KDHE Announces Grant Recipients

By KBBE News
May 08, 2017

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management (BWM) has selected the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants for 2017. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. This year, the grants totaled more than $513,000.

In 2017, 31 Kansas schools were awarded Green Schools grants from the BWM, with awards ranging from $300 to $4,500. The Green Schools grants totaled id="mce_marker"17,283 this year. These grants will fund projects to take place during the 2017-2018 school year and will result in the purchasing of recycling bins, compost programs for cafeteria waste, re-useable water bottles and field trips to community recycling centers. This marks the 10th round of BWM Green Schools grants, which are funded by a $1 per ton state landfill fee.

More than $396,000 was awarded in waste tire recycling grants, which help partially funding safe surfacing at playgrounds, tracks, and picnic tables and benches made from waste tires. This year’s 42 waste tire recycling grants, ranging from $419 to $130,763, are distributed to recipients across the state. The grants are funded through a 25-cent tax paid on the purchase of new tires.

For more information about KDHE’s waste reduction grant opportunities and application procedures, contact the Bureau of Waste Management at (785) 296-1600, or visit www.kdheks.gov/waste. If you are interested in learning more about Kansas Green Schools, please visit www.kansasgreenschools.org.

Organization Name County City Product type Grant Project (short explanation) Amount Awarded Contact First Contact Last Phone City of Barnes Washington Barnes Tables/Benches Purchase 8 park benches and 2 picnic tables for City Park, IOOF Park and Welcome RV Park $1,985.00 Gloria Moore 785-747-8757

City of Burlingame Osage Burlingame Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch and rubber edging for a 891 sq. ft. playground at Jone Park $2,225.00 Wesley Colson 785-654-2414

City of Chanute Neosho Chanute Tables Purchase 10 picnic tables, including 4 ADA picnic tables, for Katy Park $3,705.00 Todd Newman 620-431-5250

City of Cheney Sedgwick Cheney Benches Purchase 5 park benches for Cheney Sports Complex $947.50 Danielle Young 316-542-3622

City of Colby Thomas Colby Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 15,500 sq. ft. playground at Fike Park $34,255.00 Omar Weber 785-460-4420

City of Colwich Sedgwick Colwich Tables/Benches Purchase 4 picnic tables, including 1 ADA table, and 6 park benches for Veterans Park $2,370.00 Terrence Spexarth 316-796-1025

City of Culver Ottawa Culver Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 1,792 sq. ft. park in Culver, Kansas $3,215.00 Renee Mattison 316-259-8826

City of Ellsworth Ellsworth Ellsworth Tables/Benches Purchase 4 picnic tables and 10 park benches for Holt Park $2,953.00 Scott Moore 785-472-566

City of Goodland Sherman Goodland Tables Purchase 6 picnic tables, including 2 ADA tables, for Steever Water Park and Chambers Park $2,217.00 Rich Simon 785-890-4538

City of Haysville Sedgwick Haysville Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 1,419 sq. ft. playground at Riggs Park $4,552.50 Georgie Carter 316-529-5922

City of Highland Doniphan Highland Tables/Benches Purchase 2 picnic tables and 6 park benches for Minier City Park $1,726.00 Dana Clary 785-741-4489

City of Laharpe Allen Laharpe Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 1,461 sq. ft. playground at Laharpe City Park $2,175.00 Richard Luken 620-363-0612

City of Maize Sedgwick Maize Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for two playgrounds at Maize City Park, totaling 11,040 sq. ft. $12,199.20 Jolene Graham 316-722-7561

City of Marysville Marshall Marysville Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 1,800 sq. ft. playground at Dargatz Park $4,141.50 Austin St. John 785-562-5331

City of Marysville Marshall Marysville Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch to backfill the already installed rubber mulch at City Park $1,169.50 Austin St. John 785-562-5331

2017 WASTE TIRE PRODUCTS GRANTS Organization Name County City Product type Grant Project (short explanation) Amount Awarded Contact First Contact Last Phone 2017 WASTE TIRE PRODUCTS GRANTS City of Marysville Marshall Marysville Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 2,165 sq. ft. playground at Lions Park $5,102.00 Austin St. John 785-562-5331

