Landfill & Recycling

The City of Oakley operates its own refuse service for residents of Oakley. Collections for residents are once per week and businesses receive pickup daily, Monday through Friday.

The City operates its own Landfill south of Oakley at 3510 Day Dream. If you are a resident of Oakley and pay City utilities, you may take loads to the landfill at no extra charge. All users must call 785-953-0054, for access as the gate is kept locked at all times.

Landfill Hours

  •  The City Landfill hours are as follows:

             8:15 AM to 11:45 AM and 1:15 PM to 4:00 PM

  • The landfill is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month
    • 8 a.m. to Noon (April to October)
    • 10 a.m. to Noon (November to March)

Recycling Program

We encourage residents to participate in our recycling program. The City has changed to a single stream recycling program, you will see the list of acceptable items in the round-top building at 4th Street and Price. Tin cans and aluminum has to be separated from the rest of your recycling and we will accept Plastics 1 - 7,but we are no longer accepting clothes.  A list of accepted items can be found at the City Office, or online. The City also collects cardboard from the businesses one day each week. Recyclables will then be picked up by Hill Trash. Recycling efforts done by our area residents help to extend the life of our landfill.  Computers & other electronics can be put in the hoppers. Latex paint cans must be dried out & then they can go to the landfill.

Tire Rates

The City Landfill accepts tires for an additional charge (Rates are per tire unless noted otherwise):

  • Car/Pickup Tire $3.00
  • Skid Steer Tire $8.00
  • Semi Truck Tire $9.00
  • Irrigation Tire $12.00
  • Grader Tire $18.00
  • Sprayer Tire $18.00
  • Front Wheel Assist $18.00
  • Tractor Tire $30.00
  • Loader Tire $40.00
  • Floater Tire $50.00
  • Combine Tire $60.00
  • Scraper Tire $60.00
  • Tire Scraps $115 per ton

*Rim Removal - $5.00 per tire

Household Hazardous Waste

The City has joined a regional effort to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste. These materials are commonly found around the house. The City now accepts these materials at the Landfill during regular business hours and stores them for proper disposal. See which items will and will not be accepted as part of this program:

Household Hazardous Waste to be Accepted

Auto Products

  • Additives (oil, fuel, and transmission)
  • Auto batteries
  • Brake and starting fluids
  • Carburetor and fuel cleaners
  • Contaminated waste oils
  • Solvent
  • Waste fuels

Household Products

  • Ammonia based cleaners
  • Batteries- Lithium & Rechargeable (all other batteries ie. AA, AAA, C, etc can be put with household trash)
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor and furniture polish
  • General all purpose cleaners
  • Metal polish
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Toilet cleaners

Home Maintenance & Improvement Products

  • Adhesives
  • Enamel or oil-based paints
  • Paint stripper
  • Stains, finishes or preservatives
  • Thinners and turpentine's


  • Ant and roach killers
  • Arsenicals
  • Botanicals
  • Carbonates
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Herbicides
  • Organo-phosphates
  • Rat and mouse poisons

Hazardous Waste Not Accepted

  • 2, 3, 5-Y
  • 2, 4, 5-TP
  • Ammunitions
  • Asbestos
  • Chlorophenoxy derived acids Commercial Hazardous Wastes
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Dioxins
  • Explosives
  • Infectious Wastes
  • Kepone
  • Ordinance
  • Pentachlorphneols
  • Radioactive Wastes
  • Silvex
  • Tetrachlorophenols
  • Trichlorophenols
  • Unknown materials