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Posted on: March 21, 2023

KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Product Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the recipients of waste tire product grants. 

“These grants will help handle the costs of proper disposal of many materials scrap tires and assist many important local efforts to promote litter and waste reduction. KDHE applauds the creativity and innovation that our communities have in reusing materials that help support the mission of protecting the health and environment of all Kansans.” said Janet Stanek, Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The grants are funded by revenue collected through the tire excise tax, a $0.25/vehicle tire fee.

The grants totaled $522,312.25, an almost 20 percent (19.8%) increase from 2022 were awarded to 45 organizations to fund projects that include the use of recycled tire products, including playground surfacing and picnic tables. 

  • Central Heights Elementary, Franklin - $886.50
  • City of Andale, Sedgwick - $2,453.50
  • City of Augusta, Butler - $1,167.00
  • City of Bel Aire, Sedgwick - $1,617.00
  • City of Chetopa, Labette - $4,468.00 
  • City of Eudora Parks and Recreation, Douglas - $1,556.00
  • City of Fort Scott Aquatic Center, Bourbon - $2.835.00 
  • City of Frankfort, Marshall - $3,266.00
  • City of Girard, Crawford - $2,695.00
  • City of Gypsum, Saline - $4,376.00 
  • City of Hudson, Stafford - $13,485.00
  • City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Douglas - $19,713.86
  • City of Lebanon, Smith - $1,094.00 
  • City of Louisburg, Miami - $4,396.00
  • City of Manhattan, Riley - $11,158.00
  • City of Minneola, Clark  - $4,250.84
  • City of Mission Hills, Johnson - $12,582.50
  • City of Mound Valley, Labette - $5,239.00
  • City of Netawka, Jackson - $14,092.95 
  • City of North Newton, Harvey - $1,134.00 
  • City of Osage City, Osage - $14,106.40 
  • City of Ottawa, Franklin - $5,892.00 
  • City of Overbrook, Osage - $1,088.00 
  • City of Palco, Rooks - $11,232.00 
  • City of Parsons, Labette - $4,522.00 
  • City of Randall, Jewell - $886.50 
  • City of Salina, Saline - $31,800.00 
  • City of Sedgwick, Harvey - $2,072.00 
  • City of Sterling, Rice - $2,571.50 
  • City of Valley Falls, Jefferson - $2,599.00 
  • Larned Recreation Commission, Pawnee - $4,744.00 
  • Ozark Colony Cemetery District, Anderson - $1,917.00 
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Wyandotte - $14,222.45 
  • Saints Peter and Paul Playground Committee, Nemaha - $48,731.00 
  • USD 109 Republic County School, Republic - $9,165.00 
  • USD 202 Turner Sixth Grade Academy, Wyandotte - $37,099.55 
  • USD 258 Humboldt Schools, Allen - $3,166.50 
  • USD 267 Colwich Elementary, Sedgwick - $40,464.00 
  • USD 270 Plainville, Rooks - $11,855.00 
  • USD 299 Sylvan Unified Schools, Lincoln - $539.00 
  • USD 338 Valley Falls, Jefferson - $1,691.50 
  • USD 393 Soloman, Dickinson - $36,785.00 
  • USD 407 Russell School District, Russell - $31,176.00 
  • USD 484 Lincoln Elementary, Wilson - $49,770.70 
  • USD 493 Columbus Unified School District, Cherokee - $41,750.00

Visit, kdhe.ks.gov/700/ for information about their projects and dollar amounts awarded. 

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Image 1: City of Olathe (JPG)

Image 2: Eudora Highschool (JPG)

Image 3: Map of 2023 Waste Tire Grant recipient locations (PDF)

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