MARCH 14, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATCHISON COUNTY HOSTS 2023 CLEAN UP
Atchison County, Kans.—Atchison County hosts its first county-wide clean-up from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. Additional partners in the clean-up include the City of Atchison and Blish-Mize Co.
Staci Waggle, Atchison County solid waste manager, said she is excited to participate in this event “to offer extended services and hours to our citizens to help clean up Atchison County”. Extended hours and services include being open on Friday at the Effingham site; a tire trailer in Atchison, and a special Sunday afternoon trash drop-off in Atchison, she said.
The Effingham site, located at 9803 US Hwy 159, Effingham, is open an extended day from 8 am to 4 pm on Friday, April 21. Trash, metal, recyclables, household hazardous waste, as well as tires (processed with no rims) are accepted at the Effingham site.
Atchison County is also accepting tires (with or without rims) at an additional location at the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 200 S 10th Street, Atchison, beginning Friday, April 21.
In addition to the standard acceptance of recyclables and glass, trash is also accepted at the Atchison County Recycle Site, located at 2505 US Hwy 73, Atchison, specifically from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, April 23. (No bulky items or furniture, please.)
The Atchison Site, 8575 Neosho Road, Atchison, accepts trash; metal; recyclables; brush and yard waste; construction debris; glass; furniture, and household hazardous waste from 8 am to 4 pm daily, Monday-Saturday.
Please see the attached flyer for details. The public is encouraged to post pictures to social media and include the hashtag #ATCOCLEANUP.
Casey Quinn, Atchison County Commission chairperson, said she is happy to partner with others in Atchison County and hopes this will become an annual event moving forward.