City of Mayetta Jackson Mayetta Tables/Benches Purchase 1 ADA picnic table and 7 park benches for Mayetta City Park $1,451.00 Grace Bowser 785-966-2435

City of Mound Valley Labette Mound Valley Tables/Benches Purchase 6 ADA picnic tables and 2 park benches for the Mound Valley Ball Park Pavilion $2,676.00 Jessica Cosby 620-328-3411

City of Oswego Labette Oswego Tables/Benches Purchase 4 picnic tables, including 1 ADA table, and 6 park benches for Riverside Park and downtown Oswego $2,370.00 Carol Eddington 620-795-4433

City of Ottawa Franklin Ottawa Tables/Benches Purchase 12 picnic tables, including 6 ADA tables, and 12 park benches for Forest Park and Teen Park $5,661.00 DJ Welsh 785-229-3653

City of Overbrook Osage Overbrook Tables/Benches Purchase 1 ADA picnic table and 2 park benches for Overbrook Trail $818.50 Jim Koger 785-665-7328

City of Parsons Labette Parsons Tables Purchase 25 picnic tables, including 5 ADA picnic tables, for Lake Parsons Sportsman Camp $8,687.50 Derek Clevenger 620-421-7020

City of Phillipsburg Phillips Phillipsburg Tables/Benches Purchase 4 picnic tables, including 1 ADA picnic table, and 4 park benches for Phillipsburg City Park $2,391.00 Timothy Driggs 785-543-7297

City of Pittsburg Crawford Pittsburg Tables Purchase 6 picnic tables, including 2 ADA tables, for Schlanger Park and the Aquatic Center $2,938.00 Kim Vogel 620-230-5538

City of Pittsburg Crawford Pittsburg Pour in Place Purchase pour in place surfacing for a 2,500 sq. ft. playground at Lakeside Park $12,138.87 Toby Book 620-230-8242

City of Rossville Shawnee Rossville Tables/Benches Purchase 4 picnic tables and 6 park benches for Andrick Park $3,447.50 Alan Zlatnik 785-584-6155

City of Spring Hill Johnson Spring Hill Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 2,640 sq. ft. playground at Veteran's Park $5,834.40 Jim Hendershot 913-592-3317

City of Spring Hill Johnson Spring Hill Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for two playgrounds at City Park totaling 5,040 sq. ft. $11,133.40 Jim Hendershot 913-592-3317

Organization Name County City Product type Grant Project (short explanation) Amount Awarded Contact First Contact Last Phone 2017 WASTE TIRE PRODUCTS GRANTS Cloud County Cloud Concordia Benches Purchase 5 park benches for the Cloud County Fairgrounds $747.50 Amanda Baumann 785-275-1964

USD 106 Ness Ransom Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 8,400 sq. ft. playground at Western Plains North Elementary $19,656.00 Jeff Jones 785-731-2352

USD 212 Norton Almena Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 5,300 sq. ft. playground at Northern Valley Elementary $12,402.00 Marvin Gebhard 785-664-2466

USD 250 Crawford Pittsburg Tables Purchase 5 ADA picnic tables for the Pittsburg Community Tennis Complex at Pittsburg High School $3,725.00 Destry Brown 620-235-3100

USD 252 Lyon Hartford Tables Purchase 10 picnic tables for the USD 252 school system $3,645.00 Tori Blaufuss 620-392-5519

USD 294 Decatur Oberlin Track Purchase a 46,303 sq. ft. running track for Decatur Community High School $130,763.40 Duane Dorshorst 785-475-3805

USD 300 Comanche Coldwater Tables Purchase 5 picnic tables for the Protection Baseball Field $1,622.50 Patsy Jellison 620-622-7138

USD 345 Shawnee Topeka Benches Purchase two park benches for West Indianola Elementary $419.00 Candace LeDuc 785-575-8600

