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Environmental Records Request

All environmental records requests, including those for Phase I ESA's, should be directed to the Lee's Summit Fire Department via their Contact Us page.

Environmental Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Closing of the Recycling Centers

What are the environmental services and outreach programs?
Environmental services include Household Hazardous Waste, yard waste, and recycling of mattresses, electronics, carpet, white goods (appliances), shingles and more, plus the two drop-off recycling centers.  Outreach programs include RecycleFest (including the free shredding events), Stream Team, Outdoor Classroom,  semi-annual electronics recycling events, tours & presentations, etc.

Why are the recycling centers closing? 
Revenue from trash disposal fees at the landfill has provided the City with a funding source for environmental services and outreach programs, including the two drop-off recycling centers. Under the recently approved contract with Summit Waste Systems*/Heartland Environmental Services (HES), the City will no longer operate the landfill and therefore will no longer receive revenue from trash disposal fees. Without that funding, most of the environmental services and outreach programs, including the drop-off recycling centers, will need to close. 

*Summit Waste Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of HES, and is the entity named in the contract with the City.

Final Day to Take Items to City’s Drop-Off Recycling Centers is Feb. 6

During its Jan. 14 meeting, the Lee’s Summit City Council approved a contract with Heartland Environmental Services (HES), LLC, to take over landfill operations at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (RRP) on March 1, 2016. The City will continue landfill operations until that date; however, the City’s two drop-off recycling centers will close and the final day to take items to those facilities is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Lee’s Summit City Council Approves Contract with Heartland Environmental Services for Privatization of Solid Waste Services

During its Jan. 14 meeting, the Lee’s Summit City Council approved a contract with Heartland Environmental Services (HES), LLC, to privatize the City’s trash disposal services at the landfill, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, and yard waste/composting program. HES is a Colorado-based company specializing in solid waste services management and operations.

City Council to Consider a Contract with Heartland Environmental Services for Privatization of Solid Waste Services

The Lee’s Summit City Council will consider a contract with Heartland Environmental Services, LLC (HES), a Colorado-based company specializing in solid waste services management and operations, during its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 14, in City Hall’s Council Chambers. If approved, the contract would privatize the City’s trash disposal services at the landfill, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, and yard waste/composting program. Click here to view the proposed contract.

The City's Solid Waste Superintendent Receives National APWA Award


During the International Public Works Congress & Exposition awards ceremony on Aug. 31, in Phoenix, Az., City of Lee’s Summit Solid Waste Superintendent Chris Bussen was presented with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Professional Manager of the Year – Solid Waste award.
 

City Council WILL NOT Hear Presentation Regarding Flow Control on Sept. 3

UPDATE:  The discussion of this subject matter may now take place at an October or November meeting of the City Council, as opposed to the E&NR Committee as originally stated.

The Lee’s Summit City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, will not include a presentation on the future of solid waste services or flow control as previously thought. The discussion of this subject matter may now take place at the October or November meeting of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee. The City will inform the public of the E&NR meeting date and time as soon as possible through social media and the City’s website, www.cityofls.net.

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