Unacceptable Construction & Demolition Wastes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) considers the following materials unacceptable for disposal in a construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal area:

  • Appliances from which ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbons have not been removed in accordance with the provisions of the federal clean air act
  • Bagged or bulk quantities of leaves and/or grass clippings
  • Electrical equipment containing regulated hazardous materials
  • Garbage
  • Mud trap wastes from businesses other than commercial car washes
  • Packaging wastes that are generated at retail establishments selling construction materials, chemical containers generated from any source, or packaging generated during maintenance of existing structures
  • Processed tires (i.e. cut or baled)
  • Processed wood which is considered to present a significant risk of adverse impacts to groundwater quality, including wood disposed from industrial manufacturing processes where wood is treated with creosote, oil borne preservatives, or water borne preservatives
  • Tires, drums, and containers even if such wastes resulted from C&D activities
  • Trash bags unless demonstrated to contain only acceptable C&D wastes
  • Waste material containing friable asbestos

Notifying Officials of Improper Waste

If regulated hazardous, regulated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), or medical waste is observed, notify the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management at 785-296-1600 within one working day.

If unacceptable wastes are observed and cannot be disposed in a permitted location at the Coffey County Landfill, the driver will be directed to call the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management at 785-296-1600