EMERGENCY CHANGE TO DISTRICT RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Benton County Solid Waste District Board adopted an Emergency Rule changing our Rules and Regulations related to fees collected on each ton of waste generated within Benton County.
Citizens should not notice an impact from this change as the total amount of fees collected did not change. The methods and types of fees were changed. Your waste hauler or waste disposal facility will continue to collect the fee from you in their normal fees as they have previously done.
(If your hauler or disposal facility tries to increase your rate due to this change, please call the District office right away! The haulers and disposal facilities have not had an increase in their costs from this change and should not attempt to pass a cost increase on to you from this change.)
These fees make it possible for the District to provide the Convenience Center Program, Rural Recycling, and the many other services for our citizens. This change was made to ensure that Benton County citizens can retain the full benefit of ALL of the fees they pay!
You can download the following documents related to this matter by clicking the links below:
The Emergency Rule became effective on January 17, 2020 and will remain effective for 120 days.
During this time, the District will be promulgating a permanent change to our Rules and Regulations (last amended April 2014). incorporating the emergency changes as well as other needed updates. We are seeking public input. The public comment period will be publicized in newspapers and will last 30 days. We will also conduct a Public Hearing soon and will post the date here once scheduled. Please make plans to participate in this important process by commenting on the changes and attending the public hearing!
Most of the District's business documents are available electronically upon request.
These include but are not limited to:
Minutes from Board Meetings
Resolutions issued by the Board
Benton County Solid Waste District By Laws (amended March 2013)