Spring Cleanup

2020 Collection Dates March 30 - April 10

Spring Cleanup 2020
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Spring Cleanup is an annual effort of the City of Manhattan and local refuse contractors to allow residents to clean up their properties with free haul away for most items.

Process for pickup:


The city will only pick up yard waste, tree limbs and branches if properly bagged and stacked as follows:
  • Place all yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) in yard waste paper bags, available at many local retailers. If you use plastic bags, we won't pick it up.
  • Create separate piles on the curb for yard waste and limbs and branches.
  • Stack branches in a loose pile; don't use rope or twine to tie them together. Do not mix scrap lumber and branches. Scrap lumber will be picked up by participating refuse contractors on your regular trash pickup day and location.
  • Have your items on the curb and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day. Crews will check each area only once.

What will the City of Manhattan pick up?


City crews will assist with curb side pickup of brush, limbs and properly (paper) bagged grass clippings or leaves during the week of March 30th- April 10th 2020.  

What won't the City of Manhattan accept?


No major household appliances, tires, batteries, concrete or rock rubble, construction or demolition debris, or household hazardous waste will be collected. Take all household hazardous waste, paint, thinners, lubricants, herbicides, insecticides, etc., to the Riley County Noxious Weed Department at 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd.
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