In November 2012, the City of Wichita enacted a Solid Waste Plan that requires local trash haulers to offer single stream, curbside recycling and a lower rate for a smaller cart size. The purpose of this page is to provide you with information you can use to assist with choosing a trash hauler. We have provided an online survey for residents to enter the rate they pay for trash service (and recycling, if applicable) and to view the rates that others have reported paying.
If you would like to provide your QUARTERLY trash hauling rate for inclusion in our database, please visit our Quarterly Trash Hauling Rate Survey and enter the amount you pay for 3 months of service. If your rate changes, please return to the survey and re-enter your new rate information.
Visit the Rate Comparison tab to see the database showing rates other residents have reported.
- Click on any of the column headings to sort entries in ascending or descending order.
- Hover your mouse over a column heading and click on the arrow that appears to filter the results for a particular hauler or zip code. Please note that dollar amounts greater than $100 will appear on this list above dollar amounts that are below $99.
Note: All rates have been entered by other citizens. The City of Wichita is not able to check data submitted by citizens for truthfulness or accuracy. The rates shown may not reflect a company’s published rate for service. The service fees charged by haulers are not regulated by the City and are subject to change at the haulers’ discretion. Some neighborhood associations have negotiated with individual haulers for a rate that is lower than average.
In 2010, the City of Wichita worked with citizens and the hauler community to develop a solid waste and recycling plan that addressed community concerns. In the Fall of 2010, City Council members were presented with a proposal that would create a Solid Waste Hauler Cooperative. The 2010 proposal addressed community concerns:
- Limited recycling and overabundance of waste dumped into local disposal sites
- Increased traffic of waste hauling trucks on residential streets
Many citizens expressed concerns with the proposed Cooperative, especially in regard to the price for service and freedom of choice to select a trash service. To address these issues, the plan was revised in 2011 with a goal of increasing recycling in the community and decreasing the waste stream while keeping the free market open for solid waste collection. In the first year of the plan’s implementation, the number of Wichitans choosing to recycle through their solid waste hauler increased by over 17%.