REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE

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					 REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
                UPDATE

                 FOR
SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS REGIONAL SOLID WASTE
          MANAGEMENT DISTRICT



               FOR SUBMITTAL TO AND APPROVAL OF THE
  ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
        SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
                5301 North Shore Drive
            North Little Rock AR 72218-5317
      Phone (501) 682-0602   Fax (501) 682-0611   www.adeq.state.ar.us




                              MARCH 2010
                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter One – Activities Analysis                        Chapter TWO – Action Plan

Section 1.101 Overview                                   Section 2.201 Mission Statement
      A. History
      B. Current                                         Section 2.202 Executive Summary
                                                                A. Strategies
Section 1.102 Organization and Administration                   B. Outlook
      A. District
      B. Board                                           Section 2.203 Goals
      C. Staff                                                  A. District’s High-Level Goals
                                                                B. District Plan’s Goal Areas
Section 1.103 Revenues and Expenditures                                1. Collection
      A. District                                                      2. Disposal
      B. County                                                        3. Recycling
      C. City                                                          4. Waste Reduction
                                                                       5. Special Materials
Section 1.104 Demographics                                             6. Education and
      A Planning Area                                                      Public Awareness
      B. Population                                                    7. Other Goals
      C. Industry
      D. Facilities                                      Section 2.204 Goal Areas –
      E. Haulers                                         Objectives
      F. Volumes                                                A. Collection
      G. Flow                                                   B. Disposal
      H. Economic Impact                                        C. Recycling
                                                                D. Waste Reduction
Section 1.105 Current Services                                  E. Special Materials
      A. Collection                                             F. Education and Public
      B. Disposal                                                   Awareness
      C. Recycling                                              G. Other Goals
      D. Waste Reduction
      E. Special Materials                               Section 2.205 Administrative
      F. Education and Public Awareness                         A. Plan Implementation
      G. Other Services                                         B. Implementation Timetable
                                                                C. Funding and Budgeting

                                                         Section 2.206 Legislative
                                                                A. Studies

                                                         Section 2.207 Appendices
                                                                A. Administrative Procedures
                                                                B. Financial
                                                                C. Maps
                                                                D. Hauler Information
                                                                E. Recycling Information
                                                                F. Waste Tire Information




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 SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
                      DISTRICT
            SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

                    CHAPTER ONE            —       ACTIVITIES ANALYSIS

Section 1.101 Overview

A.     History

1.    Provide a history of the District relative to legislated or regulated solid
waste management requirements.

The Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District (District) was
originally created in May of 1989 under the authority of Act 870 of 1989. Act 870
originally named the districts as “Regional Solid Waste Planning Boards”. Each Board
was given specific powers and duties as provided in Act 870. Some of these duties
included preparation of “regional solid waste needs assessments” and issuance of
“Certificates of Need” to applicants for solid waste disposal facility permits within their
jurisdictions. The first regional solid waste needs assessments were to be submitted by
January 31, 1991. Certificates of Need were to be considered by the districts based
upon the regional needs assessments.

Act 752 of 1991 renamed the solid waste planning districts created by Act 870 of 1989
as regional solid waste management districts. Each district was to be governed by a
regional solid waste management board. Act 752 expanded the powers and duties of
the districts, as well as, allowing the boundaries of the districts to be modified. Waste
tires, composting, recycling, and hauler licensing responsibilities were included in the
responsibilities added to the districts as a result of Act 752 of 1991.

2.   How were the District boundaries established?

The original District was formed as a result of Act 870 of 1989 and consisted of ten
counties. Act 870 designated the eight (8) existing Planning and Development Districts
as the original boundaries of each of the original “Regional Solid Waste Planning
Boards”. As such, the ten counties of the Southeast Arkansas Planning and
Development District constituted the original Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste
Planning Board.

Act 752 of 1991 allowed the boundaries of the districts to be modified and new regional
solid waste management districts to be created as prescribed. The ten counties of the
original Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Planning Board chose to remain
together as the Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District
(District). The current boundaries of the District still consist of the original 10 counties in
southeast Arkansas as described in following sections. The District consists of the


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following ten counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew,
Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln.


3.    What has been the District’s greatest accomplishment in terms of solid
waste management?

The District’s greatest accomplishment in terms of solid waste management is the
  successful management and administration of a comprehensive solid waste system
  that includes elements of recycling, disposal, collection, education, waste reduction,
  and special material handling. More specific accomplishments include:
      Successfully remaining intact as the original 10 County District.
      Successful recycling programs in Jefferson County, Desha County, Monticello
         and Warren.
      Three Class 1 Landfills serving the area,
      The success of the District's waste tire program and Jefferson County's tire
         shredding program. Most of their chips are used for civil engineering purposes.
         TDF has been used by paper mills in Arkansas and Louisiana and are currently
         being utilized by NUCOR Steel in Blytheville. ; currently all the tire chips that can
         be produced are used by Evergreen paper mill in Pine Bluff.
.

B.     Current

1.    Describe the Board’s planning process as it relates to legislated or
regulated solid waste management requirements.

The District completed its first Regional Solid Waste Management Plan and Modified
Needs Assessment in January 1993. That Plan provided guidelines to assist the
District’s local governments in fulfilling the requirements of the applicable laws and to
provide an adequate comprehensive solid waste management system. The planning
process is regularly updated via required needs assessments and regular planning
meetings to create financially sound solid waste management systems. The mandates
specified in the legislation forced local governments to work cooperatively in the
development of the District’s solid waste management efforts.

2.     What does the District want the Plan to do for the citizens of its area?

The District expects the Plan to provide a general “roadmap” to maintaining a financially
sound solid waste management system that incorporates the essential elements of
recycling, collection, disposal, waste reduction, education, and special material
provision. The Solid Waste Management Plan urged the local governments to
implement recycling programs to reduce the volume of solid waste being placed in
landfills. That mandate, with supporting grant funds, has allowed the District’s cities and
counties to develop recycling programs that have received strong public support. The



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District also wants the Plan to provide competitive areas and pricing for solid waste
collection and disposal in the District.


3.     Give a descriptive snapshot of solid waste management in the District.

The District is located in the southeast portion of Arkansas. It encompasses 7,563
square miles. The District is located in the lower Mississippi Valley region and is
bounded as follows: on the north by Pulaski, Lonoke, Monroe and Phillips counties; on
the east by the Mississippi River; on the south by the State of Louisiana; and in the west
by Union, Calhoun, Dallas and Hot Springs counties. According to the 2003 U.S.
Census, the area incorporates a population of 225,665 or 8.3% of the State’s population
with Jefferson County being the most populated with 82,889 people or 36.7% of the
overall population of the SEARSWMD. The District includes ten counties and the
inclusive cities and communities.

Currently, there are no active existing inter-local solid waste agreements within the
planning area. However, the Southeast Arkansas Solid Waste Authority (SEASWA)
was formed in July 1981 as authorized by Act 699. It contained five of the current
District member counties and was organized to collect solid waste for a waste-to-energy
facility that was never constructed. This authority does not currently function.

The non-resident areas within the planning area are as follows: Pine Bluff Arsenal
(Jefferson County), State Department of Corrections – Tucker Unit (Jefferson County),
Cummings Farm (Lincoln County), Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (Ashley County
and Bradley County), White River National Wildlife Refuge (Arkansas County), and
Overflow National Wildlife Refuge (Ashley County).




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Section 2.102                 Organization and Administration

A.     District

1.       Provide a chart that gives the organizational hierarchy of the District and/or
its affiliates, agencies and/or peripheral organizations.

The general organizational hierarchy of the District is summarized as follows:

       CITIES AND COUNTIES OF SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS SOLID WASTE
                        MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

                                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                                       DISTRICT
                                SOLID WASTE MANAGER*

                          SOLID WASTE          WASTE TIRE
                             HAULERS         CONTRACTORS
*The Board of Directors contracts with the Southeast Arkansas Planning and
Development District to provide administrative support to the District. The Southeast
Arkansas Economic Development District employs the District Solid Waste Manager
and other staff to provide these services.


2.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation
of effective solid waste management programs.

The District Board of Directors is considering a tentative mission statement that includes
the following items related to solid waste management programs: 1) Promote waste
reduction and pollution prevention; 2) Maximize diversion of wastes through reuse,
recycling, and composting; 3) Provide for the disposal of remaining wastes: and 4) Seek
environmentally safe and cost-effective solutions in all of its programs, services, and
facilities. The District’s role in accomplishing this mission is to provide the necessary
administrative and technical support to the individual jurisdictions in accomplishing their
parts in the successful implementation of the mission.

3.     Append administrative procedures, regulations, ordinances or policies
relative to the District.

See APPENDIX A for the administrative procedures, regulations, ordinances and
policies relative to the District.




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B.     Board

1. Provide a list or an organizational chart of Regional Solid Waste Board
Members of the following:
      a. Number of members on the Board.
      b. Identify of Chairperson.
      c. Name, title, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address for
            each member.
      d. County or city represented.

There are twenty-six (26) members of the District Board. Sonny Cox, Arkansas County
Judge, serves as the Chairperson. The name, title, address, phone and fax numbers,
and e-mail address for each member and the county or city represented is as follows:


                      SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS REGIONAL SOLID WASTE
                                MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
                                    (Revised 9-04)

                                           OFFICERS

                                   Judge Sonny Cox - Chairman
                               Judge Mike Holcomb - Vice Chairman
                                    Mayor Joe Wise - Secretary
                                    Mayor JoAnne Bush - Treasurer

                                         ARKANSAS COUNTY

       The Honorable Glenn "Sonny" Cox
                                                         The Honorable Marianne Maynard
            Arkansas County Judge
                                                                Mayor of Stuttgart
         Arkansas County Courthouse
                                                                 514 South Main
               DeWitt, AR 72042
                                                               Stuttgart, AR 72160
           DeWitt Office - 946-4321
                                                                    673-4566
          Stuttgart Office - 673-3051

        The Honorable Aubrey McGhee
               Mayor of DeWitt
              120 Court Square
              DeWitt, AR 72042
                  946-1776

                                         ASHLEY COUNTY


          The Honorable Emory Austin                     The Honorable Gordon Hennington
             Ashley County Judge                                Mayor of Hamburg
           Ashley County Courthouse                             Hamburg City Hall
             Hamburg, AR 71646                                   Hamburg, AR 71646
                   853-2000
                                                                      853-5300




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        The Honorable Scott McCormick
              Mayor of Crossett
              Crossett City Hall
             Crossett, AR 71635
                  364-4825

                                        BRADLEY COUNTY

          The Honorable Keith Neeley                           The Honorable Bryan Martin
            Bradley County Judge                                    Mayor of Warren
             101 E. Cedar Street                                     P.O. Box 352
              Warren, AR 71671                                     Warren, AR 71671
                  226-3853                                               226-6743

