Recycling Collection Changes start in January - Automatic Email Reminders Available

As part of Olathe’s new citywide recycling program, recycled materials will be collected every other week beginning January 4, 2010. All residents received information with their new recycling carts advising of the schedule. Recycling for customers residing in “red” week areas of the city will begin the week of January 4th. Recycling for customers in “blue” areas begins the week of January 11th. Recycling will be collected on the same day as trash during designated weeks.

Anyone with questions about which week their recycling is collected can contact Olathe Customer Service at 971-9311 or enter an online inquiry through the Citizen Request System on the city’s website. In addition, a schedule and calendar are available on the Municipal Services section of the City’s website at

NEW-Residents interested in receiving an automatic email reminder the day before their recycling pick-up is scheduled can sign-up on as well. The service is free. Simply create an on-line account and check the “recycling reminder” box at the bottom of the form.