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General Questions

What are your hours?
We're OPEN Tuesday thru Friday 8:00 am - 3:45 pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 1:45 pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday and County observed Holidays.
When is the last load accepted?
Tuesday thru Friday - if you are in line by 3:45 p.m. and must be unloaded and back on the scale by 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - if you are in line by 1:45 p.m. and must be unloaded and back on the scale by 2:00 p.m.
Where are you located?
Our address is 24967  136th St, Lansing, KS 66043.  Turn East off 7 Hwy onto Gilman Rd and take the first gravel road on your Right.
What are your prices?
Do I have to tarp my load?
Yes.  Please tarp or strap your load before heading to the Transfer Station.  We want to prevent littering, by trash and debris falling out of your vehicle or trailer.  
I'm a Leavenworth County Resident - What can I bring to the Transfer Station?
County Residents can bring: 
  • Standard kitchen/household trash
  • House/Basement/Storage/Garage clean out
  • Yard waste - including grass/leaves/brush/yard clean up
  • Construction and Demolition waste
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste
  • Tires - On and Off Rim
  • Freon Units
I DON'T live in Leavenworth County.  What can I bring to the Transfer Station?
Being from out of the County, you are allowed to bring:
  • Standard kitchen/household trash
  • House/Basement/Storage/Garage clean out
  • Yard waste - brush/yard clean up
  • Construction and Demolition waste
  • Freon Units
What is NOT allowed at the Transfer Station?
We do not take motor oil, PCB's, or Explosives.  
We only take Household Hazardous Waste, tires, leaves, and grass from Leavenworth County Residents.
What do I do when I get there? What are the steps?
If you are going to the Recycling Center you can drive right up to it.
For everything else, you must come on the scale and talk with the operator.  Please DO NOT enter the facility without pulling on the scale first.
  • Watch/wait for your green light.
  • Proceed to the scale and come up to the operator's window.  Notify operator what you are bringing in.  The scale operator will direct you.
  • You'll pull off the scale and look for one of the attendants to wave you to back into a bay to unload.
  • After unloading, you will pull into line at the stop sign to go back across the scale, in the opposite direction, to reweigh and pay.
Does the Transfer Station offer a free dump day?
Yes.  Leavenworth County Residents are allowed one free dump per calendar year.  See Flyer.
What forms of payment do you take?
We take Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards (we do not accept American Express) for payment.  When using a Credit/Debit Card there is a fee of $1.50 for charges up to $55, then the fee is 2.65% of the amount owed.  
What do I do with my sharps/needles?
If you are a Leavenworth County Resident you can bring your sharps to the Transfer Station, as Household Hazardous Waste, for no fee.  They must be in a container, to protect our employees.  You'll come across the scale and talk to the attendant, then they will direct you.  We do not take sharps from businesses, however, you can call (800)772-5657 or email sharpstracer@sharpsinc.com for information on disposal of business sharps.
Sharps DO's and DON'Ts

Trash/Construction Debris

Can I dispose of construction waste there?
Yes.  We take all forms of construction waste, from in or out of the county and from resident or business. 
Fee for Haulers
Fee Schedule
Can I get rid of big items, like a couch or mattress and box springs at the Transfer Station?
Yes.  Mattress and box springs, coming from an individual, are considered municipal solid waste.  For pricing - Fee Schedule.
I missed my trash day, can I bring my regular trash there?
Yes.  If it's just standard kitchen trash it's considered Municipal Solid Waste.  For pricing - Fee Schedule.

Yard Waste/Brush/Compost/Mulch

What can I do with my brush and trimmed tree limbs?
You can bring your brush and limbs to our facility.  If there is no trash, lumber or railroad ties mixed in, you will be able to dispose of that at our brush pile.  You will still wait in line to come across the scale and let the operator know.  Then you will be directed where to go.  For pricing - Fee Schedule
How can I recycle my Christmas tree and/or my Christmas lights?
If you are a resident of Leavenworth County, you can bring your live Christmas tree to the Transfer Station, for free, until January 30, 2021.
We will also take your used, burned out Christmas lights, for free, until January 30,2021.
Does the Transfer Station have compost and/or mulch for the public?
Yes.  We have a mulch pile and a compost pile.  Please call before coming to make sure we have mulch or compost available.  You can load the mulch or compost for free, you will still come across the scale and notify the operator.  Or we can load it for $10 for 3 backhoe scoops.  Either way, you will come across the scale and let the operator know what you are needing. 

Recycling & Electronics

Where can I bring my electronics, such as computers and televisions?
If you're a resident of Leavenworth County, you can bring your electronics here for recycling, for free.  We take computers, monitors, modems, keyboards, televisions, stereos, speakers, radios etc...
If you are NOT a resident of Leavenworth County, you can bring your electronics for a fee.
Do you accept large and small appliances?
Yes.  Large appliances, like stoves, washers, dryers and hot water heaters are considered metal and can be brought in for free.  Dishwashers can be disposed of for the standard waste rate.  Refrigerators and freezers will have a $20 Freon fee per appliance.  
Small appliances, such as microwaves, toasters, and other small kitchen appliance, can be disposed of for a standard trash rate.

Household Hazardous Waste

How can I dispose of used motor oil, leftover paint, cleaners, solvents, pesticides, batteries and other Household Hazardous Waste?
We do NOT take motor oil.  You can try Walmart, an Auto Parts Store or TSC.
If you are NOT a Leavenworth County Resident, we cannot accept your paint or chemicals.  You can contact your City or County to see about disposal.
If you ARE a Leavenworth County Resident (and NOT a business - see below), we can take your paint and chemicals.  
  • If you have more than 10 liquid gallons, please call for an appointment - 913-727-2858  to set up a time to come in.  Our appointments are set up Wednesday thru Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • If you have 10 liquid gallons or less, you can bring them at anytime we're open.  You'll wait in line, pull to the scale, come to the window and let the scale attendant know what you have and they'll direct you.
  • Make sure all lids are on tight and not leaking.
  • All containers must be labeled/marked with contents.
If you are a business that has paint or chemicals;
  • You must be from Leavenworth County
  • You must submit a Business Hazardous Waste Application and get approval.
  • Once approved, you must call 913-727-2858  and set up a time to bring your paint or chemicals in. Our appointments are set up Wednesday thru Friday between  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • There is a fee for business disposal of Hazardous Waste, as listed on the application.
  • Make sure all lids are on tight and not leaking.
  • All containers must be labeled/marked with contents.
As a small business, how can I dispose of my Hazardous Waste?
If you are a Leavenworth County business, with Hazardous Waste, you will need to fill out the Hazardous Waste Application.  Once you turn the application in and have received approval, you can call to set up a time to bring your Hazardous Waste to the Transfer Station.  There is a fee for businesses to dispose of their Hazardous Waste.    Hazardous Waste Application