Deffenbaugh customers in Johnson County can now drop off yard waste for free

Starting Saturday, Deffenbaugh Industries will allow its residential customers in Johnson County to dispose of their yard waste free of charge for composting at the company’s landfill at Interstate 435 and Holliday Drive in Shawnee.

Leaves and grass clippings must be in paper bags. Stumps, logs larger than 12 inches in diameter or items more than four feet in length will not be accepted. Commercially generated materials will not be accepted.

People will be asked to provide proof they are Deffenbaugh residential customers. A billing statement or envelope is acceptable. Residents who are served under a municipal or homes association contract can provide their proof of address, a utility bill or mail from a governmental agency.

Deffenbaugh said customers also can take some compost home.

Details about the landfill are at