The City of Osawatomie provides utility services to residents:
- Water Treatment and Distribution
- Electric Production and Distribution
- Wastewater Collections and Treatment
Solid waste and recycling services are provided to residents through an annual contract with a third-party contractor.
City of Osawatomie Utility Services, with the exception of solid waste, are billed monthly. Payment can be made in a variety of ways and our friendly Utility Clerks are always ready to help answer questions you might have about your utility service or billing account. Located at 509 5th St. on the west side of City Hall, the Utilities Office (under the direction of the City Clerk) handles all City of Osawatomie billing and fee collection. Our Utility Office staff is also responsible for the City’s rental facilities, municipal court fine payments, pet licensing, and other City fees.
A drop box for utility bill payments can be found in the alley south of City Hall, on the western end of the block. Traffic should enter from the east. The drop box is under 24hr video surveillance, but we ask that cash not be left in the box for safety reasons.
Online bill pay is also available, as well as payment-by-phone. In 2021, the Utilities Department unveiled a new self-service payment kiosk that is available 24 hours a day right outside the Utility Office. Payments by cash or check are fee FREE, and payments by credit card have a small third-party processing fee attached.
The City of Osawatomie participates in the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), which is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. Visit their website to learn more, or apply for assistance.
Solid Waste and Recycling
The City of Osawatomie has contracted solid waste removal and recycling services for residents. Our current contract is with Waste Management. Residential trash billing is collected annually on the property tax bill, mailed in November of the preceding year. All built residential lots in the City are provided a 95-gallon cart from Waste Management for solid waste pickup. Recycling containers are available from Waste Management, or residents are welcome to use personal containers clearly labeled as “RECYCLING.” There is no limit on the amount of recycling residents are allowed to set out, but trash and other solid waste is limited to the provided 95-gallon cart unless otherwise stickered (overage stickers for additional bags are available through our Utilities Dept.). For larger families or residences, an additional 95-gallon cart can be rented from Waste Management directly.