Trash, Recycling, Composting (Yard Waste) & Heavy Item Pick-up Guidelines

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GFL Disposal Guidelines

Residential trash service for the City of Westwood is provided by GFL Environmental. 

The annual cost of this service is collected as an assessment on the property tax bill.

GFL Website

Phone:  (816) 380-5595

Email: kccustomercare [at]


Collection Day

The pick-up day for Westwood is Wednesday of every week.

Proper positioning of the carts and waste items is important to ensure that your trash and recyclables will be picked up.  Please take note of these best practices:

  • Have your carts at the curb by 7:00 am on Wednesday. 
  • Ensure the arrows on the carts are pointing to the street, with the lid hinge toward your house.
  • Place carts within 3-feet of the curb. Please do not place carts in the street or block sidewalks.
  • Leave 3-feet of space between the cart and other objects such as utility poles, fire hydrants, trees, mailboxes, and parked cars.
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Solid Waste (Trash) Disposal Guidelines

A 65-gallon cart is provided to each residence in Westwood for trash service.  Each residence is limited to 96 gallons of free trash pick up each week.

Trash that does not fit into the 65-gallon cart should be placed in trash bags no larger than 30-gallons in size.  GFL will collect one additional 30-gallon bag of solid waste that is not able to be placed in the 65-gallon cart at no additional cost each week.

Additional bags of trash beyond the 96-gallon limit will require the purchase of a Bag Tag. These tags may be purchased at Westwood City Hall or at Hen House in Fairway.


Recycling Guidelines

Use the WCA recycle cart with a Blue lid for recycling services.

There is no limit on the amount of recycling that can be collected per residence per week. Additional materials for recycling that do not fit into the container may be placed in a paper bag or other contain marked "Recycling", and placed adjacent to the container provided.  No glass jars or glass bottles will be collected.

Recycling Information Sheet

Bulk Item Collection

Bulk items will be collected by GFL on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Each Westwood household is allowed up to 2-items per month. You may contact GFL about picking up bulk items before a bulk item service day by calling 816.380.5595 or by emailing them at kccustomercare [at]; however, prior scheduling is not required. Click Here to contact WCA about picking up bulk items before a bulk item service day.

Bulk items include items such as furniture, beds, chairs, mattresses, box springs and tubs. This does not include White Goods.

Amnesty Days

The Wednesday after Memorial Day and the Wednesday after Christmas - Westwood residents will be able to exceed the normal 96-gallon limit of solid waste pick-up without having to purchase extra bag tags. Please note that Amnesty Days do not apply to Bulk Items pick-up.

White Goods Collection

GFL will collect White Goods items by appointment only, for an additional charge to be billed by WCA separately to the residence. White Goods are appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers and water heaters. To make an appointment, contact GFL at (816) 380-5595 or kccustomercare [at]

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

Yard waste pick-up service is provided year round in Westwood.

There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be collected per residence per week.  Yard waste shall be placed in paper bags or rigid containers designated for yard waste, or appropriately bundled not exceeding 4-feet in length or 18-inches in diameter and tied with biodegradable twine. No bag or bundle shall exceed 60 pounds.

If GFL misses the pick-up of yard-waste items on an entire street or block of homes in Westwood on a scheduled Wednesday, please leave the missed items at the curb to the following day. GFL will follow-up on picking up missed items on Thursday or later in the week.

Household Hazardous Waste

GFL will not pick up household hazardous waste items.  To dispose of car batteries, disinfectants, herbicides, kerosene, pool chemicals, motor oil and other environmentally harmful household materials, call the Johnson County Hazardous Materials Collection Facility to schedule an appointment at (913) 715-6907. The facility does not accept drop-offs.