                                         CHICOT COUNTY


          The Honorable Mac Ball, Jr.                           The Honorable Floyd Gray
             Chicot County Judge                                    Mayor of Dermott
                 108 Main St.                                        P.O. Box 371
            Lake Village, AR 71653                                 Dermott, AR 71638
                  265-8015                                             538-5251


                                                              The Honorable William Stanton
                                                                    Mayor of Eudora
         The Honorable JoAnn H. Bush
                                                                    Eudora City Hall
             Mayor of Lake Village
                                                                   Eudora, AR 71640
                P.O. Box 725
                                                                       355-4436
            Lake Village, AR 71653
                  265-2228



                                        CLEVELAND COUNTY

          The Honorable Gary Spears                           The Honorable Vernon Dollar
           Cleveland County Judge                                   Mayor of Rison
                P. O. Box 348                                       Rison City Hall
               Rison, AR 71665                                     Rison, AR 71665
                  325-6214                                            325-7444

                                         DESHA COUNTY

          The Honorable Mark McElroy                            The Honorable Jack May
              Desha County Judge                                  Mayor of McGehee
           Desha County Courthouse                                McGehee City Hall
            Arkansas City, AR 71630                              McGehee, AR 71654
                   877-2426                                           222-3160


           The Honorable Marion Gill
               Mayor of Dumas
                P.O. Box 157
              Dumas, AR 71639
                  382-2121

                                           DREW COUNTY



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        The Honorable Damon Lampkin                           The Honorable Joe Rogers
             Drew County Judge                                   Mayor of Monticello
           Drew County Courthouse                                Monticello City Hall
            Monticello, AR 71655                                Monticello, AR 71655
                 460-6200                                               367-4400

                                          GRANT COUNTY

           The Honorable Kemp Nall                            The Honorable Joe Wise
             Grant County Judge                                  Mayor of Sheridan
          101 W. Center St., Rm. 101                                P. 0. Box 44
             Sheridan, AR 72150                               Sheridan, AR 72150-2553
                  942-2551                                              942-3921

                                       JEFFERSON COUNTY

         The Honorable Mike Holcomb                           The Honorable Carl Redus
           Jefferson County Judge                                Mayor of Pine Bluff
               101 W. Barraque                                   Pine Bluff City Hall
             Pine Bluff, AR 71601                               Pine Bluff, AR 71601
                  541-5360                                           543-1855


         The Honorable James Morgan
              Mayor of White Hall
              White Hall City Hall
             Pine Bluff, AR 71602
                  247-2399


                                         LINCOLN COUNTY

         The Honorable Charles Capps                      The Honorable Gene Yarbrough
             Lincoln County Judge                               Mayor of Star City
          Lincoln County Courthouse                               P.O. Box 219
              Star City, AR 71667                              Star City, AR 71667
                   628-4147                                            628-4166


2. Provide the schedule and the location(s) of the Board meetings (i.e., monthly,
every third Tuesday)

The Board meets on a monthly basis for the scheduled Board meeting. The meetings
are tentatively scheduled for the second Thursday of the month. The Board does not
meet in November, July, and August. Specific times and dates for future meetings are
determined at each previous meeting. Also, the Board will call special meetings as
circumstances dictate.

C.     Staff
1.  Provide a list or an organizational chart of Regional Solid Waste Staff
Members showing the name and title for each person.



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The staff for the Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District is as
follows:
               Andrew C. Armstrong, Grants Administrator
               Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District
               P.O. Box 6806
               Pine Bluff, AR 71611
               Phone: (870) 536-1971
               Email: aarmstrong@cablelynx.com

              Glenn E. Bell, Director
              Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District
              P.O. Box 6806
              Pine Bluff, AR 71611
              Phone: (870) 536-1971
              Email: glennbell@cablelynx.com

2.   Provide phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses for staff members
who should be contacted for solid waste information for the District.

              Andrew C. Armstrong, Grants Administrator
              SEARSWM Board
              P.O. Box 6806
              Pine Bluff, AR 71611
              Phone: (870) 536-1971
              Email: aarmstrong@cablelynx.com




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Section 2.103                 Revenues and Expenditures

A.     District

1.    Describe the revenue sources that fund solid waste management activities
within the District. Include the legal authority.

The District does not assess a fee on the District members. The District receives
recycling and waste tire administration funds from the ADEQ.         Lesser sources of
income include hauler licensing fees and rental fees on waste tire containers located at
the District waste tire collection centers.

2.      List all revenue sources and/or fees, such as user fees, waste disposal
fees, licensing fees, grants, loans, rental income, earned interest and sales of
recovered materials. Provide an estimation of total receipts from each revenue
source from the previous year for the District. Estimate the percentage of annual
revenue from each source.

     REVENUE SOURCE                 ANNUAL RECEIPTS           % ANNUAL REVENUE
      Hauler License Fees                $2500                       .68%
         ADEQ Grants                    $434,977                    98.3%
     Tire Container income               $5,000                     1.22%
            TOTAL                       $442,477                    100%

3.     List the solid waste services that are supported by these revenues.

The revenues support the following:

                     Technical assistance to District members and others,
                     Complaint investigation,
                     Assistance with collection and disposal of waste,
                     Development and implementation of the District budget,
                     Fee collection,
                     Administration of programs grants, hauler licensing, and waste tire
                      management
                     Planning required of the Regional Solid Waste Management District
                     Administration of the recycling grant program,
                     Supervision of the collection and disposal of waste tires.

4.    Provide a report for the most recent fiscal year that identifies solid waste
revenues and expenditures for the District. (This report should be an expansion
of and be complementary to the annual audit report provided by outside
independent auditors.)

District financial information is provided in APPENDIX B.


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B.     County
1.    For each county within the District, prepare a report that lists the sources
of revenue supporting the current solid waste management system for that
county.

                   COUNTY                                  REVENUE SOURCES
                   Arkansas                       User fees by participant – not mandatory
                                                    Mandatory-County bills individuals;
                     Ashley
                                                           tipping fees at landfill
                    Bradley                         Mandatory-County bills individuals
                                                  User fees by participant – not mandatory
                     Chicot
                                                        Tipping fees Class IV landfill
                   Cleveland                        Mandatory-County bills individuals
                                                            Dedicated Sales Tax
                     Desha
                                                     Mandatory-County bills individuals
                      Drew
                                                       Tipping fees Class IV landfill
                     Grant                                      Sales Tax
                                                     Mandatory-County bills individuals
                   Jefferson
                                                     Mandatory-County bills individuals
                     Lincoln

2.     List the solid waste services that are supported by these revenues.

Each county within the planning area has some type of solid waste pickup service
available to its residents. Descriptions of the collection services are explained in the
following paragraphs.

        a. Arkansas County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services for its unincorporated areas. The County does not have
           any type of mandatory billing system. Individuals arrange for their own
           collection. Private waste companies collect waste in Almyra and St.
           Charles. DeWitt, Humphrey, Gillette, and Stuttgart serve their citizens with
           curbside collection. Stuttgart hauls its waste to the Class I landfill at Hazen.

        b. Ashley County contracts with a private waste collection company (Get Rid
           of It) to provide collection services. The County bills the individual residents.
           Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. Crossett, Fountain Hill,
           Hamburg, and Wilmot provide curbside pickup. Ashley County owns and
           operates a Class I landfill.

        c. Bradley County contracts with Delta Environmental of Wynne, Arkansas
           and is serviced weekly. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. The County's waste is then transported to
           the transfer station where it is collected by Delta Environmental and


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             transported to the Delta Environmental landfill. The City of Warren uses the
             curbside method for residential solid waste collection. Also, the City of
             Warren contracts with Delta Environmental and utilizes a transfer station
             located adjacent to the Bradley County transfer station.

        d. Get-Rid-of-It of El Dorado, AR provides solid waste collection service for
           Chicot County and Eudora. The Cities of Dermott and Lake Village provide
           curbside service to its citizens through Allied Waste. Chicot County owns
           and operates a transfer station. Chicot does not have mandatory billing to
           residents.

        e. Cleveland County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Cleveland County owns and operates a
           transfer station. The cities of Kingsland and Rison both have weekly
           curbside service and haul their collected waste to the County transfer
           station. The compacted waste is then collected by a private hauler and
           transported to a permitted Class I landfill.

        f.   Desha County operates its own Class IV landfill and it is utilized by the
             entire county. The county has a transfer station which serves the cities of
             Mitchellville, Reed, Watson, and the unincorporated areas. Arkansas City,
             Dumas, and McGehee serve their citizens with weekly curbside service. No
             fees are assessed on County residents due to the sales tax provision.

        g. Drew County contracts with Get-Rid-Of-It out of El Dorado, Arkansas for its
           household collection. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Monticello provides weekly curbside
           collection to its citizens. The City and County share a transfer station at
           which point Delta Environmental transports the waste to the Delta
           Environmental Class I facility. The County owns and operates a Class IV
           landfill.

        h. Each municipality within Grant County provides its citizens with curbside
           solid waste collection. However, Prattsville uses Barentine Sanitation, a
           private company, to provide this service. The unincorporated areas of the
           County are collected by Atkinson Sanitation via contract with the County.
           The funding is by a sales tax. The waste collection by the County and
           municipalities is placed in the County owned and operated transfer station
           that is transported by the County to a permitted Class I landfill.

        i.   Jefferson County holds the distinction of being the most populous county in
             the District. Jefferson County contracts with Waste Management of Pine
             Bluff, who operates a Class I landfill, located on Gravel Pit Road in
             Jefferson County for collection in the unincorporated area. The County bills
             the individual residents. Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. The



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              cities of Altheimer, Sherrill, and Wabbaseka are currently provided curbside
              collection by Waste Management. The cities of Pine Bluff, Redfield, and
              White Hall collect their own waste curbside and haul it to the Waste
              Management facility on Gravel Pit Road in Jefferson County.

         j.   All areas within Lincoln County are served by Get-Rid-of-It and Delta
              Environmental. Lincoln County depends upon private waste collection to
              provide collection services via contract. The County bills the individual
              residents. Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. The municipalities in
              the county include Gould, Grady, and Star City all of which provide weekly
              curbside service. The city of Grady hauls their waste to a compactor in Star
              City and Delta Environmental transports the waste to the Delta
              Environmental Class I facility. Lincoln County provides chipper service for
              yard waste and collects white goods and used motor oil.



C.       City

1.     For each Class 1 City within the District, prepare a report that lists the
sources of revenues supporting the current solid waste management system for
that city.

Sources of revenue for each city in the District are provided in C.2. below.


