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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

Open House for Proposed Lee’s Summit Transfer Station is June 22

The City of Lee’s Summit will host an open house for the proposed transfer station from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St., in the Howard Conference Room on the second floor.

The purpose of the open house is to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the proposed transfer station and ask questions prior to the start of the development process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about a Transfer Station at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (landfill) (updated as of June 10, 2016)

  • What is a transfer station?
  • Why is the City proposing a transfer station at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (landfill)?
  • When can I learn more about the proposed transfer station?
  • Does a transfer station at the City's Resource Recovery Park (landfill) have to meet the requirements of the City's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)?
  • What are the requirements of the City’s UDO for transfer station approval?
  • What public hearings are required for a transfer station at the City's Resource Recovery Park (landfill)?
  • It was originally reported that both a Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) and a Special Use Permit (SUP) would be required for the transfer station. Why is the City not required to complete a PDP?
  • When will there be a public hearing regarding a transfer station at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (landfill)?
  • What other permits are required for a transfer station at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (landfill)?
  • What other locations for a transfer station is the City considering?
  • Will the City or a private corporation own the transfer station at the City’s Resource Recovery Park (landfill)?  
  • What makes this location (City’s Resource Recovery Park) ideal for a transfer station?  Why next to a neighborhood? Why also put it behind Sunset View Elementary school?
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Closing of the Recycling Centers

    • Why are the recycling centers closing? 
    • What environmental services and outreach programs were included in the contract with Summit Waste Systems/HES?
    • Could the City re-open the recycling centers and/or continue some of its other environmental services and outreach programs?
    • How do I make an HHW appointment after March 1, 2016?
    • How can I dispose of my recycling?

    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.
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