Recycling

Drop-Off Centers and Locations

The containers are ‘Commingled’, meaning ALL accepted items (See Below) go into this container, no separation needed.  


Attention: All recyclables must be empty, clean, and compacted.  


1.  Atchison Recycling Center

2505 US Hwy 73

Atchison, KS 66002

Available 24/7


2.  Atchison County Transfer Station

8575 Neosho Rd.

Atchison, KS 66002

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm


3.  Effingham Transfer Station

9803 US Hwy 159

Effingham, KS 66023

Wednesday & Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Items Accepted in Commingled Recycling:

  • Newsprint
  • Plastics 1-7
  • Cardboard and Cereal boxes
  • Aluminum/Tins Cans
  • Office Paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Catalogs & Brochures


Items NOT Accepted in Commingled Recycling:

  • Glass
  • Food Waste
  • Trash
  • Plastic Bags
  • Shredded Paper
  • Books
  • Paper Plates
  • Styrofoam
  • Liquid


We also accept Glass Recycling in 2 Locations.

1. Atchison Transfer Station

Glass Bunker

8575 Neosho Rd.

Atchison, KS 66002

Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm


2. Atchison Recycling Center

Glass Container

2505 US Hwy 73

Atchison, KS 66002

Available 24/7


If in the event that there is no container at this location, please use the next most convenient location.  The containers are dumped when they are at capacity, and are usually returned the same day.