Help Keep Your Community Safe

Can you imagine a garbage-filled bonfire on your front lawn?


No s’mores and campfire songs here! Garbage and recycling trucks catch fire – and far too often! In this year alone, Waste Management has battled more than 150 truck fires company-wide.  And you may be surprised to find out the main culprit: Residents and business employees unwittingly putting highly flammable items in their trash cans.

If you put anything flammable like batteries, paint thinners, gasoline, pool chemicals, lighter fluid, or other hazardous material in your trash, you are putting yourself, your community and our drivers at serious risk.

Many people think, it’s just one little battery, what could it harm?”

Imagine everyone on your street tossed in a few batteries with the weekly trash, the neighbors behind you put in several cans of old paint and paint thinner and four blocks away a person added pool cleaner and gasoline to the mix. With our compaction system to crush trash as we move through the day, those batteries have punctured and the containers those flammable liquids were in have smashed – and all those dangerous materials are now mingling together. Whoosh, the truck goes up in flames!

No one wants to put lives or property at risk.  Let’s keep our community safe by keeping our containers free of all hazardous materials.

As a reminder, these items are NOT allowed in your waste containers:

  • Appliances
  • Aerosol cans
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries (Auto or Small Device)
  • Chemical Products (e.g., cleaners, pool chemicals)
  • Construction Debris
  • Electronics (e.g., TV, computers, radios)
  • Flammables (e.g., gasoline, lighter fluid, propane)
  • Fluorescent Lights/Tubes
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Herbicides/Pesticides
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Medical Waste
  • Needles(e.g., syringes)
  • Paint and Thinners
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Tires
  • Any Types of Oil Including Oil Rags

The Bucking Fun 5K Run/Walk

The run/walk is fun for the whole family in historical Burlingame, Kansas.  It will be a shotgun style start and is not competitive but time will be kept at the finish line for bragging rights amongst your friends. The first three across the finish line will receive placing medals to recognize their efforts. Registration is $25.00 and includes a commemorative T-shirt. A T-shirt is guaranteed if registered by May 1st, 2018.

All proceeds benefit Burlingame Chamber of Commerce

Date: May 19th, 2018

Shotgun start: 10:00 am, Check In begins at 9:00am

Where: Burlingame, KS and Start and finish location will be near vendors on main street

Registration: Event Brite

Bucking Fun Run Flyer

Rodeo Days Vendor Reservations

Dear Vendors,

The Burlingame Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking reservations for the annual Rodeo Days celebration on Saturday, May 19, 2018. We are pulling out all the stops to bring in a large crowd to help us celebrate on our historic wide brick street. The day will feature many free activities for families including pony rides, a sanctioned peddle pull, chainsaw sculpter, live bands on stage playing Country and Bluegrass, a Car show, a Tractor show, and much more.

Vendor hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM but once you are setup you may start selling. We require you to stay setup until 4:00 pm. (We are not responsible for theft, damage, etc). The parade will be at 3:00 PM this year so you can expect a large crowd in the late afternoon. To save your spaces please return your payment along with the completed entry form to the address below. Spaces will be first paid-first reserved. No space will be saved without payment. NO-SHOWS DAY OF FESTIVAL WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE MAILING LIST AND DEPOSIT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED! The cost is $25.00 for each 10’X 10’ space, PLUS $5 if you need an electric outlet. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and declaring Kansas State sales tax in their own way.

The DEADLINE for registration is May 7, 2018 or when full. Return your registration by March 4, 2018 and we will advertise you on our flyers. Registrations after that date will be included as updates on our Facebook page. Please note that ELECTRICAL HOOKUPS ARE LIMITED. Rain contingency plans will be available.
If you find you cannot attend we ask that you not re-sell your space. PLEASE CALL IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND. Please call if you have questions.

WE have 80 plus Booth spaces located outside in the center of the 100 block of W. Santa Fe Ave. “Free standing only” canopy covers are allowed as the location is on a brick street. Booth assignments will be given out starting at 7:00 a.m. “Please not Before.” ALL CHECK-IN will be at the Chamber of Commerce booth located next to the stage by Trail Songs Music at 125 W. Santa Fe. Booths must be in place by 9:45 a.m. You must provide your own tables, chairs, and extension cords (PLEASE MAKE SURE EXTENSION CORDS ARE LONG AND HEAVY ENOUGH FOR THE JOB). Booths are configured in pods of four and each booth will be open on two adjacent sides if needed. If you register for two booths, it would give you a 20 foot front and two 10 foot sides. We suggest tables be draped or covered and please move your vehicles to a side street after set up, no parking allowed in the vender area. THANK YOU!


Burlingame Chamber of Commerce
Patty Atchison

Burlingame Rodeo Days 2018 Vendor Form

Dry Conditions

With dry conditions and little chance of measureable moisture in the near future we remind everyone to use extreme caution when conducting any type of outside burning. Please insure that you have sufficient manpower, water, and equipment to control the fire, this is your responsibility. You must monitor your fire until it is completely extinguished. We have had numerous out of control grass fires, burning without a permit and burning on “NO BURN DAYS”.
Anyone burning in Osage County is required to have a burn permit in all unincorporated areas (outside city limits–check with your city for regulations on burning). You may obtain a burn permit at the following locations:

  • City offices at Carbondale, Scranton, Osage City, Overbrook, Melvern, and Burlingame, Quenemo
  • Fire Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Osage County Clerks, Land Development, Sheriff’s, Extension, Emergency Management, and USDA Service Center Office in Lyndon.

Burn permits are valid for four (4) years from the time of issue. You must contact the Osage County Sheriff Dispatch Center at 785 828 3121 before starting a burn and after your fire is completely extinguished.

More information and electronic burn permit applications can be found on the Osage County Web Site under the Emergency Management tab at or by contacting Osage County Emergency Management at 785 828 3323 or

Emergency Management Osage County

131 W. 14TH ST. P.O. Box 423
LYNDON, KANSAS 66451-0423
February 13, 2018