For Immediate Release
January 10, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Recycling is up in Kansas

Survey from KDHE shows that Kansans are developing greener practices

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has published the results of its 2011 Community Recycling Survey that shows 85 percent of Kansans surveyed are recycling household waste and 96 percent of respondents consider recycling to be important.

According to the survey, the recycling of all household waste, which includes plastics, aluminum cans and cardboard, has grown significantly since this survey was last administered in 2005.

“We are encouraged that so many Kansans recycle their household products,” said KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, MD. “We all must do our part to keep Kansas clean and avoid sending waste to the landfills.”

Additional findings from the survey include:

The full results of the survey.

To learn more about KDHE recycling programs and resources, visit