MISSION STATEMENT
We will continue to dispose of solid waste in the most economical and the most environmentally sound way that the current regulations and resources allow us to do for the people of Harvey County. We are looking at converting our waste to energy. We will continue to divert solid waste from the waste stream.

GOALS
Harvey County has initiated a commercial recycling pilot project to determine the feasibility of working with regular trash pickup. Additionally, the County would like to implement a business food waste pilot project to divert more out to the waste stream.

TRANSFER STATION
Provides a place for commercial and residential trash to be taken, screened, recycled, and then transported to Reno County.

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
Provides an area for debris to be taken, ground up, recycled, and/or buried.

COMPOST AREA
Provides an area where grass and leaves may be taken and turned in to useable soil for county use only.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE and SMALL QUANTITY GENERATOR HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
Provides an alternative disposal for hazardous materials that would otherwise be put in our solid waste stream.

Concrete and shingles are periodically ground up and used for new street construction and washout areas among other things. The compost is used for cover on the County‚Äôs construction and demolition site. The County also composts food waste from businesses such as Wal-Mart and is trying to recruit other businesses.

Harvey County has implemented mandatory recycling for all of Harvey County except commercial enterprises at this time. Hopefully they will be included in the future. The following is a list of all recyclables currently banned from disposal at the transfer station. Our staff pulls out tons of various metals, wood, and electronics from the waste stream. The electronics, i.e. computers, phones, printers, fax machines, TVs, stereos, boom boxes, and anything else that has a circuit board inside it, are placed in Gaylord boxes and hauled to Leavenworth State Pen where they are checked out, disassembled and parts reused, if possible. Harvey County is beginning a free cycle program. Good items are retrieved and placed in a trailer. On the third Saturday of each month the public is allowed to select items for their own use.

WHAT TO RECYCLE

GLASS 
  • Only bottles and jars
  • All colors are accepted
  • For the safety of everyone, no broken glass please
  • The removal of the labels is not necessary
  • Rinse all food residue from the containers.
PLASTIC
  • #1 and #2 plastics only
  • Only bottles and jugs please
  • Flatten plastics to keep them from blowing away and to conserve space
  • Food containers should be rinsed to rid them of food residue
  • The removal of the labels is not necessary
ALUMINUM & STEEL
  • Food and beverage containers only
  • Rinse so that no food residue remains
  • The removal of the labels is not necessary
  • Flatten cans or pinch the end together so that the lid stays inside the cans
  • Only clean aluminum foil and foil food and pie tins are acceptable
  • No aerosol cans or foil with food residue
NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, CATALOGS, AND PHONE BOOKS
  • Include all inserts
  • Please include only if they are clean and dry
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
  • Only clean and dry may be included
  • Flatten boxes
  • Don't include pizza boxes or waxy boxes of any kind
  • Tape and staples are acceptable
PASTEBOARD/CHIPBOARD MAY INCLUDE
  • Shoe boxes
  • Gift boxes
  • Cereal boxes and beverage cartons
  • Cardboard and pasteboard tubes
  • Cake and frosting boxes
  • Prepackaged food boxes (i. e. Hamburger Helper, instant rice, oatmeal boxes)
MIXED PAPER PLEASE INCLUDE
  • Office and computer paper
  • Slick ads and brochures
  • Envelopes (with or without windows)
  • Junk mail of any kind
  • Paper bags
  • Greeting cards
  • Gift wrap
  • Shredded documents (may be bagged)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Books (hard or paperback)
  • File folders and cardstock
  • Note pads, spiral notebooks
  • Please DO NOT include wax or wax coated paper or containers, napkins, tissues, coffee filters, plates, cups or candy wrappers

Protect your identity!

Documents containing information that can be used to identify you are not required.
You may tear off the portion with your name and/or address and recycle the rest.
Good for you, the earth, our country, and our economy!

All of us here at the Transfer Station thank you for doing your part in reducing the amount of trash you produce by recycling.
 



 


Landfills have evolved from just digging a hole and burying anything and everything in it, to being lined with an impermeable membrane and many regulations about what is permissible to put in it.

The Household and Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Program is located at the Harvey County Solid Waste Transfer Station at 3205 SW 24th Street across from the Landfill. If you are a commercial small quantity generator of hazardous waste, you may wish to inquire about this program. These items can be disposed of during normal hours of operation of the Transfer Station, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Telephone number is 283-5439. There is no charge for household hazardous waste. There is a fee for commercial small quantity generator hazardous waste. The hazardous wastes include: paints, pesticides, cleaners, chemicals, mothballs, motor oil, anti-freeze, etc. These must be in their original containers or clearly marked.  There is a 10 gallon per day limit on Household Hazardous Waste.