USD 352 Sherman Goodland Pour in Place Purchase pour in place surfacing for a 8,156 sq. ft. playground at West Elementary School $34,944.30 Bill Biermann 785-890-2397

USD 364 Marshall Marysville Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 11.065 sq. ft. playground for Marysville Elementary School $18,856.00 Jason Wheeler 785-562-3641

USD 379 Clay Clay Center Benches Purchase 4 park benches for Lincoln Elementary $638.00 Kelli Shannon 785-632-2156

USD 397 Marion Lost Springs Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 6,975 sq. ft. playground at Centre School $11,452.00 Richard Idleman 785-983-4304

USD 398 Marion Peabody Loose Fill Rubber Mulch Purchase loose fill rubber mulch for a 5,574 sq. ft. playground Peabody- Burns Elementary $10,590.60 Ron Traxson 620-983-2198

USD 465 Crawford Winfield Tables/Benches Purchase 2 picnic tables and 9 benches for Winfield School District schools $2,074.50 Kent Tamsen 620-221-5100

Total Awarded $396,021.17

USD School Name County Approved activities/projects Amount Awarded Contact Telephone

259 McLean Science & Technology

Magnet Elementary Sedgwick Field trips $300.00 Zerrin Oelze 316-973-8250

284 Chase County Jr/Sr High Chase Containers $3,602.77 Troy Johnson 620-273-6354

358 Oxford Elementary School Sumner Field trips, containers, disposables to durables, vermi-composting $2,950.00 Shelly Graves 620-455-2410

358 Oxford Jr/Sr High Sumner Composting $1,270.00 Shelly Graves 620-455-2410

383 Amanda Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Bergman Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Bluemont Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Lee Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Marlatt Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Northview Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Ogden Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Roosevelt Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

383 Woodrow Riley Composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lucas Shivers 785-532-8628

405 Lyons High School Rice Field trips, containers, $1,160.00 Penny Blue 620-257-5114

497 Cordley Elementary Douglas Field trips, containers, composting, vermi-composting $1,380.00 Jessica Sadler 918-960-4223

497 Lawrence Free State High School Douglas Field trips, containers, composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Myron Graber 785-832-6050

497 New York Elementary Douglas Field trips, containers, composting, vermi-composting $3,412.50 Samantha Saltz 785-330-4681

497 Prairie Park Douglas Field trips, containers, composting, vermi-composting $4,500.00 Lori Greenfield 785-330-2175

497 Southwest Middle School Douglas Vermi-composting $4,500.00 Perry Kennard 785-832-5550

512 Apache Innovative School Johnson Disposables to durables $2,900.00 Britt Pumphrey 913-993-1600

2017 GREEN SCHOOL GRANTS

USD School Name County Approved activities/projects Amount

Awarded Contact Telephone

512 Belinder Elementary Johnson Disposables to durables $4,500.00 Bonnie Limbird 913-244-2480

512 Briarwood Elementary School Johnson Field trips $4,500.00 Chris Lash 913-993-2200

512 Crestview Elementary Johnson Field trips $4,500.00 John Bartel 913-993-3000

512 Diemer Elementary Johnson Field trips $4,500.00 Joan Leavens 913.993.8722

512 East Antioch Elementary Johnson Field trips, containers, disposables to durables, vermi-composting $4,434.00 Alicia Goble 913-993-3216

512 Hocker Grove Johnson Containers, disposables to durables $4,220.00 Kimberly Gilman 913-993-0200

512 Merriam Park Elementary Johnson Field trips, disposables to durables $3,200.00 Dustin Springer 913-993-3638

512 Overland Park Elementary Johnson Field trips, containers $4,500.00 Karen Faucher 913-993-4201

512 Rhein Benninghoven

Elementary Johnson Containers, disposables to durables $2,954.00 Mary Riley 913-993-1900

512 Rosehill Elementary Johnson Field trips $4,500.00 Cory Strathman 913.993.4800

512 Westridge Middle School Johnson Disposables to durables $4,500.00 Jeanette Brethour 913-993-1200

Total Awarded $117,283.27


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