Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

Household Hazardous Waste –
Apr. 28 & Sept. 22, 2018

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

All Russell County Public Works Deparment offices, including the Landfill, will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe holiday!

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR – RUSSELL COUNTY – Accepting Applications

Russell County is accepting applications for the full-time position of the Public Works Director. The Public Works Director is responsible for the operations of the Public Works Department, including the Road & Bridge operations, and the Landfill and Solid Waste Department.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, REGISTRATION: Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one if hired.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED is required. Post high school technical training along with the knowledge and experience of Public Works management, landfill and solid waste management. Five years of progressive experience in public works along with supervisory experience is preferred.

BENEFITS: BC/BS health insurance which includes health, dental, vision along with prescription coverage, paid vacation and sick time along with paid holidays, KPERS retirement and competitive wages which are negotiable based on experience.

A job application can be picked up at the Russell County Clerk’s Office at 401 N. Main, Russell, KS 67665 or you may visit the Russell County website at www.ks-russellco.manatron.com for an application under the All About Russell County tab and then job openings section. This position will remain open until filled. Resumes and applications are to be sent to Russell County Administrator John R. Fletcher, P.O. Box 113, Russell, Kansas 67665.  Any questions call 785-483-6226 or e-mail him at russellcoadmin@ruraltel.net  Russell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the position is subject to pre-employment drug screening.

FULL-TIME EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II – Accepting Applications

Russell County Highway Dept. is accepting applications for a full-time Equipment Operator II position.  Job duties to include truck driving and operation of heavy equipment. 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 U.S. Hwy 40, Russell, KS, or by calling (785) 483-4032, or click to download application Position open until filled.

Business Hours

Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Closed Sunday
Closed on County observed Holidays

Employment Opportunities

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.

Contact Information

Larry Height, 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.

Russell County Landfill High Wind Policy

Customer Safety and Conduct Policy

Secured Load Policy

Hazardous Waste Permit

Refuse Collectors Operating in Russell County

Landfill Rates

We need everyone’s help to keep the landfill open and in compliance.

Landfill Rates

Charges Effective: March 24, 2014
Type of Charge Unit of Measure Rate
MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)
Minimum
Ton $35.00
$5.00
C & D (Construction & Demolition)
Minimum
Ton $35.00
$5.00
Special Waste Disposal
KDHE Special Waste Permit required and Russell County Approval
Ton $75.00
Appliances
Charges will be determined by weight
Minimum
**Refrigerated items must have a “FREON FREE” ticket or tag from a certified repairman.**
Ton $35.00
$5.00
Concrete Pile

Rock, Brick and Concrete ONLY

No Charge
Tires
Passenger & Light Truck
Medium Truck
Motor Grader
Tractor/Loader
EACH $2.00
$8.00
$70.00
$120.00
Extra charge for tires mounted on wheels EACH adt’l $5.00
Burn Pile ONLY
Tree Limbs
Trees
Brush
NO Plywood, Pressed Wood, Unpainted Lumber or Paneling.
No Charge
Grass Clippings
Will be placed in Household Trash. Not In The Burn Pile
No Charge