For Immediate Release
August 23, 2011

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

KDHE Accepting Comments on Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station in Shawnee County

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has established a public review and comment period from August 19 through September 19 on an application from Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc. to operate a municipal solid waste and recyclable materials transfer station. The proposed transfer station property is approximately 8 acres and is located at 711 NE US 24 Highway in Topeka. KDHE will accept written public comments through September 19, 2011. KDHE will subsequently respond to all formal comments in writing. 

The transfer station building proposed is a pre-engineered free span metal building. The tipping floor within the building is divided into two sections:  the north tipping floor will receive solid waste and the south tipping floor will receive recyclable materials. The site will also include a shop building, scale and scale house, office, citizen’s recycling drop-off area, fueling area, truck and trailer parking areas and dumpster/roll-off storage area. At this time, Deffenbaugh plans to transport the transfer station material to Deffenbaugh owned facilities.

A copy of the application and public notice has been posted on the KDHE Bureau of Waste Management web site at www.kdheks.gov/waste. Additionally, a copy of the permit application, site plan, and associated documents will be available for public review from Friday, August 19, through Monday, September 19 during normal business hours at the KDHE office on 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320, in Topeka.