The Shawnee County Commissioners, employees and residents have a deep commitment to the cleanliness and beauty of our community and the environment. Long time partners of Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County, Shawnee County has provided funding for many years to the local KAB affiliate.
Environmental programs that Shawnee County has participated in include: Project Takeover/Makeover, Return the Warmth, Students for Recycling, the Kansas Lawn and Garden Show, and Topeka Water Festival. Shawnee County has also held periodic tire amnesty days, waiving the fees on recycling tires, to help prevent them from ending up in the county waterways and along county roads. Shawnee County has also installed a beautiful garden at Lake Shawnee. They have implemented a volunteer program to help maintain these beautiful gardens called “Friends of Ensley Gardens.”
Shawnee County has a not-for-profit Recycling Department that places public drop off bins at various locations around Shawnee County, to make it convenient for the citizens to recycle their recyclable materials and make certain that they don’t end up in the landfill. Shawnee County Recycling Department also collects recyclable material from over 600 businesses in the community. They make certain that all recyclables are collected, sorted and sent to the proper processing facilities.
Shawnee County also has the only Household Hazardous Waste collections in Shawnee County. This facility processes household hazardous waste for the citizens of Shawnee County, making certain that all federal and state regulations for handling hazardous waste are met.
Shawnee County is a strong supporter of the local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, and will continue to promote and support positive environmental practices in this community.
The City of Topeka’s elected officials and employees have a deep commitment to the cleanliness and beauty of our community and the environment, thereby creating a safer community. The Mayor, City Manager, Deputy City Manager and City Council have shown strong support of our objectives in making Topeka a cleaner and more beautiful community. The City of Topeka has been a long term partner of Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County and has provided funding for many years to the local KAB affiliate.
Environmental programs that the City of Topeka has participated in include: Project Takeover/Makeover 2006, 2007 and 2008; the Kansas Lawn and Garden Show; waiving fees at the Yard Waste Disposal facility for Earth Day Free Days; and removing limbs from our Extreme Team cleanups.
The City Forestry Department, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Code Compliance, Public Communications, Public Works, Fire Department, Police Department, Street Department, Topeka Zoo and the Park Department are very strong partner departments from the city, just to name a few. Some of our long term executive board members and committee chairpersons are employees of the City of Topeka. The City of Topeka is a strong supporter of the local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, and will continue to promote and support positive environmental practices in this community