2.       List the solid waste services supported by these revenues.

     City/County          Solid Waste Collection Provider              Revenue Source
                                 ARKANSAS COUNTY
Almyra                   Waste Management Inc.                     User fees voluntary
                         of Pine Bluff                             participation

De Witt                  City of De Witt                           Mandatory on water bill
Gillett                  City of Gillett                           Mandatory on water bill
Humphrey (Pt)            City of Humphrey                          Mandatory on water bill
St. Charles              Waste Management Inc.                     User fees voluntary
                         of Pine Bluff                             participation

Stuttgart                Stuttgart Sanitation Department           Mandatory on water bill

                                      ASHLEY COUNTY
Crossett                 City of Crossett                          Mandatory on water bill
Fountain Hill            County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Hamburg                  Hamburg                                   Mandatory on water bill
Montrose                 County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -


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    City/County           Solid Waste Collection Provider              Revenue Source
                                                                   Mandatory
Parkdale                County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Portland                 County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Wilmot                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                     BRADLEY COUNTY
Banks                   County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Hermitage                County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Warren                   City of Warren                            Mandatory on water bill

                                      CHICOT COUNTY
Dermott                  City of Dermott                           Mandatory on water bill
Eudora                   Private collection provider               User fees voluntary
                                                                   participation

Lake Village            Private collection provider                User fees voluntary
                                                                   participation

                                   CLEVELAND COUNTY
Kingsland               County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Rison                    County provides collection via contract   Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                       DESHA COUNTY
Arkansas City           City of Arkansas City                      Mandatory on water bill
Dumas                   City of Dumas                              Mandatory on water bill
McGehee                 City of McGehee                            Mandatory on water bill
Mitchellville           City of Mitchellville                      Mandatory on water bill
Reed                    City of Reed                               Mandatory on water bill
Tillar                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Watson                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                       DREW COUNTY
Jerome                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Monticello              City of Monticello                         Mandatory on water bill
Tillar                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Wilmar                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory


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    City/County           Solid Waste Collection Provider             Revenue Source
Winchester              County provides collection via contract   Billing by County –
                                                                  Mandatory

                                         GRANT COUNTY
Leola                   City of Leola                             Mandatory on water bill
Poyen                   City of Poyen                             Mandatory on water bill
Prattsville             Barentine Sanitation                      User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation
Sheridan                City of Sheridan                          Mandatory on water bill
Tull                    City of Tull                              Mandatory on water bill

                                   JEFFERSON COUNTY
Altheimer                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff      User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation
Humphrey (Pt)           City of Humphrey                          Mandatory on water bill
Pine Bluff              City of Pine Bluff                        Mandatory on water bill
Redfield                City of Redfield                          Mandatory on water bill
Sherrill                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff       User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation

Wabbaseka               Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff       User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation

White Hall              City of White Hall                        Mandatory on water bill

                                     LINCOLN COUNTY
Gould                    Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff      User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation

Grady                    City of Grady                            Mandatory on water bill

Star City                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff      User fees voluntary
                                                                  participation




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Section 2.104                 Demographics

A.     Planning Area

1.     Identify the District by its full name, and list the counties and municipalities
that comprise the District.

           Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District
            COUNTY                            MUNICIPALITIES
        Arkansas County                   Almyra, De Witt, Gillett, Humphrey, Stuttgart
                                          Crossett, Fountain Hill, Hamburg, Montrose,
          Ashley County
                                                  Parkdale, Portland, Wilmont
         Bradley County                            Banks, Hermitage, Warren
         Chicot County                          Dermott, Eudora, Lake Village
        Cleveland County                               Kingsland, Rison
                                      Arkansas City, Dumas, McGehee, Mitchville, Reed,
          Desha County
                                                        Tillar, Watson
          Drew County                    Jerome, Monticello, Tillar,Wilmar, Winchester
             Grant                          Leola, Poyen, Prattsville, Sheridan, Tull
           Jefferson                                 Gould, Grady, Star City
                                       Altheimer, Humphry, Pine Bluff, Redfield, Sherrill,
              Lincoln
                                                    Wabbaseka, White Hall

2.     Provide a map clearly showing the jurisdictional areas of the District.

A map depicting the jurisdictional areas of the District is presented as APPENDIX C.

3.     Include the area of any solid waste management authorities within the
District.

The previous Solid Waste Authorities within the District no longer function.



B.     Population
1.      List the most current population of the District (list by county; provide
source of information and year).
The following county population estimates were obtained from
www.census.gov/main/cen2000.html or
http://quickfacts.census.gove/fgd/states/0500.html.




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                           DISTRICT POPULATION
               COUNTY                        POPULATION *
           Arkansas County                      20,158
            Ashley County                       23,583
            Bradley County                      12,414
            Chicot County                       13,485
          Cleveland County                       8,709
            Desha County                        14,623
             Drew County                        18,468
                 Grant                          16,933
               Jefferson                        82,889
                Lincoln                         14,403
* 2003 Census

2.      Describe how the population has changed over the last 10 years.

The total population in the District has decreased from 228,551 to 225,665 during the
period from 1990 to 2003.

                                                     Arkansas   Ashley   Bradley    Chicot     Cleveland
Population, 2003 estimate                             20,158    23,583   12,414     13,485       8,709
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000               -4.2%    -0.5%     6.8%      -10.2%       10.2%

                                                      Desha      Drew    Grant     Jefferson    Lincoln
Population, 2003 estimate                             14,623    18,468   16,933     82,889      14,403
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000              -8.7%      7.8%    18.0%       -1.4%       5.9%

3.      Provide a population projection for the next 10 years.

Based upon current population trends, the overall population in the District is expected
to decrease or remain even in the next 10 years. A 10-year population projection for
each county in the District follows.

                              10-YEAR POPULATION PROJECTION
                                                            POPULATION               POPULATION
                         PROJECTED CHANGE
     COUNTY                                                ESTIMATE FOR             ESTIMATE FOR
                           IN POPULATION
                                                               2003*                    2014*
Arkansas County                     -4.2%                      20,158                   19,311
 Ashley County                      -0.5%                      23,583                   23,465
 Bradley County                      6.8%                      12,414                   13,258
 Chicot County                     -10.2%                      13,485                   12,110
Cleveland County                    10.2%                       8,709                    9,597
 Desha County                       -8.7%                      14,623                   13,351
  Drew County                        7.8%                      18,468                   19,909
  Grant County                      18.0%                      16,933                   19,981
Jefferson County                    -1.4%                      82,889                   81,729
 Lincoln County                      5.9%                      14,403                   19,311
* Based on Population percent change, 1990 to 2003




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4.    Are there any significant demographic trends that may affect waste
disposal or waste generation figures in the District?

The 10-year population projection indicates the District’s population will continue to
decline. Since the decline is not excessive, a significant decrease in waste generation
is not anticipated. Under that scenario, the District’s waste disposal and waste
generation figures will not change dramatically.

5.    Are large groups of people moving into or out of the area for any special
reason?
There are no particularly large groups of people moving into or out of the District.

C.       Industry
1.     Provide a business profile for the District.
The following table provides a breakdown by industry type for the District:

                       County Business Profile - Total Establishments
                                   Arkansas       Ashley      Bradley    Chicot     Cleveland
Sector
                                    County        County      County     County      County
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and
                                       18           36          50         6           27
Agriculture Support
Construction                           49           47          24         16           9
Manufacturing                          30           29          8          13           9
Wholesale Trade                       34            22          10         19           6
Retail Trade                          120           97          55         61          16
Transportation and
                                       48           18          13         3            8
Warehousing
Finance and Insurance                 24            27          15         18           5
Other Services                        243           203        112        136          28
Unclassified Establishments            5             3          1          3            1
                       County Business Profile - Total Establishments
                                    Desha          Drew        Grant    Jefferson    Lincoln
Sector
                                    County        County      County     County      County
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and
                                       16           27          20         13           7
Agriculture Support
Construction                           23           25          28        105          13
Manufacturing                          14           35          26         73           9
Wholesale Trade                       16            19          15         76           5
Retail Trade                           88           101         56        348          32



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                       County Business Profile - Total Establishments
                                   Arkansas       Ashley      Bradley   Chicot   Cleveland
Sector
                                    County        County      County    County    County
Transportation and
                                       30           19          18        33        11
Warehousing
Finance and Insurance                 24            21          13        86        12
Other Services                        185           200        101       856        66
Unclassified Establishments            5             7          1         16         1



2.     Identify and discuss regional economic factors that are expected to affect
future waste generation rates and quantities over the next 10 years.

Although general population trends are expected to stabilize or slightly decrease, the
District expects economic development efforts to pay off over the next 10 to 20 years.
The only positive and steady growth is occurring currently in the City of White Hall and
Sheridan/Grant County. Over the next 10 years the waste generation rates for the
District as a whole are expected to remain even.


D.       Haulers
1.    Explain the process by which a person who engages in the business of
hauling solid waste obtains a license from the Regional Solid Waste Management
Board.

All commercial solid waste haulers must be licensed by the District. A hauler is
considered a person engaged in the collection and/or transportation of solid waste for
disposal or storage for a fee. A hauler does not include a person transporting that
person’s household waste to a permitted facility or certain persons transporting waste
from a temporary job site.

Approximately 75 solid waste haulers are currently licensed by the District annually.
The licensing period is from January 1 through December 31. Each hauler is sent a
letter reminding them that it is time to renew their permit to haul solid waste in
December of each year. Letters are sent to haulers that were licensed the previous
year. New haulers must obtain the application forms directly from the District office.
The letter includes an application form and instructions to send $100.00 for one or two
vehicles registered. A licensee with more than two vehicles must pay an additional fee
of $5.00 per vehicle registered. All vehicles require proof of insurance.

Each hauler responds by sending the completed paperwork to the District office. The
hauler then receives a copy of the hauler fee assessment, and one sticker per vehicle.
Additional details of the District Hauler license program are in APPENDIX C.


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2.    What means does the District use to oversee active licensees? Do regular
inspections of the haulers for compliance take place? Are licenses revoked for
non-compliance, such as hauling waste without a cover?

Solid waste haulers are required to renew their license on an annual basis as explained
in E.1 above. This provides the District with the opportunity to review the compliance
history of the hauler as related to solid waste hauling. The District depends upon the
solid waste management facilities within the District to insure that haulers are properly
licensed and in compliance with regulations related to the transport of solid waste. The
annual license process provides the District with an opportunity to review any
complaints that have been registered against any hauler. The District has the authority
to decline the application for solid waste hauling if the District deems it necessary.

Failure to obtain a licensing permit after 30 days from the beginning of operation will
result in the hauler being prohibited from using a permitted landfill facility within the
District. Failure of any hauler to obtain a permit to operate in the District is deemed a
misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment and/or fine.

3.     Include here (or append) a copy of the District’s hauler’s licensing policy
and procedures as well as an updated listing of licensed haulers and service
areas.

A copy of the District’s hauler’s licensing policy and procedures is presented in
APPENDIX D.

