Solid Waste

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.

Bulk Items

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 the 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
  • Transfer Station
    • Household trash
  • Solid Waste: Signs Post Dumping Areas
    • Used tires additional fees
    • Will not accept hazardous waste material and/or dead animals
    • Freon Appliances additional fees  
For a current fee schedule, click on solid waste/landfill tab at the left of this page