Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Recycling Center

Closed Due to Coronavirus

Overland Park’s Recycling Center is closed until further notice.

Residents can recycle curbside through any private trash hauler.

Accepted Items

  • Corrugated cardboard – boxes with wavy centers.
    Break boxes down flat and stack on edge inside the container.
  • Paperboard – cereal or cake mix boxes, soft drink cartons, shiny/slick cardboard, phonebooks. Flatten all containers.
  • Glass – food and drink containers only. Remove caps and lids. No light bulbs or ceramics.
  • Plastic and cans – numbers 1-7 only, aluminum and steel food and beverage containers. Remove caps and lids and flatten containers if possible.
  • Office paper – copy paper, letterhead, file folders, junk mail and envelopes.
  • Magazines, catalogs and calendars.
  • Newspapers or newsprint – including glossy ads, coupons, and packing paper. Bag in brown grocery bags, which are available on-site.
  • Scrap metal – steel, aluminum, and other metals. No tanks, electronics, appliances, or paint cans.
  • Rechargeable batteries – please ask center staff to help you with these items.
  • Used clothing – if suitable for donation.
  • Laser and ink jet printer cartridges.
  • Books – hardback and softcover.

Christmas tree lights are accepted in December and January only.

Not Accepted

  • Light bulbs
  • Fluorescent tube bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Shredded paper
  • Plastics, tissue, wrapper paper, and plastic bags should not be recycled with newspapers
  • Alkaline or wet cell batteries, which can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. provides information about where you can recycle items we don’t accept at the Overland Park recycling center.

Please break down all cardboard boxes and flatten all containers.

Labels can be left on containers.


11921 Hardy
Overland Park, KS 66213




Closed until further notice