F.      Volumes

1.     Provide a waste stream characterization with data concerning waste types
and amounts generated and disposed within the district and/or waste transported
out of district for disposal.

It is acknowledged that annual waste volume projections are only approximations of
what may happen in a planning area, no matter what method is used. Projected annual
volume of solid waste generated within the District is summarized in three general areas
utilizing per capita multipliers:

     1. Residential Municipal Solid Waste (includes commercial, but not industrial
     waste): Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation in 2001 declined nationally to 4.4
     pounds per person per day or .804 tons per person per year. MSW consists of
     everyday items such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing,
     bottles, food scraps, newspapers, and appliances. Not included are materials that
     also may be disposed of in landfills but are note generally considered MSW, such as
     construction and demolition debris, municipal wastewater treatment sludge, and
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   In the District, a total of 181,209 tons per year of MSW can be expected to be
   generated utilizing the above multipliers. More specifically, a total District population
   of 225,665 x .803 tons/person/year = 181,209 tons/year of MSW generated within
   the District.

   2. Commercial Waste is considered a portion of the Residential Municipal Solid
   Waste and generally consists of waste from schools, some industrial sites where
   packaging is generated, and businesses.        The above calculated amount of
   Residential MSW therefore includes the Commercial waste. In general, Commercial
   waste constitutes 35% to 45% of the above residential MSW.

    3. Industrial Waste is non-hazardous waste generated in the course of routine
    industrial or manufacturing operations. The Guide for Industrial Waste Management
    developed by the EPA office of Solid Waste in conjunction with the Association of
    State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials and environmental and
    industrial representatives estimates that there is a near 1:1 ratio between the
    generation of MSW and the generation of industrial solid waste nationally. Utilizing
    this broad assumption the District could be expected to generate approximately
    181,000 tons per year of industrial waste. However, the District feels that this
    industrial waste based upon national averages is much more than is actually
    generated in the District.

   The source of the above information, including the multipliers and assumed
   percentages is taken from the USEPA publication titled “Municipal Solid Waste in the
   United States: 2001 Facts and Figures” or “The Guide for Industrial Waste
   Management”.

The following section discusses the actual amount of waste disposed within the District
or transported out of the District based upon facility and District records. These
amounts can be compared to the general characterization described above.

2.   For the most recent calendar year, how many tons of solid waste were
generated within the District and disposed in Class I Landfills or other solid waste
management facilities located in or out of the District?

See Section 2.104 D.1. for information concerning the amount of solid waste handled at
the various solid waste facilities located within the District. Class 1 waste hauled out of
the District is mainly from Desha County and Chicot County. Desha County reports
8634 tons hauled out of District per year. Chicot County arranges for waste disposal via
private industry by the household served. The estimated amount of waste transported
out of District from Chicot County is about 7500 tons.

3.   Examine and discuss the trends regarding the sources of solid waste
generated using the following categories:
      a.    Residential
      b.    Commercial



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       c.      Industrial

Residential Trend: Nationwide, we experienced a decrease of 1.2 percent in the waste
generation rate from 2000 to 2001. The sources of residential waste in the District will
most likely remain constant in the future due to the population growth remaining
relatively level in the District. This assumes that waste generation per capita does not
increase.
Commercial: The sources of Commercial waste will most likely remain constant or
decrease in the future due to the population growth remaining relatively level in the
District. This assumes that waste generation per capita does not increase significantly.
Industrial: The District has experienced a loss of several industries and the associated
waste streams in the past 10 years. However, this trend is expected to level out and
lost industry is expected to be replaced over the next 10 years. Therefore, the existing
waste generated by industries within the District is expected to remain constant over the
average.

4.   Examine and discuss the trends regarding the types of solid waste
generated using the following categories:
      a.    Yard waste
      b.    Construction/Demolition waste
      c.    Tires
      d.    Recyclables
      e.    White goods
      f.    Municipal solid waste

Yard waste: Nationally, yard waste constitutes about 12.2% of the overall MSW
generated. As mentioned in previous sections, Stuttgart and Waste Management (at
the Class I landfill site near Whitebluff) have composting facilities for yard waste. Since
the generation of yard waste is largely dependent upon the population of the plan area,
the District trend in yard waste generation is expected to remain constant.
Construction/Demolition waste: Construction and Demolition Waste is related to the
industrial and residential development within a planning area. As mentioned previously,
the residential and industrial base in Southeast Arkansas has experienced a slight
decline. The expected trend is to recover the lost residential and industrial base over
the next 10 years. Therefore, the expected generation of Construction/Demolition
waste is expected to remain stable.
Tires: Waste tire generation rates are also directly related to the population trends in a
planning area. Since the population trends in Southeast Arkansas are slightly declining,
a stabilization of the waste tire generation rates could be expected.
Recyclables: All ten of the District counties have developed recycling programs over
the past ten years. These programs range from the most comprehensive recycling
program to drop off centers. The District expects an increase in the recycling rate with
more emphasis placed on the implementation and refining of existing systems. Ashley,
Chicot, and Cleveland Counties have changed direction on their recycling programs.


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             These programs are expected to increase over the next few years. Electronic Waste
             has become popular issue in Southeast Arkansas. Programs for E-Waste collection are
             just getting started in the District. The southern five counties of the district have a
             functioning system for the collection and recycling of e-waste; a plan is in the works for
             the same type of program for the northern five counties.
             White goods: White goods generally consist of appliances such as refrigerators,
             clothing washers, and dryers. The generation rates of these wastes are also directly
             related to the population trends in a planning area. Since the population trends in
             Southeast Arkansas are slightly decreasing, a stabilization of the waste tire generation
             rates could be expected.
             Municipal solid waste: As discussed previously, municipal solid waste generation
             nationally is estimated via average multipliers. Since the population of the District is
             expected to slightly decrease, future generation rates should stabilize or even slightly
             increase over the next 10 years.


             5. Has the waste stream increased or decreased over the last five years? Provide
             an explanation.

             As discussed previously, the waste stream generated within the District has
             experienced a slight decrease over the past 5 years. However, the increase in District
             collection and enforcement capability, along with the emphasis on stopping open
             dumping has directed more waste to permitted solid waste management facilities.

             6. Project the waste stream for the next five years. Support your projections.

             It is predicted that the waste stream generated within the District will experience a slight
             decrease over the next 10 years. As shown in the following table the large population
             growth of Bradley, Cleveland, Drew, Grant and Lincoln counties will off-set the
             population decreases of the remaining counties in the District.

Arkansas County               2003   2004     2005      2006      2007     2008     2009     2010        2011     2012
Total Population            20,158
% Change Projected (Average)         -0.42%   -0.42%   -0.42%    -0.42%    -0.42%   -0.42%   -0.42%      -0.42%   -0.42%
Projected Population                 20,073   19,989   19,905    19,821    19,738   19,655   19,573      19,491   19,409
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)         0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)     16,139   16,071   16,004    15,936    15,870   15,803   15,737      15,670   15,605


Ashley County                 2003   2004     2005      2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            23,583
% Change Projected (Average)         -0.05%   -0.05%   -0.05%    -0.05%    -0.05%   -0.05%   -0.05%      -0.05%   -0.05%
Projected Population                 23,571   23,559   23,548    23,536    23,524   23,512   23,501      23,489   23,477
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)         0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)     18,951   18,942   18,932    18,923    18,913   18,904   18,894      18,885   18,876


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Total Population            12,414
% Change Projected (Average)          0.68%    0.68%    0.68%    0.68%     0.68%    0.68%    0.68%       0.68%    0.68%
Projected Population                  12,498   12,583   12,669   12,755    12,842   12,929   13,017      13,106   13,195
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      10,049   10,117   10,186   10,255    10,325   10,395   10,466      10,537   10,609


Chicot County                 2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            13,485
% Change Projected (Average)          -1.02%   -1.02%   -1.02%   -1.02%    -1.02%   -1.02%   -1.02%      -1.02%   -1.02%
Projected Population                  13,347   13,211   13,077   12,943    12,811   12,680   12,551      12,423   12,296
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      10,731   10,622   10,514   10,406    10,300   10,195   10,091       9,988    9,886


      Cleveland               2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population              8,709
% Change Projected (Average)          1.02%    1.02%    1.02%    1.02%     1.02%    1.02%    1.02%       1.02%    1.02%
Projected Population                  8,798    8,888    8,978    9,070     9,162    9,256    9,350       9,446    9,542
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)         0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      7,073    7,146    7,218    7,292     7,366    7,442    7,518       7,594    7,672


        Desha                 2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            14,623
% Change Projected (Average)          -0.87%   -0.87%   -0.87%   -0.87%    -0.87%   -0.87%   -0.87%      -0.87%   -0.87%
Projected Population                  14,496   14,370   14,245   14,121    13,998   13,876   13,755      13,636   13,517
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      11,655   11,553   11,453   11,353    11,254   11,156   11,059      10,963   10,868


         Drew                 2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            18,468
% Change Projected (Average)          0.78%    0.78%    0.78%    0.78%     0.78%    0.78%    0.78%       0.78%    0.78%
Projected Population                  18,612   18,757   18,904   19,051    19,200   19,349   19,500      19,652   19,806
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      14,964   15,081   15,198   15,317    15,436   15,557   15,678      15,800   15,924


        Grant                 2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            16,933
% Change Projected (Average)          1.80%    1.80%    1.80%    1.80%     1.80%    1.80%    1.80%       1.80%    1.80%
Projected Population                  17,238   17,548   17,864   18,185    18,513   18,846   19,185      19,531   19,882
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      13,859   14,109   14,363   14,621    14,884   15,152   15,425      15,703   15,985


      Jefferson               2003    2004     2005     2006      2007     2008     2009     2010         2011    2012
Total Population            82,889
% Change Projected (Average)          -0.14%   -0.14%   -0.14%   -0.14%    -0.14%   -0.14%   -0.14%      -0.14%   -0.14%
Projected Population                  82,773   82,657   82,541   82,426    82,310   82,195   82,080      81,965   81,850
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)          0.804    0.804    0.804    0.804     0.804    0.804    0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)      66,549   66,456   66,363   66,270    66,178   66,085   65,992      65,900   65,808


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Total Population            14,403
% Change Projected (Average)         0.59%     0.59%     0.59%     0.59%     0.59%     0.59%     0.59%       0.59%    0.59%
Projected Population                 14,488    14,573    14,659    14,746    14,833    14,920    15,008      15,097   15,186
Waste Multiplier (tpy/person)         0.804     0.804     0.804     0.804     0.804     0.804     0.804       0.804    0.804
Projected Waste Generation (tpy)     11,648    11,717    11,786    11,856    11,926    11,996    12,067      12,138   12,210


                                      2004      2005      2006      2007      2008      2009      2010       2011      2012
Total Waste Generation               181,619   181,814   182,017   182,230   182,453   182,685   182,927    183,179   183,441




             G.      Flow
             1.     Evaluate the environmental, economic, and any other factors that are
             affected by the acceptance of solid waste from beyond the boundaries of the
             District and the transfer of solid waste outside the District.

