Annual Alley Cleanup

The annual alley cleanup is an opportunity to discard items that would not be picked up in the normal refuse collection.  2020 Alley Cleanup will begin on October 19th.  Be sure to have your items out by 7:00 a.m. You may begin to set out your items on October 10th.

The annual alley cleanup consists of one sweep through the City. No set schedule is established; however, curbside services will be first with regular alley services following. The number of employees committed to the task may vary from day to day; therefore, crews are unable to predict when they will be by a residence. Crews will not spend more than 20-minutes at any one residence.  Any items remaining after 20-minutes of pickup will be the responsibility of the property owner to haul away.

Waste That Will Not Be Picked Up

As in years past, the City will not pick up tires, hazardous waste, batteries, and medical waste. Tires should be disposed of at the Ellis County Landfill, and hazardous waste and batteries should be disposed of at the Ellis County Hazardous Waste Facility. Please call the Ellis County Landfill at 785-628-9460 for detailed information. Please call the Ellis County Health Department at 785-628-9440 regarding questions on the disposal of medical waste.

Sort Your Waste

Waste should be placed in four separate piles in preparation of the alley cleanup. The piles should be organized in the following manner:

Construction & Demolition Debris

  • Bricks
  • Drywall
  • Lumber
  • Sinks
  • Wires
  • Etc.

Please pull or bend over nails and place small quantities of concrete, bricks, and plaster in containers.

Tree Limbs & Brush

Waste must not exceed 12 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter. All yard and garden waste must be bagged to be collected!

White Goods / Metals

  • Dryers
  • Guttering
  • Metal Swing Sets
  • Refrigerators
  • Siding
  • Washing Machines
  • Etc.

Municipal Waste

Municipal waste includes all other items.

  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Etc.


To avoid wrongful pick up, "treasured items" should be tagged or removed from the collection area.

Alley cleanup is for City of Hays residential customers paying for refuse services.

Tree Limb Disposal Reminder

Free disposal of tree limbs is available for City of Hays residents at:

Ellis County Sanitary Landfill
1515 W 55th
Hays, KS 67601

Services are available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.