A recent inspection of Salina’s Landfill by officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment earned a grade of “zero deficiencies” and praise from Salina City Manager Jason Gage.
“Our folks out there do a heck of a job,” Gage said.
“They use the Lean Principles that we have been applying in our organization – we call it continuous process improvement. And they have made a lot of headway.”
Gage joined in on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday with a look around the city including the landfill which occupies a full square mile, or 656 acres.
“At one point we said we had about 70-years of life left which is actually very good, but if you go up a little higher with your cell height when your bringing that trash in we can get the life expectancy out to 120 to 130 years or more.”
According to the City of Salina website the landfill takes in approximately 85,000 tons of refuse per year and the disposal fees are based on the type of weight and materials brought in.
Separate fees are in place for materials like tires, concrete and asbestos.
The facility is staffed by one superintendent, one supervisor plus 7 full time employees and 2 part time employees.