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Olathe Transfer Station Remains Closed after Fire

Post Date:06/23/2017 8:47 AM

UPDATE: Monday, June 26

City staff are making progress on repairing the Olathe Transfer Station after the fire on Thursday, June 22. The structure of the building has been deemed safe for use, but the crane, used to move the trash out of the facility, remains damaged. The facility will remain closed to the public until the crane and building are fully repaired. The Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE) has approved a temporary permit for City of Olathe Solid Waste vehicles to use the facility with modified operational procedures.

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Regular trash, recycling, and bulk pick-up collection remain operation after a fire broke out at the City of Olathe Transfer Station (1681 South Valley Road) late in the evening on Thursday, June 22 . Firefighters controlled the fire within four hours. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Those who use the City of Olathe Transfer Station can utilize the Johnson County Landfill, 17955 Holliday Dr. in Shawnee. 

City staff and fire investigators will facilitate the process to evaluate structural integrity of the building.  A damage estimate is not yet available.

A transfer station is utilized by the general public and commercial waste haulers to drop off materials for disposal.  It serves as the transfer point between curbside pick-up and eventual transfer to the landfill. This process limits wear and tear on trucks and saves time.

Updates will be provided on OlatheKS.org.  Residents may contact Customer Service with any questions or concerns at 913-971-9311.
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