What are the Recycling Center hours?

See Contact Us.

When does Hazardous Waste come to Howie's?

Riley County Hazardous Waste comes out on the 2nd Saturday of each month,8:00 am to Noon.

What recyclables do you accept?

Glass, cardboard, plastic number 1 and 2, steel cans, office paper, newspaper, magazines, and household batteries. We also buy all metals, including steel, aluminum cans, scrap, copper, brass, stainless steel, radiators, electric motors, batteries, lead, wheel weights, and catalytic converters. If you have something other than these materials, give us a call or see our Waste Disposal Guide.

For specific information about the sale of non-ferrous materials, please refer to our policies section, as new laws went into effect in July 2020, that govern our purchase of these materials.

Can I drop my trash off at Howie's?

No. Sign up for Howie's Trash Service online and we'll come to pick it up!.

Or you can take it to the Riley County Transfer Station, 1881 Henton Road, Manhattan, KS  66502, (785) 565-6290.

Do I have to sort my recycling?

Yes, we have convenient sorting bins for all your materials. Just follow the signage, and it won't take you long at all.

I'm not always able to come down to the Recycling Center. What does your curbside recycling service cost?

$10 per month. To order curbside recycling service: new customer or existing customer.

Do you take electronics (e-waste) and old TVs?

 Yes, we do. CRT TVs/monitors cannot be picked up on the curb. Please bring them to our Recycling Center for disposal. There is no charge for flat-screen TVs. The following charges apply for CRT TVs/monitors: less than 19" – $20.00; greater than 19" – $40.00. Please see our Electronic (E-waste) division for a complete list of materials that we accept or see our Waste Disposal Guide.

Do you pay for cardboard and glass?

We do not buy consumer glass or cardboard. For industrial quantities, please contact us for more information about the recycling of large quantities of these materials.

Is window pane glass recyclable?

Window glass is different from household glass and containers. Window glass is often coated or tinted. Also, depending on the application where it's used, it could be laminated or tempered glass. Consequently, the many different types of window glass cannot be combined in the recycling process. Because of these factors, window glass is considered to be construction debris, which we charge a $20.00 minimum or $55.00 per ton to dump in our construction debris scrapyard at the recycling center.

I missed my recycling pickup. Can I bring it down, and if so, do I have to sort it?  

Yes, you can bring it to the Recycling Center, but it must be sorted and placed in the appropriate bins.

Do you take propane bottles?

Yes, as long as the valves are taken off. We will purchase this as steel.

What time do you stop taking large loads of steel and construction debris in your scrap yard?

Our yard is open at 8:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday. Plan to arrive at Howie's in plenty of time to be able to dump and leave the facility by these closing times.

Are there any regulations about selling scrap materials in the State of Kansas?

For specific information about the sale of non-ferrous materials, please refer to our policies, as new laws went into effect in July 2020, that govern our purchase of these materials.