Russell County Public Works

Russell, Kansas

Public Works Notifications

Household Hazardous Waste –
Apr. 29 & Sept. 30, 2017

LANDFILL CLOSED – HIGH WIND

The Russell County Landfill will close at noon today, Friday, October 20, 2017 due to high winds.  We apologize for any inconvenience

WARM WEATHER – WATCH FOR ROAD CREWS

With the warmer weather our road crews are working to repair and improve Russell County’s roadways. Please be patient and considerate for the safety of our road workers.

TIPS TO FOLLOW IN WORK ZONES

  • Follow traffic control (signs, flaggers, cones, etc.)
  • Stay alert and watch for workers
  • Slow down!
  • Expect short delays
  • Allow ample space between vehicles and workers

Thank You!

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