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, or 785-672-4036, for access as the gate is kept locked at all times.

Landfill Hours


  • For the next several months the hours will be Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • 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. Bins are located inside the round-top building at 4th Street and Price. A list of accepted items can be found on the recycling bins, at the City Office, or online. The City also collects cardboard from the businesses one day each week. Recyclables are then transported to the Northwest Kansas Regional Recycling Organization located in Colby. Recycling efforts done by our area residents help to extend the life of our landfill.

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 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
  • 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
  • Latex or Water based paints
  • Paint stripper
  • Stains, finishes or preservatives
  • Thinners and turpentine's
Pesticides
  • Ant and roach killers
  • Arsenicals
  • Botanicals
  • Carbonates
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Herbicides
  • Organo-phosphates
  • Rat and mouse poisons
Miscellaneous Household Items
  • Batteries: wet and dry cells
  • Electronic Items: solder, switches, lights
  • Fingernail polish removers
  • Pet products
  • Photo processing chemicals
  • Pool chemicals

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