CONVENIENCE CENTER PROGRAM
Face Coverings Now Required for Every Person in vehicle entering the facility.
Effective May 1, 2020, the District drop-off programs have re-opened to the public.
A FACE COVERING IS NOW REQUIRED FOR EVERY PERSON ENTERING A DISTRICT FACILITY.
This includes children. Please consider leaving children at home if possible.
We will not allow entry to our facilities if face coverings are not in place. Face coverings can be any cloth material that covers the mouth and nose, in compliance with CDC recommendations,
such as a bandana, scarf, homemade mask, etc. Please see the CDC website for more information.
To download a flyer for the Convenience Center Program (with all locations, hours, information regarding accepted items and other details) click here.
CLOSED for all state holidays, some holiday weekends (see list here) and
during severe weather (including snow, sleet, lightning events, etc.).
Please check our Home page or our recorded message at (479) 795-0751 for information on weather closings.
The Benton County Convenience Center Program is a partnership between the Benton County Solid Waste District and the Benton County Administration. The program provides year-round opportunities for recycling or disposal of specific items generated by Benton County households at no charge as the program is currently subsidized by the County, the District and the State Recycling Grants.
DISTRICT STAFF CANNOT PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH UNLOADING.
PLEASE NOTE - This program is provided as a service and a convenience for citizens. We cannot provide staff to unload your items (excluding household hazardous waste materials). CITIZENS ARE REQUIRED TO UNLOAD ITEMS DELIVERED TO CONVENIENCE CENTER. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS SO, PLEASE, BRING HELP TO UNLOAD IF NEEDED. Generally, whoever helps you get it into your vehicle would likely be able to help you get it out of your vehicle. You are not required to lift large/heavy items over the sides of dumpsters; you just have to get the items out of your vehicle and onto the ground and we will use equipment to move it where we need it. If you have cannot unload your items, you may want to consider curbside pickup of your items.
All Convenience Center locations will accept ONLY the following items:
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (mattresses, sofas, tables, etc.)
HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS - Items manufactured to have an electronic circuit board AND a cord (radios, DVDs, VCRs, telephones, televisions, computers, monitors, printers, microwaves, etc.) plus peripherals that attach to an electronic such as speakers keyboard, mouse, etc. [Note: Electrical items are NOT all electronics including vacuums, toasters, lamps, fans, etc. These items should be handled as you would your other trash.)
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES - large household equipment primary composed mostly of metal and which can sometimes be manufactured to contain refrigerant (such as refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, ranges, room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, icemakers) Please Note: ALL FOOD PRODUCTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS BEFORE DELIVERY TO THE CONVENIENCE CENTER LOCATION. Notice: It is illegal to break or cut refrigerant lines. A penalty of $25.00 per item will be charged for broken or cut lines.
METAL ITEMS - items composted of at least 90% metal (grills, bicycles, metal fencing, metal lawn furniture, etc.)
OVERSIZED ITEMS - common large household items that will not fit inside a typical household trash container such as large playground equipment, vacuums, oversized toys, car seats, etc. If an item can fit in a normal trash container, it will not be accepted at the Convenience Center.
TIRES – Up to 4 per tires of any size (with or without rims) will be accepted from each household per month. Extra tires must be delivered to the Centerton location only and fees will apply.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE – Subject to strict compliance with program rules regarding acceptable material and volume limits. Refer to the limitations of material types and allowed volumes on the back of the flyer. If a material is not included on the list, it WILL NOT be accepted. (NOTE: Latex paint is not hazardous and is only accepted with payment of disposal fees. See flyer for information about how to dry it and dispose it your normal household trash.) **Material that was not generated by your own household WILL NOT be accepted. Non-household hazardous material cannot be collected at our facilities as, by law, it must be handled by a commercial hazardous waste company.
THE CONVENIENCE CENTER PROGRAM WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY ITEM NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED ABOVE INCLUDING:
Household or commercial trash, construction/demolition debris, yard waste, business or commercial materials or hazardous waste.