Coffey County has an active recycling program and Household Hazardous Waste program, and it is the only Lake Region county to operate its own Subtitle D Landfill.


1498 12th Lane SE, Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 364-2048

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1st & 3rd Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


The Coffey County Sanitary Landfill is a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill site located in Burlington, Kansas. The landfill operates pursuant to Solid Waste Disposal Area Permit, Number 297 issued by Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Waste Management. The total landfill area is approximately 38 acres, consisting of two landfill units, which include the original 14-acre landfill and the 24-acre lateral expansion landfill. All incoming loads are weighed at the scale and the County Commission has adopted a resolution requiring that trash be bagged or covered. Landfill operators perform random inspections of waste to detect hazardous materials.

Coffey County has also opened a landfill designated solely for construction and demolition waste. Since many of the materials involved in construction and demolition do not pose a great threat to the environment, they may be disposed of in a less regulated landfill, separate from the Subtitle D landfill. Only acceptable construction and demolition waste may be placed in this landfill, where each load is visually screened at the scale house to determine if it is acceptable for disposal.

Landfill fees are based on the type and weight of materials brought to the landfill and support the operating expenses, solid waste disposal issues, and environmental concerns. Visit the county's website for the most up-to-date list of accepted waste and associated costs.


1432 12th Lane SE, Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 364-8409

Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - Noon


A permanent Recycling Center has been established in Burlington for collection, sorting, processing, storage and shipping of recycled materials. County resident may drop of items for recycling during regular business hours. The county also owns collection trucks that are routed around within the county on a regular schedule to collect and transport recyclable materials from residential areas and businesses. Collecting, sorting and processing are accomplished by county employees.

Curbside recycling pick-ups are on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a rotating schedule to designated communities (1st/3rd or 2nd/4th). Additional collection trucks or trailers are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.  Visit the county's website for the most up-to-date list of accepted materials and the assigned days or weeks for pick up locations.

Accepted materials include:
• Cardboard and Paperboard (cereal boxes, pasta boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, clean pizza boxes, etc.)
• Office/ Mixed Paper (copy paper, envelopes, junk mail, flyers, etc.) Shredded paper accepted.
• Newspaper
• Magazines
• Phone books, paperback and hardbound books
• Plastics #1 , #2  and #4 - #7 ONLY. #3 and #6 Styrofoam NOT accepted. Rinse containers.
• Aluminum Cans and Aluminum Foil/Scrap (pie pans, food trays, etc.)
• Tin Cans
• Glass. All colors accepted. Remove lids and rinse. Container glass only - NO dishes, Pyrex, ceramics, windows, etc.
• Fabric/ Clothing (But NO shoes, purses or belts)

NO Styrofoam of any kind.
NO Plastic bags or Trash bags of any kind.
NO Electronics. That includes anything with a CORD (Computers, Phones, Printers/Copiers, Keyboards, Fax Machines, Mouse, Stereos, DVD Players, Kitchen Appliances, etc.)

Household Hazardous Waste

1430 12th Lane SE, Burlington, KS 66839 (Noxious Weed Department)
(620) 364-8409

Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4 PM


The county has a Household Hazardous Waste program and accepts approved wastes from individuals during regular business hours (through the Noxious Weed Department). Wastes are typically considered to be Hazardous if they have labels with the words “Warning, Caution, Poison, &/or Danger”, as they usually mean that the product had ingredients that may have one or more of the following characteristics: Corrosive, Toxic, Flammable or Explosive.

Accepted materials include:
• Pesticides
• Herbicides
• Paints
• Batteries
• Mercury
• Used Oil
• Auto Products
• Household Cleaners

Materials NOT accepted include:
• Asbestos
• Ammunition
• Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Explosives
• Infectious and Radioactive Waste
• Kepone

Materials will be accepted FREE of charge from households ONLY. Business or commercial materials are NOT accepted.