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Shawnee Community Services

SCS welcomes aluminum can donations. The proceeds are used to pay the gas bill.

RE-USE POLICY                                                                     PLEASE !!! be kind and do NOT leave your donated goods after our business hours.
  • SCS does NOT pay for or purchase any form of products to be recycled.

  • SCS no longer has a container for cardboard and plastic 

  • SCS does NOT accept glass containers. Ripple glass has purple containers located at many shopping centers around the metro.

  • SCS can NOT accept used paint. If you are a Johnson County Kansas resident you can call JoCo Wastewater for an appointment to drop off paint products.

  • SCS can NOT accept tires or oil or any type of hazardous materials or household chemicals.

  • SCS “recycles” by RE-USE many items that are in usable condition.  SCS can accept area rugs of all sizes however, SCS can NOT re- use wall-to-wall carpeting or the padding and it must be disposed of by the carpet installer or taken to the landfill.

  • SCS is NOT taking E-waste which includes televisions, scanners, copiers, printers.

Clothing and shoes are given away free; these items need to arrive at SCS in wearable condition. Clothing and shoes are recycled by RE-USE.

The current need is: clothing of all sizes; any size shoes, please no flip flops or sandals during winter months.  Additionally, baby wipes; toilet paper; laundry soap.  We can accept small appliances like coffeemakers & toasters also anything that can be used in the kitchen.

The following items are no longer accepted due to space limitations:

 Mattresses, Furniture - of any size, washers/dryers/refrigerators, exercise equipment  and all electronics. 

 Truckload quantities are no longer accepted due to space restrictions.

We are NOT able to accept any size desk or business office furnishings.

PLEASE !!! be kind and do NOT leave your donated goods after our business hours.


Shawnee Community Services has LIMITED volunteer opportunities available.  Click here for a full description.

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