Welcome to the Kaw Nation

Solid Waste Program

KNED has implemented a Solid Waste Reduction program in coordination with other local and state entities to reduce the volume of solid waste in our service area. The goal of this program is to reduce the overall impact of solid wastes into our environment and assure the long term preservation of our environment.

Since 2011, we have successfully cleaned up six dump sites. KNED has also set up anti-litter signs at all former dump sites in an attempt to ward off potential violators. However, this is not enough!

Across the country, many individuals, communities, and businesses have found creative ways to reduce and better manage their trash through a coordinated mix of practices that includes source reduction.

Simply put, source reduction is waste prevention. It includes many actions that reduce the overall amount or toxicity of waste created. Source reduction can conserve resources, reduce pollution, and help cut waste disposal and handling costs. Also, source reduction avoids the costs of recycling, composting, land filling, and combustion.

Source reduction is one of the basic solutions to garbage problems: less waste means less of a waste problem. Because source reduction actually prevents the generation of waste in the first place, it comes before other management options that deal with trash after it is already generated. After source reduction, recycling and composting are the preferred waste management options because they reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and conserve resources.

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    US Mail: KNED
    801 Washunga Drive
    Kaw City, OK 74641
    Telephone: (580) 269-1203
    Fax: (580) 269-2368: Attn ENVIRONMENTAL
    Tribal Members: If you wish to request Tribal services (mold, water, radon, soil testing, etc.), please feel free to complete the Tribal Service Request Form. We'll be happy to discuss these requests with you to further educate ourselves with your problem in order to find the best solution.
    Kaw Enterprises: If you wish to schedule an Environmental, Underground Storage Tank or Food Inspection please complete the Tribal Service Request form below and indicate which type of inspection you are requesting. The KNED will contact you with an appointment time.
    Schools and other Educational Institutions: If you wish to schedule a study tour and/or are requesting educational supplies, please complete the Tribal Service Request form. The KNED will contact you at our earliest convenience.
    Please feel free to complete our Environmental Questionnaire. Your feedback can improve the quality of services offered by the KNED and could increase the likelihood of federal funding for specific projects. If you are an enrolled Tribal member, your participation is strongly encouraged.
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