Despite the temporary shuttering of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recycling services are continuing in Great Bend and Barton County.
• For most household recycling items, like cardboard, glass, plastics and metal cans, the Sunflower Diversified services recycling trailer is available in the parking lot at 18th and Williams in Great Bend. It does get a lot of traffic and has to be hauled away and emptied several times daily, so Sunflower personnel ask folks to be patient.
Sunflower’s Recycling Center at 5523 10th Street in Great Bend, however, is closed.
• Rosewood Services is still accepting electronic waste (e-waste), such as televisions, computers and other such devices at 2200 Main. The maintenance building is closed, but there is a 24-hour drop station located outside.
• The Barton County Landfill continues to operate, and is accepting e-waste and household hazardous waste (paints, cleaners, solvents, etc.). The county has temporarily suspended its Saturday open household hazardous waste collection events (the first was set for this weekend), so those wanting to drop off those items need to call for an appointment.
It is located at 350 NE 30 Rd. and one can call 620-793-1898.