Programs & Activities

The following is a short list of Jackson County’s continuing environmental programs and activities.
  • Workplace Recycling - 70 different items recycled in all facilities daily.
  • EarthWalk 2007 - Jackson County wins Top Government Team!
  • Clean Out Your Files Day 2008 - The County recycles 21.5 tons of paper, but the paper is just half the story as another 20 tons of material is all recycled. (Savings!)
  • Computer Recycling
  • Furniture Reuse
  • Rotating Recycling Centers - Lake Lotawana Recycling Center is operated by the Lee's Summit School District. Grain Valley has assumed full responsibility for its center, as Raytown has for its center. (Savings!)
  • Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation - Jackson County Operating Engineers monitor 9 County buildings for energy efficiency and water saving programs, previously monitored by a Johnson Controls contract. (Savings!)
County Executive Mike Sanders Pitches in to Help Recycle
County Executive Mike Sanders pitches in during Clean Out Your Files Day at the Jackson County Courthouse.
Other Programs & Activities
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Blue River and Upper Blue River Watershed Initiatives
  • Boy Scouts Community Partnership
  • Chiefs Kids Recycling Challenge
  • County Executive Drives Hybrid Vehicle (Savings!)
  • Employee Environmental Training
  • EPA Cooperation (Ozone Alert Day, Air Quality, etc.)
  • Green Building Permits
  • Green Flash Distribution
  • Green Purchasing - from re-manufactured toner cartridges, to cleaning supplies, office supplies, carpet, and more.
  • Green Transit Incentives
  • Infiltration and Inflow Plan
  • Jackson County Stormwater Commission
  • Jail Waste Diversion and Cardboard Bailing
  • Kansas City Climate Protection
  • Lake Clean Up Day
  • LEED Certification Program
  • MARC Partnerships on Solid Waste, Air Quality, Water Quality, Household Hazardous Waste
  • Missouri River Relief Project
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
  • Parks Recycling
  • Plastic and Styrofoam Recycling
  • Resource Conservation Committees
  • Reuse Centers
  • Stadiums Recycling
  • Trigen Energy Project
  • Used Oil Burning Furnace