For Immediate Release
October 25, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


KDHE Seeks Comments on Proposed C&D Recyclers Expansion

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public hearing and public comment period from October 26 until 5 p.m. on November 28 regarding the proposed expansion of a construction and demolition landfill operated by C&D Recyclers of Kansas, Inc.

The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21 st St. North, Wichita. An informal question and answer period will be held at 6 p.m. before the hearing starts.

The landfill is located at 4250 W. 37th St. North in Wichita . C&D Recyclers of Kansas, Inc. has submitted an application for an additional 26.6-acre construction and demolition waste disposal area west of the existing facility. The expansion would create a combined 70-acre landfill site with 49.7 acres permitted for construction and demolition waste disposal.

KDHE will accept written comments sent to Charles Bowers, KDHE Southeast District Office, 1500 W. 7 th St., Chanute KS, 66720, by fax to (620) 431-1211, or to cbowers@kdheks.gov. Comments postmarked by November 28 and received within one week will also be considered. KDHE will provide a written response summary for all formal comments received.

A copy of the draft permit and other information will be available at the Wichita Evergreen Branch Public Library, 2601 North Arkansas in Wichita; at the KDHE Topeka office, 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Ste. 320 in Topeka; and at the KDHE Southeast District Office in Chanute.

Contact Charles Bowers at (620) 431-2390 or Sam Sunderraj at (785) 296-6563 for more information.