             Although the District has made significant progress in managing the waste generated
             within the District, a significant amount of waste is still hauled out of the District for
             disposal. Most significantly, the waste generated in Chicot County and Desha County is
             currently shipped out of the State.

             Waste that is shipped out of the District is not available for the recycling programs
             implemented by the District. The potentially recyclable material shipped out of the
             District reduces the total quantity of marketable material. Since quality and quantity of
             recyclable material affects the amount of money that will be paid for the material,
             associated revenues could be lost or marketability could be reduced.

             Also, the greater the volume and rate of waste received at a landfill equates to less cost
             per ton for the disposal; the larger the population area that shares the expense of a
             landfill operation the less the individual residents will have to pay.

             Conversely, if additional waste is generated within the District or if the District imports
             more waste, more material will be available for recycling. Also, the cost of waste
             disposal for the individual residents of the District should decrease.


              2.   Include here (or append) the District’s policy and procedures pertaining to
              waste flow issues.
              The District currently does not have any formal policies or procedures that limit or
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Section 2.105                 Current Services

A.      Collection Services

1.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation
of collection services.

The District role in the development and implementation of collection services is to
provide education, administrative, planning, and financial resources to the member local
jurisdictions. These efforts have been ongoing since prior to 1992 and have resulted in
collection systems that provide collection service to most areas of the planning area.

2.     List all counties and/or municipalities in the District that have door-to-
        door/curbside collection service. Include populations.

A description of collection services provided for each county and municipality is
provided in section 2.105 A. 3 below. Population demographics are provided in Section
1.104.

3.      Include the funding mechanism that provides the service (county tax, water
bill, etc.).

See Section 2.103 B.1. and Section 2.103 C.2. for a listing of the funding mechanism for
each county and municipality.

4.     What types of services do the counties or municipalities rely on for
collection services?

        a. Arkansas County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services for its unincorporated areas. The County does not have
           any type of mandatory billing system. Individuals arrange for their own
           collection. Private waste companies collect waste in Almyra and St.
           Charles. DeWitt, Humphrey, Gillet, and Stuttgart serve their citizens with
           curbside collection. Stuttgart hauls its waste to the Class I landfill at Hazen.

        b. Ashley County contracts with a private waste collection company (Get Rid
           of It) to provide collection services. The County bills the individual residents.
           Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. Crossett, Fountain Hill,
           Hamburg, and Wilmot provide curbside pickup. Ashley County owns and
           operates a Class I landfill.

        c. Bradley County contracts with Delta Environmental of Wynne, Arkansas
           and are serviced weekly. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. The County's waste is then transported to
           the transfer station where it is collected by Delta Environmental and



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             transported to the Delta Environmental landfill. The City of Warren uses the
             curbside method for residential solid waste collection. Also, the City of
             Warren contracts with Delta Environmental and utilizes a transfer station
             located adjacent to the Bradley County transfer station.

        d. Get-Rid-of-It of El Dorado, AR provides solid waste collection service for
           Chicot County and Eudora. The Cities of Dermott and Lake Village provide
           curbside service to its citizens through Allied Waste. Chicot County owns
           and operates a transfer station. Chicot does not have mandatory billing to
           residents.
        e. Cleveland County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Cleveland County owns and operates a
           transfer station. The cities of Kingsland and Rison both have weekly
           curbside service and haul their collected waste to the County transfer
           station. The compacted waste is then collected by a private hauler and
           transported to a permitted Class I landfill.

        f.   Desha County operates its own Class IV landfill and it is utilized by the
             entire county. The county has a transfer station which serves the cities of
             Mitchellville, Reed, Watson, and the unincorporated areas. Arkansas City,
             Dumas, and McGehee serve their citizens with weekly curbside service. No
             fees are assessed on County residents due to the sales tax provision.

        g. Drew County contracts with Get-Rid-Of-It out of El Dorado, Arkansas for its
           household collection. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Monticello provides weekly curbside
           collection to its citizens. The City and County share a transfer station at
           which point Delta Environmental transports the waste to the Delta
           Environmental Class I facility. The County owns and operates a Class IV
           landfill.

        h. Each municipality within Grant County provides its citizens with curbside
           solid waste collection. However, Prattsville uses Barentine Sanitation, a
           private company, to provide this service. The unincorporated areas of the
           County are collected by Atkinson Sanitation via contract with the County.
           The funding is by a sales tax. The waste collection by the County and
           municipalities is placed in the County owned and operated transfer station
           that is transported by the County to a permitted Class I landfill.

        i.   Jefferson County holds the distinction of being the most populous county in
             the District. Jefferson County contracts with Waste Management of Pine
             Bluff, who operates a Class I landfill, located on Gravel Pit Road in
             Jefferson County for collection in the unincorporated area. The County bills
             the individual residents. Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. The
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              collection by Waste Management. The cities of Pine Bluff, Redfield, and
              White Hall collect their own waste curbside and haul it to the Waste
              Management facility on Gravel Pit Road in Jefferson County.

         j.   All areas within Lincoln County are served by Get-Rid-of-It and EMS.
              Lincoln County depends upon private waste collection to provide collection
              services via contract. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
              mandatory. Payment is variable. The municipalities in the county include
              Gould, Grady, and Star City all of which provide weekly curbside service.
              The city of Grady hauls their waste to a compactor in Star City and Delta
              Environmental transports the waste to the Delta Environmental Class I
              facility. Lincoln County provides chipper service for yard waste and collects
              white goods and used motor oil.



C.       City

1.     For each Class 1 City within the District, prepare a report that lists the
sources of revenues supporting the current solid waste management system for
that city.

Sources of revenue for each city in the District are provided in C.2. below.


2.       List the solid waste services supported by these revenues.

     City/County          Solid Waste Collection Provider              Revenue Source
                                 ARKANSAS COUNTY
Almyra                   Waste Management Inc.                     User fees voluntary
                         of Pine Bluff                             participation

De Witt                  City of De Witt                           Mandatory on water bill
Gillett                  City of Gillett                           Mandatory on water bill
Humphrey (Pt)            City of Humphrey                          Mandatory on water bill
St. Charles              Waste Management Inc.                     User fees voluntary
                         of Pine Bluff                             participation

Stuttgart                Stuttgart Sanitation Department           Mandatory on water bill

                                      ASHLEY COUNTY
Crossett                 City of Crossett                          Mandatory on water bill
Fountain Hill            County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Hamburg                  Hamburg                                   Mandatory on water bill
Montrose                 County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory


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    City/County           Solid Waste Collection Provider              Revenue Source
Parkdale                County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Portland                 County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Wilmot                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                     BRADLEY COUNTY
Banks                   County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Hermitage                County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Warren                   City of Warren                            Mandatory on water bill

                                      CHICOT COUNTY
Dermott                  City of Dermott                           Mandatory on water bill
Eudora                   Private collection provider               User fees voluntary
                                                                   participation

Lake Village            Private collection provider                User fees voluntary
                                                                   participation

                                   CLEVELAND COUNTY
Kingsland               County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Rison                    County provides collection via contract   Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                       DESHA COUNTY
Arkansas City           City of Arkansas City                      Mandatory on water bill
Dumas                   City of Dumas                              Mandatory on water bill
McGehee                 City of McGehee                            Mandatory on water bill
Mitchellville           City of Mitchellville                      Mandatory on water bill
Reed                    City of Reed                               Mandatory on water bill
Tillar                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Watson                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County –
                                                                   Mandatory

                                       DREW COUNTY
Jerome                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Monticello              City of Monticello                         Mandatory on water bill
Tillar                  County provides collection via contract    Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Wilmar                   County provides collection via contract   Billing by County -
                                                                   Mandatory
Winchester              County provides collection via contract    Billing by County –


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     City/County          Solid Waste Collection Provider          Revenue Source
                                                               Mandatory

                                         GRANT COUNTY
Leola                   City of Leola                          Mandatory on water bill
Poyen                   City of Poyen                          Mandatory on water bill
Prattsville             Barentine Sanitation                   User fees voluntary
                                                               participation
Sheridan                City of Sheridan                       Mandatory on water bill
Tull                    City of Tull                           Mandatory on water bill

                                   JEFFERSON COUNTY
Altheimer                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff   User fees voluntary
                                                               participation
Humphrey (Pt)           City of Humphrey                       Mandatory on water bill
Pine Bluff              City of Pine Bluff                     Mandatory on water bill
Redfield                City of Redfield                       Mandatory on water bill
Sherrill                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff    User fees voluntary
                                                               participation

Wabbaseka               Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff    User fees voluntary
                                                               participation

White Hall              City of White Hall                     Mandatory on water bill

                                     LINCOLN COUNTY
Gould                    Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff   User fees voluntary
                                                               participation

Grady                    City of Grady                         Mandatory on water bill

Star City                Waste Management Inc. of Pine Bluff   User fees voluntary
                                                               participation




3.      Whose responsibility is it to arrange for collection in each county?

The arrangements and responsibilities for collection are discussed in detail in 2.105A.4
above. In general, all cities and counties are responsible for their own waste collection.

4.      Is participation mandatory or voluntary?

The arrangements and responsibilities for collection are discussed in detail in 2.105A.4
above. In general, all cities and counties are responsible for their own waste collection.




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5.     What is the percentage of the District’s residents that do not participate in
a collection service?

Based upon the widespread availability of waste collection and the established funding
mechanisms, the District estimates that less than 30% of the District residents do not
participate in a collection service.

6.    List all counties and/or municipalities within the District that do not have
access to some type of collection service or access to inadequate collection
service. Include populations.

As explained in 2.105 A.3 above, all Counties and Municipalities within the District do
have access to some type of collection service.

7.     Is there a system that works well within the District? Explain.

The overall solid waste collection system described in this section is attributed with the
success of the open dump elimination program.

8.     Describe progress and setbacks in collection service efforts within the
District.

The District has coordinated a collection system that provides collection availability to
almost all of the planning area. The establishment of funding mechanisms is
instrumental in the implementation of this system. The only setbacks to the system are
associated with maintaining the funding mechanisms and the limited participation of
certain communities.

9.     Provide an Evaluation of Solid Waste Collection Needs within the District.

As described previously, the District has a well developed collection system extending
to most of the planning area. The areas of improvement are the communities that may
be better served by a more comprehensive or mandatory collection system.


B.     Disposal Services

1.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation
of disposal services.

The District does not own or operate a landfill. At the time of the creation of the District,
the planning area had several landfills and illegal dump sites. The remaining Class 1
landfills in the District are the EMS landfill in Desha County, the Ashley County Landfill,
and the Waste Management in Jefferson County. The District role is to assist local
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The District also maintains a Certificate of Need program to evaluate the need for
additional landfill capacity as proposed for the District.

