Resident's Guide

Baldwin City has municipal-owned Electric, Water, and Sewer. These services, as well as trash, come bundled together into one monthly bill, due the 25th of each month.

Pay your bill online here, download a printable resident's guide here, or report an outage over here.

Late Fees and Disconnect

Unpaid accounts are assessed a 10% late fee on the 26th of each month. Services will be discontinued if not paid by 5pm on the 5th day of the following month. To restart a discontinued account, the past due amount plus applicable reconnect fees of $70 for electricity and/or $50 for water must be paid.

Trash & Recycling 1-800-494-3227

Trash is contracted through Ottawa Sanitation Service. Trash day for properties north of High Street is on Monday; south of High Street is picked up Wednesday.

Curbside recycling is offered through Ottawa Sanitation with sign up at City Hall. Cost is $4.50 added to the monthly utility bill. Ottawa Sanitation will provide an 18 gallon bin.

Recycling is always picked up on Wednesday, no matter what your trash day is.

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To establish service for water, electric, sewer, and trash:

  • Fill out a utility card at City Hall
  • Provide a current driver's license
  • Pay a connection fee of $40
  • Pay applicable deposits: $100 for electric, $50 for water. Deposits, plus any interest earned, are applied to the final bill. If you are due a refund, it will be mailed to the forwarding address you provide.

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  • Usually mailed out by the 10th.
  • Due by the 25th of each month at 5pm.
  • Make payments online here.
  • Ask about auto payment options at City Hall.

Mail your payment: PO Box 86, Baldwin City, KS 66006; bring in during business hours; or put your payment in the drop box located south of the City Hall door on 8th Street.


Sign up for recycling!

Cost: $4.50/month added to your utility bill.

Day: Wednesday, no matter what day your trash is picked up.

How: Call City Hall at 785-594-6427 or sign up here.


Download your own Resident's Guide and have all the information at your fingertips.