The City will reopen the community brush dump on a temporary, pilot basis starting on December 7, 2019. The program will have limited hours and very specific requirements. The full details are below:
The brush dump will be open on the first Saturday of the month for the next four months starting in December 2019. Open dates are:
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
January 4th, 2020
The brush dump is located at 515 W. 7th Street, and is immediately behind the wastewater treatment facility, next to the retention lagoon. City staff will be on hand to guide you, after you check in at the gate.
The brush dump hours will be from 8 a.m. to Noon. on each of the Saturdays during the pilot.
The brush dump will only be open to current Eudora residents. Driver’s license will be required at the gate to allow entry.
As per the City’s open burn permit issued by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), the only material that can be disposed of at the brush dump and open burned are trees and brush. Wood chips will be allowed from tree grinding only. Due to KDHE burning and monitoring regulations, tree stumps over 18” in diameter will not be allowed. All other stumps should be ground down or cut to a size of 18” or smaller.
Grass and leaves will not be allowed. All residents are able to dispose of leaves and grass through our local waste management contractor - Honey Creek - as part of their regular, weekly pickup.
Composting is not included with the pilot program due to staffing limitations.
If a Eudora resident utilizes a Commercial company to remove their trees and brush, the resident will be required to either accompany the Commercial company to the brush dump or write a letter with their name, address and phone number stating they are using this company to remove their material.
The brush dump may be opened outside of the above-mentioned dates pending major storm events. Public notice will be sent out via social media, this website, and/or utility inserts.
Between brush dump open dates, staff will notify the local fire department, KDHE and BNSF (the railroad) when staff intends to open burn the deposited material. These dates will depend on the weather and KDHE requirements The trees and brush will be separated into small piles that can be completely burned and disposed.
Following this pilot period, city staff will make recommendations to the City Commission for next steps. Updates will be communicated to the public via our newsletters, Facebook page, billing inserts, and website. If you have any questions, please contact public works: 785-542-2153.