     2. Does the District own and/or operate and/or partner with others on any
     disposal facilities?

The District does not own or operate or partner with others on any disposal facilities.


3.      What part does the District play in the disposal of wastes for its citizens?

The District does not own or operate any landfills. However, there is adequate disposal
capacity for the needs of the District currently available. The District will continue to
evaluate disposal needs and issue new Certificates of Need as appropriate. The
District role is to assist local governments with the most economical waste disposal
option to fit their individual need.

4.    What counties or municipalities own and/or operate and/or partner with
others on any disposal facilities?

City of Stuttgart owns/operates a Class IV Landfill.

Ashley County owns/operates a Class I Landfill.

City of Warren owns/operates a Class IV Landfill.

Chicot County owns/operates a Class IV Landfill.

Desha County owns/operates a Class IV Landfill.

Drew County owns/operates a Class IV Landfill.

Jefferson County cooperates with Waste Management on a Class I landfill


5. What part do the counties or municipalities play in the disposal of wastes for
its citizens?

As described previously, the local jurisdictions own and operate a limited number of
Class I and Class IV facilities within the District. The local authorities are aware of their
responsibilities to provide solid waste management systems and will continue to provide
this element of an integrated solid waste management system via contract or other
agreements.

6. Describe progress and setbacks in disposal service efforts within the District.




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The Disposal progress has led the District to adequate disposal capacity to meet the
continued needs of the local jurisdictions. The continued participation of the individual
jurisdictions is essential to continued economic disposal options.

7. Provide an Evaluation of Solid Waste Disposal Needs within the District.

As described previously, the disposal capacity within the District is maintained by three
Class I Landfills and several Class IV landfills. The District continually monitors the
disposal capacity to insure that adequate disposal is available to the local jurisdictions.
The only need is for the local governments to utilize disposal capacity within the District
in order to maintain economic service to the entire planning area.

C.     Recycling Services

1. Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation
  of recycling services.

The District role in the implementation of recycling programs includes education,
administration, technical assistance, funding, and coordination. The District receives
grant allocations from the ADEQ as allowed by the associated State regulations. Each
of the counties in the District is then allocated recycling grant funds on a pro rata basis.
Each county in turn develops their own priorities for developing recycling programs to
service their jurisdictions. All ten counties have developed recycling programs over the
past ten years. These programs range from the most comprehensive recycling
programs to drop-off recycling centers. All of the recycling activities in the District
provide a convenient opportunity to recycle as defined in Regulation 28.

2.    Does the District (County or Municipality within) have a recycling
coordinator?

The District contracts with the Southeast Arkansas Planning and Development District
for administrative services. The Solid Waste Manager for the District is:

              Andrew C. Armstrong, Grants Administrator
              SEARSWM Board
              P.O. Box 6806
              Pine Bluff, AR 71611
              Phone: (870) 536-1971
              Email: aarmstrong@cablelynx.com


3.     Provide a description of each recycling project within the District

1. Grant County: Collects newsprint, Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC), white goods,
   tin, and used motor oil



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 2. Jefferson County: Collects newsprint, OCC, white goods, aluminum, used motor
    oil, wood waste, and yard waste. Pine Bluff’s Household Hazardous waste facility
    accepts motor oil, paint, household chemicals, e-waste, batteries and any other
    household hazardous waste.

3.   Arkansas County: Stuttgart collects newsprint, steel cans, and yard waste at its
     Class IV Landfill using 40 cubic yard containers. DeWitt collects white goods and
     yard waste at its transfer station using 40 cubic yard containers.

4. Cleveland County: Collects newspaper, metal, & electronics.

5. Lincoln County: Collects metal, cardboard, and white goods. E-Waste collection
   trailer is now available.

6. Desha County: The City of Dumas collects newsprint, OCC, phone books and
   aluminum. E-Waste collection trailer is now available.

7. Bradley County: The County is implementing used oil recycling and baling light
   metals. The City of Warren collects newspaper, Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC),
   yard waste. Warren shreds newsprint and sends it to the Potlatch Corporation for
   fuel. E-Waste collection trailer is now available.

8. Drew County: The City of Monticello collects newsprint, OCC, plastics, and
   aluminum. E-Waste collection trailer is now available.

9. Chicot County: The County has three 40 cubic yard containers at their transfer
   station to collect paper, OCC and white goods. E-Waste collection trailer is now
   available.

10. Ashley County: The City of Crossett bales newsprint and Old Corrugated
   Cardboard. Ashley County now has an E-Waste collection trailer operational.

4.    Include recycling and marketing efforts on the part of local programs, their
principal end-users, and successes and failures.

A discussion of the recycling and marketing efforts of the individual local governments is
provided in item C.3. It should be noted that a consolidated marketing effort has not
been undertaken for the District as a whole.

5.      A.C.A. §8-6-720 requires that at least one Recyclable Materials Collection
Center be established in each county of a District unless the Arkansas Pollution
Control and Ecology Commission grants the Board an exemption. List the
facilities and their locations.

See the response to C. 3. above. See also the description of Current Services as
presented in Section 1.105.



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6.     List composting facilities in the District.

City of Stuttgart
Mayor Marriane Maynard
Airport road Highway 980
Stuttgart, AR 71744
(870) 798-4818
Compost Yard Waste
Permit 0012-SG-CYW

City of Monticello
Monticello City Hall
Mayor Joe Rogers
Compost Yard Waste
Permit 0024-SG-CYN

City of Warren
Mayor Bryan Martin
1424 A Bradley CR 25 North
Warren, AR 71671
Permit 0011-SCYW-MC

Chicot County
County Judge Mac Ball, Jr.
Lot #17 Industrial Park
Lake Village, AR 71653
Permit P0204

Waste Management of Arkansas, Inc.
6000 Gravel Pit Road
Contact: Hugh Cockrell
Address:
White Bluff, AR 71753
Compost Yard Waste
Permit 0001-SG-CYW

7.    Provide the volume and types of materials that were recycled in the District
during the previous year.

See ADEQ records for the District Recycling Survey for the period July 1, 2007 to June
30, 2008.

8.   Do counties and/or municipalities in the District cooperate on recycling and
marketing efforts?




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The individual cities and counties comprising the District work cooperatively on recycling
and marketing efforts under the direction of the District Board. However, each county is
held responsible for implementing recycling programs as funded under the recycling
grants program.

9.     Describe progress and setbacks in recycling and marketing efforts by the
District.

The details of the recycling progress are provided in item C.3. above. Areas of needed
improvement are provided specific to each individual jurisdiction.

10.    Provide an Evaluation of Recycling Needs within the District.

The recycling efforts of the individual governments are outstanding. In general, the
District needs the following enhancements to the overall recycling efforts:
               Strategically located Material Recovery Facilities
               Additional drop-off Centers throughout the District
               A comprehensive Recycling Education Program
               Comprehensive Marketing Effort

11.   Complete and append the annual reporting forms specific to the District’s
Recycling Program.      (Recycling Program reporting forms shall be supplied
separately from the Recycling Branch of the Arkansas Department of
Environmental Quality, Solid Waste Management Division).

See APPENDIX E for the District Recycling Survey for the period July 1, 2007 to June
30, 2008.

D.     Waste Reduction Services

1.    Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation
of waste reduction services.

The District does not have a formal waste reduction program. However, the District
does take every educational related opportunity to promote waste reduction.

2.    List the waste reduction programs within the District.                Include the
following:

The District does not have a formal waste reduction program.

3.     Provide an Evaluation of Waste Reduction Needs within the District.

The District does not have a formal waste reduction program. Therefore, the District
may seek a more formal District wide program complete with the educational elements
in the future.


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E.     Special Materials Services

1.     Illegal Disposal Services
       a.      Illegal Dumping Services
               I.      Describe the role the District plays in the development and
                       implementation of Illegal dump control services.
                       The role of the District is to continue to eliminate open dumping by
                       encouraging the local governments to enforce local ordinances that
                       prohibit open dumping and littering. The individual counties and
                       cities are responsible to insure eradication of illegal dumps and
                       dumping within their jurisdictions. These authorities are also
                       responsible for enforcement of existing ordinances to prevent open
                       dumping, instituting new ordinances to control open dumping, and
                       prevention of the reoccurrence of open dumping.
               II.     Provide approximate locations of the illegal dump sites known
                       to be located within the District.
                       No major open dumps are located within the District currently.
               III.    Provide an Evaluation of illegal dump Needs within the
                       District.
                       The District Staff is working on legislation to provide grant funds for
                       funding illegal dump control officers.

       b.      Litter Services
               I.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and
                      implementation of litter control services.
                      The District does not have a formal litter control program.
                      However, the District makes every effort to encourage the local
                      governments to implement and maintain litter control programs.
                      Several of the local governments emphasize litter control efforts
                      through local law enforcement.
               II.    Provide an Evaluation of litter needs within the District.
                      There is not a formal litter control program administered by the
                      District. There may be a need for the establishment of such a
                      program.

       c.      Open Burning Services
               I.   Describe the role the District plays in the development and
                    implementation of open burning services.
                    The District does not have a formal open burning services program.

2.     Waste Tire Services
       a.   Waste Tire Program Services
            I.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and
                   implementation of waste tire management program services.



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                       The District Board of Directors contracts with the Southeast
                       Arkansas Planning and Development District to provide
                       administrative support to the District. The Southeast Arkansas
                       Planning and Development District employs the District Solid
                       Waste Manager and other staff to provide these services. The
                       District manages the waste tire program for the Tire Management
                       District via the District Solid Waste Manager and the administrative
                       support contract with the Southeast Arkansas Planning and
                       Development District. The Solid Waste Manager works with the
                       various collection centers and coordinates with contract haulers to
                       maintain an efficient waste tire collection operation.
               II.     Describe the District’s current waste tire collection,
                       transportation and disposal program.
                       The District arranges for a single contractor to pick up and dispose
                       of waste tires in all the counties within the District, with the
                       exception of Jefferson County. The contractor collects the waste
                       tires at the designated tire collection centers and hauls them to the
                       Jefferson County tire shredding facility. Jefferson County collects
                       and transports waste tires within the County to the tire shredding
                       facility at the Waste Management landfill site on Gravel Pit Road.
                       Very large tires are taken to the monofill in East Arkansas. The
                       shredded tires are utilized as TDF by paper mills in Arkansas and
                       Louisiana and by NUCOR Steel in Blytheville.
               III.    Does the program adequately serve the needs of the District?
                       If not, what corrective measures are being undertaken?
                       The number of collection centers is adequate for the public and the
                       tire dealers. There are a total of 42 collection centers, with 32
                       being private (i.e. located at a retail tire dealer). Seven (7) of the
                       collection centers are operated by Jefferson County.
               IV.     List the waste tire collection centers for each county. Include
                       the physical location. List the days and times of operation.
                      The District currently has forty-two (42) waste tire collection centers
                      throughout the region. Each collection center accepts waste tires at
                      no charge to the local residents. Information concerning each of the
                      currently permitted tire collection centers is provided in APPENDIX
                      F.
                V.      List the waste tire processing facility(ies) used by the District.
                      Include the physical location.
                       The only waste tire processing facility located within the District is
                       the tire shredding operation maintained by Jefferson County near
                       the Waste Management Class I landfill on Gravel Pit Road. The
                       address is 6900 Gravel Pit Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71602.
               VI.     If a waste tire processing facility is not used, list the type of
                       facility that is used. Include the physical location.
                       Not Applicable




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               VII.   Include here (or append) the District’s policy and procedures
                      pertaining to waste tire issues.
                      See APPENDIX F for Waste Tire Program material.

       b.      Waste Tire Counting Services
               I.   Describe the role the District plays in maintaining waste tire
                    counts.
                     The District relies upon weight tickets and counts provided by the
                     District Tire Contractor. The District regularly reviews these counts
                     in order to identify inconsistencies.        The District pays the
                     Contractor based upon the number of tires, so the District is careful
                     to insure that the counts are accurate.

