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Last hazardous waste collection dates coming
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 In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection at the Barton County Landfill. In addition, 3,400 pounds of E-Waste was recycled during the reporting period. 

The landfill has the following scheduled household hazardous waste collection dates planned:

• Oct. 3  Pawnee County, Larned Road & Bridge shop 9 a.m. to noon.

• Oct. 10  Hoisington, City Shop 8 a.m. to noon.

• Oct. 17 Barton County Landfill 8 a.m. to noon. This is the last scheduled collection of 2015.

In landfill news, during the past two weeks, the Barton County Landfill has taken in:

• 875 tons of municipal solid waste

• 322 tons of construction/demolition waste

• 46 tons of special waste

• 500 loads of waste received for disposal

• $46,165.94 of revenue generated through disposal fees

For more information regarding recycling, household hazardous waste, or regular household waste, call the landfill at 620-793-1898.

The landfill information was part of County Administrator Richard Boeckman’s biweekly departmental update presented at the County Commission Monday morning. Other highlights included?

Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips 

Road and Bridge

• Projects included emergency response to storm damage on Thursday, Sept. 10. Trees were removed from roadways and barricades set up to close roads due to downed power lines.

• Sign repairs included stop sign replacement and 911 locator sign replacement as damaged by the wind. Vandalism required emergency work. 

• Asphalt work continued on SW 30 Road, NW 190 Road, NW 100 Avenue and NW 90 Road. Asphalt patching is on-going.

• Mowing of right of way continued on eastern county roads. Mowing was completed in southern Barton County. 

• On Friday, Sept. 18, bridge crews set a concrete pre-fabricated concrete box at NW 20 Avenue and NW 130 Avenue as part of flood damage repairs.

• Work at the Ellinwood Sand Pit continues.

• Road and Bridge staff participated in the Great Bend Air Show, closing a portion of SW 40 Avenue and working a booth for the Veterans Memorial Monument.

Noxious Weed

• Noxious Weed staff sprayed as the weather permitted.