Spring Clean Up

Twice each year, the Chamber’s Beautification Council join a number of community partners in organizing a city-wide clean-up event. In addition to picking up trash along the road ways, parks and other community spaces, we also pick up large items like appliances and yard waste from local homes, engage in a wide range of recycling products and organize an army of community volunteers. Join us in keeping Atchison beautiful!

*Pick-Up and Drop-Off items subject to change every year.


A clean-up project like this takes an army of volunteers. Each year, hundreds of area residents pick up trash and debris, load large items from local residences and help with our many recycling efforts. We provide the gloves and a T-shirt, you just bring your work ethic. To volunteer and reserve your T-shirt, please contact Mary Jane Sowers.

Pick-Up Service

Call the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce at 913-367-2427 to schedule a pick-up. Items must be curbside or in the alley.

We will accept the following items:

  • Air Conditioners
  • Appliances (Freon must be removed. Must show documentation from licensed technician)
  • Batteries
  • Metal
  • Old trash cans
  • Yard Waste (bundled, 4ft max)
  • Wood

Drop Location

1100 Main Street Drop Location (site of old MGP flour mill)

  • Glass
  • Newspaper
  • Paint (Take directly to transfer station)
  • Plastic
  • Tires (limit 6 per load, unlimited after 10:30am)