The Deffenbaugh Landfill

The Deffenbaugh Landfill of Johnson County is located at Interstate 435 and Holliday Drive in Shawnee, Kansas. Situated on nearly 1,000 acres with a secure perimeter, the Deffenbaugh Landfill is the largest, safest, Subtitle D landfill in the region. Please click to view a conceptual cross-section drawing of the landfill.

More than 800 trucks enter and exit the Deffenbaugh Landfill every day, providing a vital service to the region. The landfill is open for commercial trucks 364 days per year, 24 hours a day.  Residential drop off hours, rates and details can be found on our Customer Convenience Center page.  This area offers a safe, convenient option for residents to bring their extra waste, appliances, and large items just inside the gates of the landfill.  The landfill includes a separate 27 acre facility for processing yard waste and food waste into compost.  Hazardous materials are not accepted at the landfill.

An on-site gas plant at the Deffenbaugh Landfill converts methane gas, a natural by-product, into energy used to heat and cool more than 5,000 area homes every day.

Please click to enjoy a video including a bird’s eye view of the Deffenbaugh Landfill.

Extension of Closure

Deffenbaugh Industries received a permit from the City of Shawnee in 2011 to extend the landfills use through 2043.  We are aggressively pursuing diversion programs to further the life expectancy of this is currently considering options to extend the life of the Deffenbaugh Landfill beyond the projected closure date.

In turn, the City of Shawnee has prepared some Frequently Asked Questions about the possible extension of the life of the landfill.

Questions and Feedback

The Deffenbaugh Landfill provides a vital service to residents throughout the Kansas City metro area. If you have questions or feedback about the landfill or the extension of closure process, please contact CustomerService [at] DeffenbaughInc [dot] com (Customer Service).