Russell County Public WorksRussell, Kansas
Public Works Notifications
Russell County Highway Dept. is accepting applications for a full-time Equipment Operator II position. Job duties to include operation of motor grader, heavy equipment and truck driving. Candidate must have or be able to obtain a Class A w/air brakes CDL. Position is subject to pre-employment drug test. EOE. Job description and application may be obtained at Russell County Highway Dept., 4288 E. Hwy 40, Russell, KS, or by calling (785) 483-4032, or click to download application Position open until filled.
Due to damages to roads and bridges caused by the spring rains, the County and has been forced to temporarily close the following roads until further notice. As repairs are made and roads are re-opened we will update this list.
- 196th Street one mile from Stickney Rd. to Michaelis Rd. (Russell County)
Thank you for your patience..
Russell County Snow Removal
Russell County adjusts its practices to deal differently with each storm and tries to return roads to near-normal driving conditions as soon as possible after a snowstorms end. Because Russell County doesn’t have enough workers or trucks to clear every road immediately after a snowstorm, the department has set priorities for which roads to clear first.
Priority 1: Roads with the highest traffic volumes are cleared, or treated, first. These include major paved routes which receive continuous treatment throughout a storm.
Priority 2: Lower-volume routes are cleared next. Traffic on these routes may be impeded until higher-volume routes are open and clear.
Even after all the roadway surfaces are as clear as possible, Russell County’s work is not done. Workers now must clean up the accumulation on shoulders, bridge edges and at interchanges. This work is usually completed during normal working hours.
Our goal is to return the “Priority 1” routes to wet or dry condition as soon as possible after the storm ends and to plow and treat the critical areas of all other routes as soon as possible after the storm ends.
Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM until 4:30 PM
9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Closed on County observed Holidays
Russell County Public Works will post open positions through this website, Russell County News, and Lucas-Sylvan News.
All positions require pre-employment drug screenings and random drug testing.
Click for Application Form
After the form opens you need to download the file to your computer or device. After opening the downloaded file the form will have boxes to fill in your information. Following the forms completion use the submit button to send to Russell County Public Works.
Alan Kuntzsch, Public Works Director
Ron Keys, Operator
Michelle Banks, Scalehouse Clerk
Russell County Landfill
P.O. Box 281
Russell, KS 67665
Phone: (785) 483-3360
Russell County Landfill
The Russell County Landfill, a Small Arid Municipal Solid Waste landfill, is located at 18536 Land Rd. approximately four miles north of Russell. The landfill is regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and in order for us to remain in compliance we must follow their requirements. Accepted waste must originate from within Russell County. All loose trash must be bagged to prevent blowing. Please tarp and secure all loads taken to the landfill, help keep Russell County clean. Only tree limbs, trunks, large branches, and brush may be burned. No lumber will be burned. Please help us to keep trash and other inappropriate items out of the Burn/Tree Pile.
Russell County Landfill does not accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Residents may dispose of their HHW at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day which is held two times each year. The drop off site is at the Noxious Weed Department at 205 S. Front St., Russell, KS on the scheduled days only.
Accepted items: paint, stains, varnishes, indoor/outdoor insecticides, weed killer, and drain cleaners. This is for household waste only. No Commercial hazardous waste, medical waste, used motor oil, batteries or mercury. Dry and empty paint cans may be put into your regular trash.
On days with high wind, Russell County may be forced to close the Landfill due to blowing trash. Before you head to the Landfill on high wind days, please check notifications on this website, call ahead or listen to KRSL Radio to be certain it is open.
We need everyone’s help to keep the landfill open and in compliance.
Charges Effective: March 24, 2014
|Type of Charge||Unit of Measure||Rate|
|MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)
|C & D (Construction & Demolition)
|Special Waste Disposal
KDHE Special Waste Permit required and Russell County Approval
Charges will be determined by weight
**Refrigerated items must have a “FREON FREE” ticket or tag from a certified repairman.**
Rock, Brick and Concrete ONLY
All tire fees will be calculated by weight per the Landfill scales.
(15₵ per pound)
|Extra charge for tires mounted on wheels||EACH||adt’l $5.00|
|Burn Pile ONLY
NO Plywood, Pressed Wood, Unpainted Lumber or Paneling.
Will be placed in Household Trash. Not In The Burn Pile