For Immediate Release
August 30, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Seeks Comments on Proposed Sumner Co. C&D Landfill Expansion

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public comment period from Friday, August 31 through Monday, October 1 regarding the proposed expansion of the Sumner County Construction and Demolition Landfill. In addition, the facility’s permit is being transferred to the City of Wellington, which has operated the site since August 2006.

The landfill is located at 320 South West Road, south of Wellington. Only construction and demolition wastes would be allowed into the landfill. This type of waste includes tree and limb debris, pallets, used lumber, bricks, gypsum board, asphalt and other inert materials from construction or demolition sites. Household trash will not be accepted at the landfill.

The proposed expansion will increase the disposal area from about four acres to 10 acres. With an estimated capacity of 253,600 cubic yards, the expanded construction and demolition landfill’s estimated life would be about 20 years.

A copy of the draft permit, permit application, engineering drawings and other information will be available for public review from Friday, August 31 through Monday, October 1 during normal business hours at the KDHE southeast district office, 1500 W. 7 th St. in Chanute, and at the City of Wellington Administrative Center, 317 South Washington, in Wellington. T he permit application form is also available at

KDHE will accept written comments on the proposed expansion from August 31 until
5 p.m. on October 1. Comments should be sent by fax to Charles Bowers at (620) 431-1211, or by e-mail to Comments postmarked by October 1 that are received within one week thereafter will also be considered. After the comment period and hearing, KDHE will respond in writing to all formal comments received.

Contact Charles Bowers, KDHE, at (620) 431-2390 or Gerald Dawson, City of Wellington, at ( 620) 326-7831 for more information.