The Lake Region Solid Waste Authority is a consortium of six Kansas counties who joined together in 1995 to help each other solve solid waste issues, build recycling facilities, dispose of household hazardous waste properly and encourage the public to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Contact your county for information on recycling electronic waste.
LAKE REGION PROGRAMS
The Lake Region Solid Waste Authority is not another layer of bureaucracy, nor is it a waste hauling service.
Rather, we provide a liaison service between the counties and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and offer grant writing and administration services and educational programs to the six-county region.
Some of our programs include:
*RECYCLING IN ALL SIX COUNTIES - Each county has a modern, well-staffed and well-equipped recycling facility.
*HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITIES - Five permanent sites and mobile collection in one county.
*EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. Invite the Lake Region administrator or board members to speak at your school or civic organization.
*GRANT WRITING/ADMINISTRATION - Since 1995, the Lake Region counties have received more than $1.6 million from state grant funds to build the facilities and keep them operating.
*ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION - All six counties participated in a pilot program in Kansas collecting e-waste such as old computers, printers, fax machines, televisions, games and microwave ovens. Contact your county for information on current e-waste collection.