Linn County is rich in natural woodland beauty and in Kansas Civil War history. As a result of Subtitle D legislation, earlier construction within the county, and grant funding, Linn County has well-rounded solid waste collection, disposal, and recycling programs that are financed by a mill levy and user fees.
Linn County has a transfer station, recycling facility, construction and demolition debris landfill, waste tire monofill, scrap metal and white goods collection point, battery collection point, used oil collection point, and a facility for receiving household hazardous wastes, all at its consolidated Prescott, Kansas facility.
Transfer Station / C&D Landfill / Recycling
4183 Vernon Road, Prescott, KS 66767
Mon-Fri: 8 AM- 4 PM
Sat: 9 AM - Noon
The county has a fleet of roll-off trucks and containers for solid waste pickup service. County trucks haul solid waste, recyclables, and furniture to the transfer station in Prescott. Private contractors are also available to haul solid waste from residences and businesses to the transfer station for those who want curbside pickup. Lake developments at Chaparral and Holiday are served by private haulers who may deposit their loads at Prescott. Linn County uses its own trucks to haul waste to the Oak Grove Landfill in Arcadia, Kansas.
County resident may haul waste to the transfer station during regular business hours or to one of the eleven (11) Compactor Centers located in: Blue Mound, Centerville, La Cygne, Mound City, Parker, Pleasanton, Prescott (2 locations), Linn Valley Lakes, Sugar Valley Lakes, and Tanglewood Lakes. The public may drop off solid waste and recyclables at eight (8) of these compactor sites free of charge. The centers at Linn Valley Lakes, Sugar Valley Lakes, and Tanglewood Lake are available to development residents only.
All compactor sites have trained employees who have authority to reject loads containing unauthorized wastes. The hours of operation of each compactor sites vary and are posted prominently at each site. Hours are subject to change. Visit the county website for the most up-to-date list of accepted waste and associated costs.
A permanent Recycling Center has been established in Prescott for collection, sorting, processing, storage and shipping of recycled materials. Recyclables arrive at the facility via collection trailers and containers, transported from compactor sites using county equipment, and county employees separate, sort, and package the materials.
Linn County received a grant to purchase mobile recycling trailers so that recyclables can be more easily sorted and processed. Seven (7) new trailers were put into operation in 2020 in the Compactor Centers in Mound City, Pleasanton, Blue Mound, Linn County Park, Lacygne, Parker, Centerville. Visit the county website for the most up-to-date list of accepted materials and trailer locations.
Accepted materials include:
• Plastics – remove lids and rinse
• Waste Paper
• Newspaper – do not place in plastic bags or wrappings
Household Hazardous Waste
4067 Vernon Road, Prescott, KS 66767 (Noxious Weed Building)
Mon-Fri: 8 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:
• Oil-base Paints
• Household Cleaning Chemicals
• House and Garden Pesticides
• Used Oil
Limited quantities of usable products such as spray paint, car wax, oil-based paints or stains and pesticides are available to organized groups and the general public.
Materials from Linn County households ONLY. Business or commercial materials are NOT accepted.