Gardner is gearing up for their annual spring cleanup scheduled for Saturday, May 14, starting at 7 a.m. The city will provide a free pickup of large and small items for residents within city limits. Properties residing along private streets will not receive this service.
The following items have been approved for collection:
• Appliances
• Box springs and mattresses
• Basketball goals (cut in half and concrete removed)
• BBQ grills (propane tank removed)
• Electronics
• 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
Larger items must be able to be lifted by two individuals. In addition, any items over 6 feet should be cut in half.
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, tires, car parts, yard waste and items containing chlorofluorocarbons such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will not be collected. For a full list of unapproved items, visit
Gardner Disposal Service will provide collection services. For a fee, residents may request a separate pickup for unapproved items at 913.856.3851. 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.
Lastly, if you have any questions regarding approved items for collection or pickup locations, please contact Jody Demaline, public works superintendent at 913-856-0908.