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Day: June 4, 2021

City Wide Garage Sale Weekend 2021

City Wide Garage Sale has been set for June 12th and 13th, 2021! Sponsored by Osawatomie PIE, this community event helps raise money for local schools. Read on for complete information!

Please complete the form linked at the bottom and mail or deliver with payment to

Partners In Education
c/o Rachael Giles
404 12th Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064.

To be included in the sale listings for June 11th, registration forms must be received by Wednesday, June 9th. Checks should be made out to “Partners In Education.” The information provided (except phone number) will be attached to the 2021 flier, which includes listings by street address and basic map. Please list the address where the sale is located. Be sure to include special directions to your sale if you live outside the Osawatomie city limits.

You may pick up a flag at the City Auditorium on Friday, June 11, between 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm to place in your yard during your garage sale. Flags will identify you as a participant in the citywide sales.

This year’s sale is sponsored by Partners In Education, the local nonprofit parent-teacher organization. By participating, you are helping to support Osawatomie schools. Local youth groups also help run the sale and earn a percentage of the event’s proceeds.


Those who have registered their sales may donate leftover sale items between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12th by bringing them to the City Auditorium.

(Sorry, but we no longer accept any sale-day leftovers from those who have not paid to register. If you would like to contribute items ahead of time, please see the donation guidelines on the front and the list of items not accepted.)


Broken/non working household items, furniture, unusable clothing, tires, construction waste, paint, chemicals, batteries, weapons, large appliances


All leftover items must be dropped off by 4 p.m. so volunteers can get everything sorted and put out for the Sunday sale. Items dropped off after the deadline may be refused, or the person dropping off late items may be asked to stay and put them out.


Please note that due to the number of people involved in making this weekend a success, there is no way to provide a rain date for garage sale participants.

Tire Pickup Day 2021

Waste Management’s community cleanup days continues on June 24th with the annual tire pickup! Each resident is allowed to set out a maximum of six (6) car or truck tires on the curb for pickup. Tractor tires are not permitted, and all tires must be taken off the rims. Waste Management asks that you keep tires separate from the rest of your household trash.

Tires need to be CURBSIDE by 6:00am!

Click Here for the 2021 service calendar.

Summer Safety Tips #3

It’s Building Safety Month and today’s tips are about DISASTER SAFETY! It’s never fun to think about, but natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye; out-of-control grass fires, tornadoes, flooding, and earthquakes are just a few of the natural disasters that could strike our area, and it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Visit Building Safety Month to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe in the face of a natural disaster.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May (we’re stretching ours into the summer season, too!) to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.