For Immediate Release
June 18, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Requests Comments on Proposed E-Waste Facility in Leavenworth

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is requesting public comments regarding a proposed electronic waste recycling and reclamation facility in Leavenworth. Federal Prison Industries Recycling Business Group would operate the facility.

The facility would be located at 1300 Metropolitan Avenue in Leavenworth, and would receive, dismantle and refurbish electronics from federal, state, county, and city government, schools, and private sector organizations for recycling or future use.

The department will be accepting comments through July 16. Written statements should be postmarked no later Monday, July 16 to Arthur Fink, KDHE, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka, KS 66612. Comments that are postmarked by July 16 and received within one week thereafter will also be considered. Comments will also be accepted via fax to 785-559-4253 or email to, if they are received by 5 p.m. on July 16.

A copy of the application and public notice is available on the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management web site at Additionally, a copy of the permit application, facility plan and associated documents are available for public review through Monday, July 16 during normal business hours at the KDHE offices at 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 320 in Topeka, and at the Leavenworth County Clerk’s Office, 300 Walnut Street, Suite 106, in Leavenworth.

KDHE will respond to all formal comments in writing.