Miami County was one of the leaders in developing the Lake Region Solid Waste Authority and in community recycling. It now has a program that blends private and county government services.


23765 W 327th St., Paola KS 66071

Mon-Fri 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays 8 AM to 12 PM


Solid Waste

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works, funded entirely by user fees, is responsible for processing solid waste materials, which are then transferred to an out-of-county landfill, buried on site at the C&D landfill, or transferred to a recycling facility. A private contractor transfers the solid waste to a state permitted landfill on a daily basis.
• Appliances are disposed of by a third party. Those with freon are separated and when the freon is properly evacuated, the appliances are transported for disposal.
• Vehicle batteries are separated and recycled.
• Brush / non-treated wood is separated and then burned in accordance with state regulations.
• Tires are separated and hauled to a monofill for recycling.



Miami County contracts with Deffenbaugh Industries Inc. (DII) for recycling services. Roll-off containers are available to accept the following materials:
• Glass
• Cardboard
• Aluminum and tin cans
• Paper: newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper, junk mail
• #1 - #7 Plastics

Household Hazardous Waste

Public Works Facility
23765 W 327th St. Paola, KS 66071

Wed. 9 AM to 12 PM

Wastes are typically considered to be Hazardous if they have labels with the words “Warning, Caution, Poison, &/or Danger”, as they usually mean that the product had ingredients that may have one or more of the following characteristics: Corrosive, Toxic, Flammable or Explosive.

Materials from Miami County households ONLY. Out-of-county, business or commercial materials are NOT accepted.
• Effective August 1, 2019, they are no longer accepting latex paint.