Hazardous Items

Section 240.120: Hazardous or Restricted Materials

No person shall deposit in an unauthorized container or otherwise offer for collection any hazardous garbage and trash. Hazardous or restricted material shall include:

  • Any item that is over 72 inches long and/or 18 inches in diameter (special pickup can handle this request)
  • Automobile, truck or equipment tires
  • Chemicals
  • Excavated earth, rocks, concrete, asphalt, roofing wastes, and other building materials (special pickup can handle this request)
  • Explosive materials
  • Highly combustible materials
  • Household appliances that contain chemical refrigerants regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) such as refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioners unless they have certification that the chemical refrigerant has been removed
  • Paint in a liquid form
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive materials
  • Rags or other waste soaked in volatile and flammable materials
  • Soiled dressings, clothing, bedding and/or other waste, contaminated by infection or contagious disease
  • Tree trimmings, trees and tree limbs that are over 72 inches long (special pickup can handle this request)
  • Any other materials which may present a special hazard to collection or disposal personnel, equipment, or to the public

For disposal of hazardous household material, contact Geary County Public Works at 785-238-3612.