Annual FALL Cleanup

The annual alley cleanup is an opportunity to discard items that would not be picked up in the normal refuse collection.  2023 Fall Cleanup will begin on October 16th.  Be sure to have your items out by 7:00 a.m. You may begin to set out your items out on October 1st.

The annual fall cleanup consists of one sweep and only one sweep through the City. No set schedule has been established; however, residential curbside services will be first with residential regular alley services following. If you put your trash on the Curb, put your Fall Cleanup items on the Curb.  If you put your trash in the Alley, put your Fall Cleanup items in the Alley.  The city-wide general schedule for alley services will start after curbside collections are completed. 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. City crews have a 20-minute time limit per residence; however, a limit of 10 minutes will be placed on tree limbs and brush. Any items remaining after 20 minutes of pickup will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Waste That Will Not Be Picked Up

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. Please call the Ellis County Landfill at 785-628-9460 for detailed information. Please call the Ellis County Health Department at 785-628-9440 regarding questions on the disposal of medical waste.

Sort Your Waste

Waste should be placed in four separate piles in preparation of the fall cleanup. The piles should be organized in the following manner:

Construction & Demolition Debris

  • Bricks
  • Drywall
  • Lumber
  • Sinks
  • Wires
  • Etc.

Please pull or bend over nails and place small quantities of concrete, bricks, and plaster in containers.

Tree Limbs & Brush

  • Small Quantities Only! (no longer than 12 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter)
  • Bamboo bundled in 4’ lengths
  • All yard and garden waste MUST be bagged

White Goods / Metals

  • Dryers
  • Guttering
  • Metal Swing Sets
  • Refrigerators
  • Siding
  • Washing Machines
  • Etc.

Municipal Waste

Municipal waste includes all other items.

  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Etc.


To avoid wrongful pick up, "treasured items" should be tagged or removed from the collection area.

Fall 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:

Ellis County Sanitary Landfill
1515 W 55th
Hays, KS 67601

Services are available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.