The Solid Waste Division of Public Works, funded entirely by user fees, is responsible for processing solid waste materials, which are then transferred to an out-of-county landfill, buried on site at the C & D landfill, or transferred to a recycling facility. A private contractor transfers the solid waste to a state permitted landfill on a daily basis.
Appliances are disposed of by a third party. Those with freon are separated and when the freon is properly evacuated, the appliances are transported for disposal. Vehicle batteries are separated and recycled. Brush / non-treated wood is separated and then burned in accordance with state regulations. Tires are separated and hauled to a monofill for recycling.
Duties & Responsibilities
Administrates the solid waste contract with private vendor
Provides assistance to Lake Region Resources Conservation and Development
Acts as county representative to KDHE
Provides personnel for the intake of transfer station and solid waste
All loads must be tarped or a $10 fee will be charged
Solid Waste: Signs Post Dumping Areas
Construction and demolition materials, brush and scrap metal
Will not accept hazardous waste material and/or dead animals
For a current fee schedule, click on solid waste / landfill tab at the left of this page