Thursday, April 09, 2020

Recycling Center 

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Morris County, the Recycle Center is closed until further noticePlease throw all of your recyclables away.   Sorry for the inconvenience, just doing our part in limiting the possible spread and looking out the the safety of our personnel.

Coordinator:  John Lee

Assistant:  Dale Jones

Address:   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 the 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 ** (as of 4 June 2019 we no longer recycle hard back books or soft back books.)
  •  White Paper & Office mix (colored paper)
  •  Shredded paper (bagged, not loose)
  •  Aluminum beverage containers only (as of Feb 25, 2020 we NO LONGER BUY ALUMINUM CANS)  ***as of 8 January 2019 we no longer accept aluminum foil, aluminum cat food cans/dip cans/ sardine cans, aluminum baking pans or food containers.)
  •  Tin cans  
  •  #1 Pete plastic (clear)
  •  #2 HDPE (milk jugs)
  •  #2 & #5 Colored Plastic
  •   Cardboard (NO Pizza Boxes or other cardboard that is greasy or has a wax coating)
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
  • Greasy cardboard (i.e. pizza boxes)
  • Glass
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Fiberglass
  • Electronics
  • Film Plastics (trash bags, grocery bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, chip bags, etc)  
  • Books, Hard back or soft back 


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