About Wellsville, KS
Established in 1884, Wellsville, Kansas is a community located in the heartland of the nation. Less than an hour from Kansas City, it offers both a simple small town environment and close proximity to the city. With a focus on Midwest values and small town charm, Wellsville offers you everything you need to raise a family or start a business. Learn more.
April 12th thru April 15th
This annual event is held in conjunction with Franklin County’s free “Communities” landfill weekend (free roll-off dumping is scheduled for April 12th thru April 15th) and is scheduled for Saturday, April 15th. Beginning Wednesday, April 12th, the City will have large roll off dumpsters available at the public works department parking lot located at 730 S. Main Street to accommodate your trash and salvage items.
Household hazardous waste, such as paint, batteries, chemicals, etc. are collected daily at no charge at the Franklin county Noxious Weed Dept. 2017 S. Elm Street, Ottawa, KS. 785-229-3170 Monday thru Friday 7:00-3:00. The transfer station will be open to the public on Friday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NO PLASTIC BAGS FOR RECYCLABLES
Please do NOT use plastic bags when putting your recyclables in the container.
WHERE TO TAKE YARD WASTE
There is a dumpster at the City lot for branches and yard waste only.
2023 DOG TAGS DUE
Copy of current rabies vaccination is needed.
Unsexed dogs – $2.00
Sexed dogs – $5.00
UTV TAG RENEWAL IS DUE OCT 1ST AT CITY HALL
UTV Equipment Checklist
(please refer to Ordinance 913 for further operating guidelines)
NOTICE: NO PLASTIC BAGS WITH RECYCLABLES
Attn: Ottawa Sanitation has informed us that recycling CANNOT be in Wal-Mart bags or trash bags per the recycling company due to the fact that their machine cannot process them. We were informed the recycling company may stop our recycling service if this keeps happening. This includes the recycling bin at the Public Works Department. Please dump all recycling from the bags into the container and keep the bags. DO NOT put the bags in the container. Thank you for your help with this matter!
NOTICE: DO NOT FLUSH WIPES
You may have seen all the ads on TV lately for “flush able” wipes. Well, it turns out that isn’t exactly the right word to use. That’s because, like a lot of other items would, they’ll flush but they don’t ever dissolve. The Public Works Department says these wipes don’t break down in water, so their treatment plant has to use equipment to pull plastic, wipes (even flush able) rubber gloves, rags, or paper towels out because our sewer system is not designed to handle these items, sometimes their equipment gets clogged or broken by all the wipes and other trash.
Please make sure to set your trash out by 6:00 A.M. on your trash day’s to ensure pickup.
NOTICE: CITY NO LONGER ACCEPTING LEAVES, BRUSH AND YARD DEBRIS
As of December 12th, 2019 the City will no longer be accepting leaves, brush, and yard debris at the City lot. We have had numerous complaints regarding smoke and blowing ash from residents who live nearby that location. That along with the illegal dumping in the brush pile has moved council to ban dumping altogether.
The City is working on an ordinance to allow residents to burn leaves with a permit in their ditches certain times of the year. The Ordinance will be posted when it has passed at a later date.
Wed 5-7p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m.
Will run thru September!