The City of Kiowa sanitation department provides once-a-week garbage collection three days a week to the people of Kiowa, Hazelton and the surrounding area. Other sanitation services include bulk item pickup and dumpster rental service. The City also offers two weeks free rental on dumpsters. The sanitation department also provides bi-annual bulk item pick-up day which are typically held in April and October.
The Sanitation Department operates a recycle center open to people residing in Kiowa and the surrounding area. Folks within a 25 mile radius come to the recycle center twice a month to drop off recyclable material. Volunteer groups like the Future Farmers of America (FFA), 4-H, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Girl Scouts to name a few, assist with sorting the various materials before they are transported by City employees to a recycle facility in neighboring Harper County. Kiowa has maintained its commitment to reducing landfill waste for nearly 15 years.