The Leavenworth County Transfer Station already has seen a lot of activity during the annual countywide Clean-Up program.
And county residents still have another week to take advantage of the free disposal services being offered at the Transfer Station.

The Leavenworth County Transfer Station already has seen a lot of activity during the annual countywide Clean-Up program.

And county residents still have another week to take advantage of the free disposal services being offered at the Transfer Station.

The countywide Clean-Up began April 14, and it will continue through April 28. During the Clean-Up program, Leavenworth County residents can drop off standard waste and other items to be disposed of free of charge. One free load is allowed per household. Residents will be asked to show driver's licenses.

“It's been going really well,” said Tammy Saldivar, Leavenworth County solid waste manager.

She said 154 people took advantage of the Clean-Up program during the first day. As of Friday morning, a total of 326 people had participated.

The Transfer Station, which is located at 24967 136th St. in Lansing, accepts standard waste, household hazardous waste, yard waste, tree and brush clippings, old computers and electronics, old appliances and other metal items, residential recycling materials, and construction and demolition waste.

Burn barrel residue also will be accepted. The residue should be placed in plastic bags and watered down. The contents then should be placed in cardboard boxes.

Residential tire disposal also is being offered during the Clean-Up. A maximum of five passenger tires will be accepted.

All truck beds and trailers must be covered with tarps. Residents with uncovered truck beds or trailers may be charged a fee.

Saldivar said Leavenworth County residents have been bringing in a lot of construction and demolition waste during the Clean-Up. As of Friday morning, 89,480 pounds of construction and demolition waste had been dropped off at the Transfer Station.

Saldivar said county residents had dropped off 38,080 pounds of standard waste and 3,240 pounds of brush clippings.

The Transfer Station is open from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

For more information about the countywide clean-up, call the Transfer Station at 913-727-2858.

Volunteers are being sought for an Earth Day Clean Up event in Basehor. The event, which will take place April 28, is being sponsored by the Basehor chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Basehor PRIDE, according to a flier posted on the Basehor PRIDE Facebook page.

For more information, contact Tammy Potts at tpotts@usd458.org

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