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!)
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