 we sold 351.15 ton for $21,613.00
In 2010 we sold 353.49 ton for $57,250.95
In 2011 we sold 374.87 ton for $78,643.08