               II.    Describe the manifesting, accounting, or tire count process.

                      The District relies upon weight tickets and counts provided by the
                      District Tire Contractor. The District regularly reviews these counts
                      in order to identify inconsistencies.        The District pays the
                      Contractor based upon the number of tires, so the District is careful
                      to insure that the counts are accurate.

              III.    List the number and types of tires generated during the
                      previous calendar year.

                      Passenger: 188,084 tires
                      Truck:       27,322 tires
                      Other:       14,038 tires
                      Total:      229,444 tires

               IV.    List the number and types of tires processed during the
                      previous calendar year.

                      See above.

              IV.     List the number and types of tires disposed during the
                      previous calendar year.

                      See above.

              V.      List the number and types of tires stored at the end of the
                      previous calendar year.

                      The District does not collect this information. The District limits the
                      number of tire containers to keep the number of tires at each facility
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              VI.     Describe the type of disposition and give the percent of each
                      type of disposition (i.e., 80% TDF; 20% waste tire chip
                      aggregate).

                      The majority of tires are processed into chips to be used as Tire
                      Derived Fuel. The paper mills and NUCOR need somewhat
                      different products. So, some chips are smaller and cleaner than
                      others depending on the market. Our ultimate goal is to recycle
                      every tire generated in the district. However, at this time we have
                      not achieved that level of efficiency. The estimated percentage of
                      disposition is as follows:
                                             Monofill:        5%
                                             Chipped Tires:   95%
                      We have purchased some new equipment and anticipate that
                      between 2010 and 2011 we will reduce the number of monofilled
                      tires to less than 5% of all tires.

       c.      Waste Tire Site Control Services

               I.     Describe the role the District plays in the development and
                      implementation of waste tire site control services.
                       The District coordinates with local law enforcement as necessary
                       to identify illegal waste tire disposal sites. Illegal dump sites for all
                       types of waste have been on the decline within the District. If
                       illegal waste tire sites are located, the District coordinates with
                       ADEQ to obtain funding to address the sites.

                       The District intends to implement an active program for the
                       abatement of illegal waste tire sites and enforcement of laws
                       against the illegal disposal of tires. Primary components of the
                       program include:
                           Establishment of free waste tire collection centers located in
                             each county. These collection centers will provide a
                             convenient location for most of the retail dealers and the
                             general public to dispose of tires at no cost.
                           Local law enforcement officials will be asked to forward
                             information to the District regarding illegal disposal of waste
                             tires within the District. Law enforcement officials will also
                             be asked to actively enforce litter and illegal dumping laws
                             as they pertain to waste tires.
                           Counties in the District will be asked to bring any waste tires
                             collected from along roadways to the waste tire collection
                             centers.
                           The District will promptly report any illegal activity with
                             regard to waste tires to the ADEQ and cooperate fully with




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                                   any action taken by local law enforcement officials and
                                   ADEQ.

                 II.      Describe what the District is doing to control dumping of
                          waste tires.
                          See the above response for the District role in controlling waste tire
                          dumping.

                 III.     For each prior calendar year, provide a list of the number of
                          waste tire sites abated, locations, number and types of tires
                          for each site, and the cost of cleanup of each site. (This
                          information is used for the national report to the Rubber Users
                          Directory.)

                          This information has been provided to the Solid Waste
                          Management Division of the ADEQ each year. The District no
                          longer has these records, please refer to ADEQ records.

                 IV.      Describe how the District inventories waste tire sites.
                          The District does not keep an inventory of illegal waste tire disposal
                          sites. The District addresses each site as they are identified and
                          brought to the District’s attention.

                 V.       How many waste tire sites are currently known to exist within
                          the District? List and give approximate locations, rank the
                          sites in order of abatement urgency and specify potential risks
                          to human health and the environment. Provide photos where
                          available. Provide estimates of the number and types of tires
                          at each site. Provide estimates of the cost to clean up each
                          site. Identify for each site whether or not the District will need
                          to apply for abatement funds to clean up the site. Provide a
                          timeline to eliminate known waste tire sites.

                          According to the County Judges and Mayors within the District,
                          there are no known waste tire sites identified at this time.

NOTE: Responses to Waste Tire questions in the originally approved Plan and in subsequent Annual
Reports shall serve as the annual Waste Tire Site Report required of Districts under statute and
Regulation 14. (Separate reports will still be required for quarterly waste tire grant disbursements and for
permitted waste tire facilities owned by Districts.) (Applications will still be required for waste tire grants.)

3.      Batteries Services
        a.    Describe the role the District plays in the development and
              implementation of lead-acid battery services.
               The District does not have a formal lead acid battery services program.
               The District role in development and implementation of lead acid battery
               services is limited to technical assistance as needed by the individual


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               jurisdictions within the District. The Pine Bluff Household Hazardous
               Waste Facility is now accepting lead acid batteries from private
               individuals.

4.     Waste Oil Services
       a.   Describe the role the District plays in the implementation of waste oil
            services.
             The District does not have a formal waste oil program.

5.     Medical Waste Services
       a.   Describe the role the District plays in the development and
            implementation of medical waste services.
             The District does not have a formal medical waste program. The role of
             the District in the management of medical waste is to provide technical
             assistance in terms of referrals to the Health Department.

6.     Hazardous Waste Services

If not related to household use, Districts do not play any role in the development or
implementation of hazardous waste services. Any questions that arise will be referred
to the Hazardous Waste Division of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.


7.     Household Hazardous Waste Services

       a.      Describe the role the District plays in the development and
               implementation of household hazardous chemical waste services.
                The District does not currently have a formal household hazardous waste
                services program. The City of Pine Bluff is operating a Household
                Hazardous Waste Facility.
       b.      Describe briefly how household chemicals are currently managed in
               the District and/or county.
                See above.
       c.      List household hazardous waste collection activities or locations
               within the District.
                See above.
       d.      Describe progress and setbacks in household hazardous waste
               collection service efforts within the District.
                See above.
       e.      Provide a description of educational and technical services provided
               by the District as they relate to household hazardous chemical waste
               services.
                See above.


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       a.      Describe the role the District plays in the development and
               implementation of waste electronics services.
                Ashley County has obtained an E-Waste Collection trailer that is in the
                rotation for the UNICOR program. This is currently open to the public. In
                addition, Chicot County, Desha County, the City of Monticello, Lincoln
                County, and the City of Warren have obtained E-Waste Grants for the
                purchase of 16 foot trailers to collect in their respective areas. This E-
                Waste will be hauled to the Ashley County Facility. We anticipate a grant
                from ADEQ under the regular E-Waste Grant round to put infrastructure in
                place in Jefferson County for a marshalling and shipping area for the
                northern counties in the district. When this is accomplished the district
                collection and shipping of e-waste will be divided into 5 northern counties
                and 5 southern counties, effectively minimizing our costs for collection,
                shipping and recycling while maximizing the amount of material collected.
       b.      Does the District have a waste electronics collection and/or recycling
               center? If yes, please describe.
                See Above.
       c.      Describe progress and setbacks waste electronics service efforts
               within the District.
                The Southeast Arkansas E-Waste Program is just getting off the ground.
       d.      Provide a description of educational and technical services provided
               by the District as they relate to waste electronics services.
                See above.
       e.      Provide an evaluation of waste electronic needs within the District.
                 The E-Waste Program in Southeast Arkansas is the product of
                 collaboration between the individual local governments, ADEQ, and the
                 District Staff. While this is a huge first step in E-Waste recycling in the
                 District, a comprehensive district wide E-Waste recycling program is still
                 the goal.

9.     Construction and Demolition Waste Services
       a.   Describe the role the District plays in the development and
            implementation of construction and demolition waste services.
             The District does not have a separate Construction and Demolition (C&D)
             waste services program. As detailed previously, every county in the
             District has access to a Class IV landfill for disposal of C&D waste. The
             role of the District in the management of C & D waste is to assist in the
             control of open dumping and to assist the local governments in continuing
             to provide waste disposal capacity for Class IV type waste.
       e.   Provide an evaluation of construction and demolition waste needs
            within the District
              Although C&D waste is adequately handled within the District, additional
              education, collection, and transportation provisions could be needed in
              the future.




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10.    Other Solid Wastes Services
       a.    Describe the role the District plays in the development and
             implementation of services for any other solid wastes not previously
             covered in this document.
              The District does not have any other specific solid waste management
              programs aside from the programs already discussed in this document.
       f.    Provide an evaluation of other solid waste needs within the District
              Other solid waste needs within the District have not been identified.
              However, the overall needs of the District’s integrated solid waste
              management system will be evaluated and needs identified and
              addressed.


F.     Education and Public Awareness Services

1.    District’s Role
Describe the role the District plays in the development and implementation of
education and public awareness services.

The District does not have a formal education and public awareness services program.
The District currently provides technical assistance and education on specific issues as
required by the Board or any of the member jurisdictions.

2.    Active Persons/Organizations
List persons or organizations active in efforts to educate the public regarding
solid waste issues in the District.
The District is active in the following organizations. Each of these organizations provide
educational opportunities to the members of the District.

