Governing Law and Regulations
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management Waste Reduction, Public Education, and Grants Unit
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kansas follows the federal hazardous waste recycling rules (KAR 28-31-4). For details, see the national section RECYCLING.
The state's Solid Waste Management Act requires every county or consolidated group of counties to prepare solid waste management plans that contain provisions for the reduction of waste volumes through source reduction, composting, land disposal, and recycling. These plans must be approved by KDHE.
• Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management is responsible for programs associated with the handling and disposal of waste materials in Kansas, although solid waste management decisions are made at the local level. The Bureau also administers grant programs related to solid waste planning, solid waste plan implementation, household hazardous waste collection and disposal, agricultural pesticide collection and disposal, and small business waste collection and ...