The McPherson County Commission approved a recommendation that no changes be made to county and regional solid waste management plans during its meeting Monday morning.

The McPherson County Commission approved a recommendation that no changes be made to county and regional solid waste management plans during its meeting Monday morning.

McPherson County has a county-wide plan outlining how solid waste is to be handled, as well as a similar plan for the Central Kansas Region, which includes McPherson, Marion and Harvey counties.

These plans are required by state law and include how solid waste is to be handled at transfer stations and landfills, as well as recycling and compost and other solid waste facilities.

The plans are reviewed annually for improvements. The recommendation was that McPherson County's plans do not need to change at this time.

John Hawk, general manager for McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, also gave updates about MASWU activities and programs. He said an estimated 90 percent of county residents put out their recycle carts at least once a month, which reduces landfill waste.

He also explained that when MASWU needs dirt for landfill layering, they remove it from the location of the next planned landfill cell. This saves time and money by digging the new cell and acquiring materials at the same time.

Commissioners signed final reports for McPherson County's primary election results. They, or their designated proxies, reviewed the results Thursday morning, before the county clerk's office prepared the report they signed Monday.

The commissioners approved spending $11,564 on corrugated metal pipe for road projects at 23rd Avenue and Mohawk Road, and on Sioux Road east of 6th Street. They also approved $29,039 for a new pickup truck for public works, which will replace an old truck.