Volume 41 - Issue 8 - February 24, 2022
State of Kansas
Department of Health and Environment
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has reviewed an application from the City of Lawrence, Kansas, to add source-separated organic waste composting to their existing yard waste composting facility. Approved source-separated items requested for composting are food waste and small amounts of food-soiled cardboard. No new composting area will be added to the existing compost pad; however, the east end of the pad will be reserved for food waste composting. The facility is presently involved in a small-scale food waste composting trial period involving several local organizations. In the future, additional source-separated materials may be composted if specifically approved by KDHE.
The composting facility is located at 1420 E. 11th St., Lawrence, Kansas, in the S ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 32, Township 12S, Range 20E, in Douglas County, Kansas. Traffic control at the facility is provided by the Solid Waste Division’s on-site operator and by a locked access gate. All vehicles entering the facility access through the south gate, drive to the unloading area, dump materials, and exit through the same gate. Access will be controlled to prevent illegal dumping at the compost site. Public access will be restricted. Compost will be sold or given to farmers, businesses, homeowners, and community gardens.
KDHE has reviewed the application from the City of Lawrence, Kansas to widen the scope of their existing permit number 0855, through the Bureau of Waste Management, and has found the application to be in conformance with state solid waste statutes and regulations. KDHE is providing public notice of its intent to add source-separated composting to the existing composting permit of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, at the existing yard waste composting facility described herein. A copy of the administrative record, which includes the draft permit page and all information regarding this permit action, is available for public review until March 25, 2022, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at the following location:
City of Lawrence, Kansas
City Clerk’s Office
City Hall, 3rd Floor
6 E. 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Contact: Sherri Riedemann
Additionally, the application form with primary permit information is available for public viewing on the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management website at https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/676/Solid-Waste-Public-Notices.
Anyone wishing to comment on the draft permit information should submit written statements postmarked no later than March 25, 2022, to Emery Wiens, at the following address:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Waste Management
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320
Topeka, KS 66612
After consideration of all comments received, the director of the Division of Environment of KDHE will make a final decision on whether to issue the permit. Notice of the decision will be given to anyone who submitted written comments during the comment period and to those who requested notice of the final permit decision.
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