The annual alley cleanup is an opportunity to discard items that would not be picked up in the normal trash collection.
The annual alley cleanup consists of one sweep through the City. No set schedule is established; however, curbside services will be first with regular alley services following. The number of employees committed to the task may vary from day to day; therefore, crews are unable to predict when they will be by a residence.
As in years past, the City WILL NOT pick up tires, hazardous waste, batteries, and medical waste. Tires should be disposed of at the Ellis County Landfill, and hazardous waste and batteries should be disposed of at the Ellis County Hazardous Waste Facility. Medical waste can be taken to the Ellis County Health Department. Please call 628-9460, 628-9449, or 628-9440 for detailed information.
Waste should be placed in four separate piles in preparation of the alley cleanup. The piles should be organized in the following manner:
- 1.Tree limbs and brush (no longer than 12 ft. in length or 6" in diameter) All yard and garden waste MUST be bagged to be collected!
- 2.Construction and Demolition Debris, i.e., lumber, drywall, bricks, sinks, wires, etc. (please pull or bend over nails and place small quantities of concrete, bricks, and plaster in containers)
- 3.White Goods/Metals, i.e., guttering, siding, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, metal swing sets, etc.
- 4.Municipal Waste (all other items), i.e., furniture, carpet, etc.
TO AVOID WRONGFUL PICK UP, "TREASURED ITEMS" SHOULD BE TAGGED OR REMOVED FROM THE COLLECTION AREA
NOTE: Alley cleanup is for City of Hays residential customers paying for refuse services.
TREE LIMB DISPOSAL REMINDER!!!
Free disposal of tree limbs is available for City of Hays residents at the Ellis County Transfer Station, 1515 W 55th, Monday to Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.