Household hazardous waste collection to start Saturday
BY DALE HOGG
The first household hazardous waste collection of the year is scheduled from 9 am until noon Saturday at the Barton County Landfill. Scheduled collections will run through October on the third Saturday of the month, however people can make special appointments.
In addition, there will be collections: In Pawnee County on Saturday, May 7, at the Road and Bridge Shop, 11th and Trail; In Hoisington on Sept. 24 west side of the city shops, 160 S. Pine; and at the Sunflower Diversified Services recycling location from 9 a.m. to noon on April 23, 5523 10th in Great Bend.
To set up an appointment to dispose of household hazardous waste, or for questions regarding recycling or regular household waste, call the landfill at 620- 793-1898.
Household hazardous waste includes:
• Household/cleaning products
Floor and furniture cleaners
Household batteries (lithium and rechargeable)
Pool chemicals Toilet cleaners Smoke detectors
Rug and upholstery cleaners Thermostats/thermometers Paint/finishing products
Enamel or oil-based paints
Latex or water-based paints
Thinners and turpentine
• Automotive products
• Garden/pest control products
Arsenicals (contain lead arsenic)
Botanicals (made of plants)
Carbamates • Hydrocarbons
Roach and ant killers
Rat and mice poisons
Flea collars and sprays
What not to bring:
Empty or dry Containers
Alkaline batteries and dried out and empty containers can be disposed of with regular trash.
Personal property valuations and oil and gas valuations will be mailed on or before May 1. Taxpayers have 15 days after valuations are mailed to appeal the valuations or classification if they believe they are incorrect, Barton County Appraiser Barb Esfeld told county commissioners Monday morning.
Personal property renditions were due by March 15 and oil and gas renditions were due by April 1. If they have not been filed, taxpayers are in the penalty phase, Esfeld said.
A five percent penalty is applied each month up to 25 percent. There is a 50 percent penalty for not filing.
The office number is 620-793-1821 and taxpayers are urged to call for if they have questions.
The report was part of a bi-monthly departmental update presented to commissioners. Other highlights included:
County Engineer Barry McManaman
• Phone conference with the Corps of Engineers and the State Historical Society reference the Beaver bridge.
• Discussed final plans and legal descriptions for bridge on East Barton County Road with designer.
• Researched deeds concerning right of way needs on bridge east of Great Bend.
• Sent information to sign fabrication companies to solicit bids for signing project.
Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips
Road and Bridge
• Culverts are being repaired/cleaned out in various areas of the county.
• Sand pumping continues along with screening for summer projects.
• Sand hauling from Ellinwood to Great Bend continued as time allowed.
• Asphalt mixing has started for the 2016 asphalt season.
• Drainage work was completed in Lakin Township, in the Odin area and north of Hoisington on Susank Road.
• Sign work was completed as needed.
• Spraying of right of way continued.
Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock
In the past reporting period, the Barton County Landfill took in:
• 873 tons of municipal solid waste
• 388 tons of construction/demolition waste
• 134 tons of special waste
• 221 loads of waste received for disposal
• $50,406.61 of revenue generated through disposal fees