Friday, April 18, 2014
     

NOXIOUS WEED OFFICE
&
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY

141 NORTH COBLE
MARION, KANSAS 66861

PHONE  620-382-3190

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
7:30 A.M. TO  4 P.M.

ROLLIN SCHMIDT - DIRECTOR

This dual purpose County office is charged with (1) enforcing the State Noxious Weed Law within the County boundaries and (2) providing a collection site for the environmentally safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

MARION COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT:

***NOTICE***

COTTON AND GRAPE GROWERS IN MARION COUNTY SHOULD CONTACT THE NOXIOUS WEED OFFICE TO PROTECT THEIR SENSITIVE CROPS FROM DAMAGE BY HERBICIDES BEING APPLIED TO ROADSIDES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

***NOTICE***

The Kansas Legislature has declared 12 weeds as noxious. They are:

Musk Thistle                                  
Field Bindweed
Canada thistle                                   
Leafy spurge
Russian knapweed                           
Kudzu
Bur ragweed                                    
Quackgrass             
Sericea Lespedeza                          
Pignut
Johnsongrass                                 
Hoary cress

Two additional weeds are County optional, Multiflora Rose and Bull Thistle. Neither has been declared noxious by Marion County.

The four weeds listed in bold type above are the ones currently infesting and considered noxious in Marion County. Leafy spurge and hoary cress have been found and treated in isolated spots and are being monitored for re-growth.

Chemicals available at the Noxious Weed Office are for the treatment of noxious weeds only. All sales are final. When purchasing chemicals at the Weed Office, bring your checkbook or the exact amount of cash (we cannot make change), the name of the owner, operator, applicator, legal description of the land, name of weed to be treated and per acre amount of application.

Cost Share Certificates are also available from this office. These act as discount coupons for purchase of approved chemicals from chemical dealers. These certificates shall be issued prior to the chemical purchase.

Before issuing a cost share certificate, the weed office needs to know the name of the landowner and operator, name of the applicator, type of weed infestation, legal description of the ground, per acre rate of chemical application, and number of acres to be treated.

Kansas State Agencies

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops

United States Department of Agriculture

Environmental Protect Agency – Pesticide Programs

Endangered Species

Crop Pesticides

Invasive Plants

Noxious Weeds

Weed Alert

 

MARION COUNTY HHW FACILITY:

The Marion County Household Hazardous Waste facility, located at 141 N. Coble, in Marion, is open every Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). HHW can also be dropped off on other days by appointment.  Due to the restrictions KDHE places on the types of waste this facility can receive and/or store we ask that waste not be left at the facility after hours. Also available for use is the Mobile Collection Unit which is brought to other cities in the county at prearranged times for HHW collection.

The Mobile Collection Unit is scheduled for pickups in both spring and fall.

When determining what should be brought to the HHW facility, you should look for products labeled, DANGER, POISON, WARNING, CAUTION. This facility does NOT take UNKNOWN materials. Please ensure that all containers are labeled as to contents. Also containers should be in good condition. If they are not then they should be over-packaged in a some manner to prevent spillage while in transit or at the HHW facility.

DO NOT BRING:

  • Business or Industrial Waste
  • Agricultural Products
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Medical Waste
  • Ammunition
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Extinguishers

Some products can be safely disposed of in your trash. Latex or water based paint that has dried out can be disposed of in the trash. Many cleaning products can be allowed to evaporate in small amounts (one pint or less) in the open air, away from flame, people, or animals. Check the product label for instructions on the safe disposal of empty containers of other types of household waste.  Empty household pesticide containers may be wrapped in newspaper and disposed of in the trash.

DO BRING:

  • Suspended and/or cancelled pesticides, such as DDT
  • Used motor oil
  • Chlordane
  • Antifreeze
  • Lead batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Paints and paint additives
  • Murative acid
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Silvex
  • 2, 4, 5T
  • Insect Sprays

(This is only partial list.)

Always consider sharing your unwanted/unneeded household products with neighbors, friends, or local government agency.

For further information on household material call the Marion County HHW Facility at 620-382-3190.

More information is available on the internet.

Introduction to household hazardous waste for individuals, a downloadable brochure is available at www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/househld/hhw.htm

Kansas Department of Transportation

For OSHA

Kansas Department of Health and Environment