City of Shawnee

Sustainable Shawnee

A primary goal of the City is to support and promote opportunities to experience and foster a more sustainable and environmentally friendly community. If you have any comments or questions with regards to sustainability, please contact Caitlin Gard at (913) 742-6230.

Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials Purchasing Policy
The City is committed to protecting and improving the environment by utilizing goods and materials that have a less adverse impact on human health and the environment for cleaning City buildings.

Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials Purchasing Policy
City Facility Recycling Policy
The City is committed to protecting and improving the environment by recycling commonly used materials such as plastic and glass bottles, aluminum cans, newspaper and mixed paper and cardboard. This Administrative Code establishes requirements for
recycling in all City facilities. These requirements are aimed at promoting practices that create more efficient business practices and reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

City Facility Recycling Policy
Vehicle Idling Policy
Idling of vehicles and equipment wastes fuel, creates pollution and causes premature engine wear. It is
every employee's responsibility to minimize fleet operating costs while reducing harmful pollutants and
effects to the environment.

Vehicle Idling Policy
In addition to the programs listed above, in September of 2011, the Governing Body approved the update to Policy Statement 5 Mowing Grass and Weeds to reduce the mowing frequency and quantity of our right of ways. This program change allowed for more native plantings and grasses in areas that were previously manicured.