The owner or operator of each permitted landfill and/or solid waste transfer station in Kansas is required to provide periodic reports to the Bureau of Waste Management regarding the tons of waste disposed in landfills and/or waste transferred through a transfer station.
In addition to periodic reporting, a tonnage fee must be paid for each ton of solid waste disposed or transferred. Certain wastes are exempt from the tonnage fee.
The Tonnage Fee is $1 per ton.
In 2007, the Regulations and Data Unit began conducting tonnage audits at permitted landfill facilities. This has proved to be a successful tool in determining if waste records match tonnage reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
For more information, contact Mandy Patek at 785-296-0680 or email KDHE.