PROPOSED CHANGE TO DISTRICT RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Benton County Solid Waste District Board promulgated an emergency revision to our Rules which became effective January 17, 2020 related to methods and types of fees collected on each ton of waste generated within Benton County. Prior to making the changes permanent, the District held a 30-day public comment period, as well as a public hearing, and no comments from the public were received. The changes were adopted permanently in the Final Rule (Version 5.01) which was approved by the Arkansas Legislative Council and become effective on May 25, 2020.
Citizens should not notice an impact from this change as the total amount of fees collected did not 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!
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.
You can download or view each of the following documents by clicking on the links below:
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)