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Greensburg GreenTown is a charitable nonprofit organization working in Greensburg, Kansas to rebuild the town following the devastating tornado in May of 2007. The town has made a remarkable comeback, reinventing itself as a model for sustainable building and green living now recognized around the world. GreenTown works to make green building and living easily understood, appealing and accessible to all.

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Recycling in Greensburg

Recycling in any community is an important program for all residents to participate in. Recycling is not only good for the environment, its good for the economy - recycling helps create jobs and supports manufacturer's who produce products with recycled content.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of recycling.

There are now two ways for residents to recycle in Greensburg. As of January, 2011, the city is offering single stream curbside recycling provided by Nisly Brothers, Inc. out of Hutchinson. Recycle carts can be requested from the city at 620-723-2751. Download a brochure on the recycling program here (pdf 3.3M). The Recycle Center, located at the Kiowa County Maintenance Facility will remain open and function as usual.

Kiowa County Maintenance Facility
1002 S. Grove
Greensburg KS, 67054
(620) 723-2531


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Main Office
Mandy Sorg
620-723-2531
620-723-3298 (Fax)
mandy.sorg@kiowacountyks.org

Recycle Supervisor
Gunnar Stauth
620-723-2531
620-723-3298 (Fax)
gunnar.stauth@kiowacountyks.org

Recycle Center

Hours: Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The center is also open on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

The Kiowa County Recycle Center is happy to help citizens do their part to conserve our natural resources. The new facility is able to accept an expanded list of household items for recycling. The following items are accepted at the Recycle Center. Please sort them according to the following categories prior to bringing them in.

  • White Paper
  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Plastic Bottles (PETE #1)
  • Colored Plastics (HDPE #2)
  • Milk Jugs (HDPE #2 Natural)
  • Mixed Plastics #3-#7
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Mixed Paper and Chipboard
  • Phone Books
  • Green/Blue Glass
  • Clear Glass
  • Brown Glass
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Feed Sacks
  • Egg Cartons

Unfortunately, the Recycle Center is not equipped to handle all household waste. The following items will not be accepted:

  • Plastic Grocery Sacks
  • Styrofoam
  • Plate Glass
  • Light Bulbs (CFL's are accepted)
  • Window Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Auto Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Carbon Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Bright Paper
  • Self-Adhesive Envelopes and Paper Products
  • Paper with Crayon Writing
  • Manila File Folders and Envelopes
  • Books, both Paperback and Hard Bound

If you are unsure about an item please call ahead.  The staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The center also accepts Household Hazardous Waste and Construction Waste materials anytime they are open. Look for a staff member to drop off waste. If there is no staff member in the recycling center, go to the main office located in the building just to the north.

Drop off used Motor Oil – the Recycling Center uses this to heat the building.

Electronic Waste, or e-waste, is accepted on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Spent Batteries can be recycled at the Silo Eco-Home as well as other locations around the community including:

  • Kiowa County Memorial Hospital
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Greensburg City Hall
  • Prairie Pointe Townhomes
  • BTI John Deere Dealership
  • Kiowa County Courthouse

Please note: batteries should be placed in individual baggies (one battery per baggie) or have a piece of tape placed on one end. This is to prevent the potential for battery leakage and fire.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) are accepted at the Recycle Center. They are also accepted at the Pratt Recycle Center.

Resources

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