City of Gardner helps residents with spring cleaning
(Gardner, Kan.) – Do you have some furniture or small appliances down in the basement collecting dust or how about a rusty bicycle in your garage that has no hope for repair? If you said yes, then it’s time for you to prepare for the City of Gardner’s Annual Spring Cleanup event.
On Saturday, May 9, starting at 7 a.m., the city will provide a free pickup of large and small items throughout the entire city. Approved items for collection include:

  • Small appliances
  • Furniture
  • Bicycles
  • Disassembled swing sets
  • Carpet (if cut in 4-foot lengths, rolled and tied)
  • Large pieces of glass (must be broken down and boxed)
  • Bagged, boxed and bundled items weighing 65 pounds or less.

To ensure collection of items, residents should place their belongings within 3 feet of the curb by 7 a.m. Residents must dispose of items on their own if they fail to make pickup time.
Domestic trash, car parts and items containing chlorofluorocarbons such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and more will not be collected. For a full list of unapproved items, visit
Deffenbaugh Disposal Services will provide collection services. For a fee, residents may request a separate pickup for unapproved items at 913.631.3300. For hazardous materials such as auto products, paints and pesticides, residents can contact the Olathe Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 913.971.9311 to schedule an appointment to drop off their waste materials.
For more information about the City of Gardner’s Annual Spring Cleanup event, contact Communications Manager/PIO Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo at 913.856.0912 or via email at [email protected]