                  Arkansas Environmental Academy
                  Solid Waste Association of North America
                  District Director’s Association
                  Arkansas Environmental Federation
                  Arkansas Licensed Operator Training Program (Regulation 27)
                  Arkansas Recycling Coalition

2.    District Programs
List in-house, industrial and other solid waste educational programs, litter
programs, illegal dumping prevention programs, and any others not mentioned
here. Describe the nature of each effort and level of participation. Include the
following:


       a.      Name of Organization/Sponsor



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              The District has not identified other solid waste educational programs    and
              the associated level of effort and level of participation.
       b.      County(ies) or City(ies)
              The District has not identified other solid waste educational programs    and
              the associated level of effort and level of participation.
       c.      Addresses and Phone Numbers
               The District has not identified other solid waste educational programs   and
               the associated level of effort and level of participation.
       d.      Target Participants
               The District has not identified other solid waste educational programs   and
               the associated level of effort and level of participation.
       e.      Description of Activities
               The District has not identified other solid waste educational programs   and
               the associated level of effort and level of participation.

3.     Communication Strategies
       a.  How is the District communicating with their citizens?
           The District communicates with the member entities via regular meetings
           and staff contacts. Technical assistance between the District staff and
           local governments are routine.

4.     Public Meetings/Communication
       a.    Are there regularly scheduled forums where the public can voice
             environmental concerns?
              The District does not sponsor regularly scheduled forums where the
              public can voice environmental concerns. However, the regular Board
              meetings are open to the public and comments are welcome.
       b.    Are Board meetings regularly scheduled?
              The District Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis as scheduled
              at the previous meeting. Special meetings are also available to address
              specific issues as needed.
       c.    Are the meetings publicized or promoted for the public’s knowledge?
             How - radio, television, newspaper, other?
              The District does not have a regular radio, television, or newspaper
              related promotional program.
       d.    Are there any opportunities for the public to receive training or
             current environmental information via a public forum or meeting?
              The District encourages members and the general public to participate in
              the State and environmental trade group training and exchanges.
       e.    Are there any public announcements, training, or education
             involving litter control awareness and illegal dump elimination?
              There are currently no regular public announcements from the District
              related to training and education on litter control and illegal dump
              elimination.

5.     Internet Access



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       a.     Does the Regional Solid Waste Management Board have a web
              page?
              The District does not currently have a web page.

6.     Publications

       a.      What newsletters are available to the public?
               There are no regular newsletters published by the District.



G.     Other Services
1.     Transportation
       a.   What role does the District currently play in solid waste
            transportation issues and needs?
             The District currently does not play an active role in the transportation
             issues of the individual member systems. The District involvement is
             limited to technical assistance as required by individual jurisdictions.
       b.   Examine and discuss the trends, progress and setbacks regarding
            the transportation of solid waste over the last five years. Provide an
            explanation.
             The District does not anticipate significant transportation related issues or
             needs within the next year. Currently, the District is reviewing options for
             electronic waste transportation.

2.     Storm and Disaster Debris
       a.    What role does the District currently play in the disposal of storm
             related debris?
             The District plays no role in the disposal of storm related debris.
       b.    Provide an evaluation of the disposal of storm related debris needs
             within the district.
             The District has not identified any needs at this time, those things are
             evaluated at the local level.
       c.    Define the District’s Emergency Response personnel and policies.
             The district has no such personnel or policy; this is left at the local level
             Please refer to Chapter two, Section 2.203, and number 8.
       e. Define the District’s Disaster policies.
             Please refer to Chapter two, Section 2.203, and number 8.




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     A.     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR
           REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS
          For the Regional Solid Waste Management Districts

                       Part Two – Chapter Two                 Action Plan


A.C.A. §8-6-710. Solid waste management responsibility. (a)(1) Each regional solid
waste management board shall be the governmental entity primarily responsible for
providing a solid waste management system for the district.


Section 2.201                 Mission Statement

Provide a mission statement for the Regional Solid Waste Management Board

The District Board of Directors is considering a tentative mission statement that includes
a commitment to the protection of the public health, environment, and quality of life in
the District through continuous improvement of its integrated solid waste management
system.


Section 2.202                 Executive Summary
A.        Strategies

       1.    Describe the role the District plays in the development and
implementation of effective solid waste management programs as they relate to
the six main goal areas of the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan.

The District role in the development and implementation of effective solid waste
management programs is to provide the necessary administrative and technical support
to the individual jurisdictions in accomplishing their roles in an overall comprehensive
integrated solid waste management system for the District.
The District role in the six main goal areas of the Statewide Solid Waste Management
Plan is to:

1) Promote a complete rural and urban waste collection system with provisions for
recyclables,
2) Monitor the disposal capacity available to the District and evaluate Certificates of
Need,
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4) Encourage the reduction of waste generation through an effective public education
program,
5) Develop special materials programs as needed,
6) Develop a comprehensive public education program for all solid waste services,

      2.       What projects or efforts does the District expect to undertake or
accomplish in order to attain these goals?
The District is considering developing projects and efforts in the following areas:
       Provide additional transfer stations for more complete rural collection of solid
          waste and recyclables
       Develop special materials services in one or more of the following areas:
          waste batteries, waste oil, household hazardous waste, medical waste
       Develop a comprehensive solid waste educational and public participation
          program

B.     Outlook

      1.   Describe the role the District hopes to play in the future development
and implementation of effective solid waste management programs.

The District role in the future will be to continue a role of technical assistance and
administrative services provided to the member jurisdictions. However, the District will
play a more important role in the educational aspects described in this solid waste
management plan.

       2.    Identify areas where solid waste management efforts could be
directed for the next decade as they pertain to the six main goal areas identified
in the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan.
The main solid waste management efforts will be directed toward the following goal
areas:
     Collection
     Education and Public Awareness
     Recycling




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Section 2.203                 Goals
A.     District’s High Level Goals

Keeping in mind the Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Objectives and
the Solid Waste Management Division’s High-Level Goals (named under Section
1.203 in Part One of the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan), identify and
explain at least three District-wide high-level goals for the next decade.

         1.                                       Regulated land-based activities are
         safely managed (ADEQ Land Objective 1). More specifically, all solid waste
         facilities in the District should be within 80% compliance with operation
         performance standards (Solid Waste Division High Level Goal A)

         2.                                         Reduce the amount of solid waste
         sent to landfills by 35% by 2005 and 45% by the end 2010, based on a year-to-
         year comparison (ADEQ Land Objective 4). More specifically, the District will
         attempt to increase solid waste management options to divert 40% of waste
         from landfills (Solid Waste Division High Level Goal C).




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B.     District’s Plan’s Goal Areas

Keeping in mind the six major Goal Areas (named under Section 1.203 in Part One
of the Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan) should identify and explain the
District’s specific goals for each of these goal areas for the next decade. The six
goal areas identified are:

                                    Collection
                                    Disposal
                                    Recycling
                                Waste Reduction
                                Special Materials
                         Education and Public Awareness
Regional Plans, at a minimum, should address each of the issues listed and should provide a goal-
achievement discussion or strategy and a timeline for completion of each objective.

1.     Collection

Based on available information, discuss collection needs and trends within the
District that are anticipated during the next ten years.

The primary need for more comprehensive collection services are within areas where
collection is dependent upon various private collectors and is not mandatory. In
addition, more transfer stations throughout the District would also facilitate the cost
effective collection of waste and recyclables.

At a minimum:

Examine and evaluate each county’s collection systems and provide solutions for
improvement. Examine and evaluate a District-based funding mechanism for the
collection of all solid waste generated within the District.

        a. Arkansas County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services for its unincorporated areas. The County does not have
           any type of mandatory billing system. Individuals arrange for their own
           collection. Private waste companies collect waste in Almyra and St.
           Charles. DeWitt, Humphrey, Gillet, and Stuttgart serve their citizens with
           curbside collection, Stuttgart hauls its waste to the Class I landfill at Hazen.

        b. Ashley County contracts with a private waste collection company (Get Rid
           of It) to provide collection services. The County bills the individual residents.
           Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. Crossett, Fountain Hill,
           Hamburg, and Wilmot provide curbside pickup. Ashley County owns and
           operates a Class I landfill.


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        c. Bradley County contracts with Delta Environmental of Wynne, Arkansas
           and are serviced weekly. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. The County's waste is then transported to
           the transfer station where it is collected by Delta Environmental and
           transported to the Delta Environmental landfill. The City of Warren uses the
           curbside method for residential solid waste collection. Also, the City of
           Warren contracts with Delta Environmental and utilizes a transfer station
           located adjacent to the Bradley County transfer station.

        d. Get-Rid-of-It of El Dorado, AR provides solid waste collection service for
           Chicot County and Eudora. The Cities of Dermott and Lake Village provide
           curbside service to its citizens through Allied Waste. Chicot County owns
           and operates a transfer station. Chicot does not have mandatory billing to
           residents.
        e. Cleveland County depends upon private waste collection to provide
           collection services. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Cleveland County owns and operates a
           transfer station. The cities of Kingsland and Rison both have weekly
           curbside service and haul their collected waste to the County transfer
           station. The compacted waste is then collected by a private hauler and
           transported to a permitted Class I landfill.

        f.   Desha County operates its own Class IV landfill and it is utilized by the
             entire county. The county has a transfer station which serves the cities of
             Mitchellville, Reed, Watson, and the unincorporated areas. Arkansas City,
             Dumas, and McGehee serve their citizens with weekly curbside service. No
             fees are assessed on County residents due to the sales tax provision.

        g. Drew County contracts with Get-Rid-Of-It out of El Dorado, Arkansas for its
           household collection. The County bills the individual residents. Billing is
           mandatory. Payment is variable. Monticello provides weekly curbside
           collection to its citizens. The City and County share a transfer station at
           which point Delta Environmental transports the waste to the Delta
           Environmental Class I facility. The County owns and operates a Class IV
           landfill.

        h. Each municipality within Grant County provides its citizens with curbside
           solid waste collection. However, Prattsville uses Barentine Sanitation, a
           private company, to provide this service. The unincorporated areas of the
           County are collected by Atkinson Sanitation via contract with the County.
           The funding is by a sales tax. The waste collection by the County and
           municipalities is placed in the County owned and operated transfer station
           that is transported by the County to a permitted Class I landfill.

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             the District. Jefferson County contracts with Waste Management of Pine
             Bluff, who operates a Class I landfill, located on Gravel Pit Road in
             Jefferson County for collection in the unincorporated area. The County bills
             the individual residents. Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. The
             cities of Altheimer, Sherrill, and Wabbaseka are currently provided curbside
             collection by Waste Management. The cities of Pine Bluff, Redfield, and
             White Hall collect their own waste curbside and haul it to the Waste
             Management facility on Gravel Pit Road in Jefferson County.

        j.   All areas within Lincoln County are served by Get-Rid-of-It and Delta
             Environmental. Lincoln County depends upon private waste collection to
             provide collection services via contract. The County bills the individual
             residents. Billing is mandatory. Payment is variable. The municipalities in
             the county include Gould, Grady, and Star City all of which provide weekly
             curbside service. The city of Grady hauls their waste to a compactor in Star
             City and Delta Environmental transports the waste to the Delta
             Environmental Class I facility. Lincoln County provides chipper service for
             yard waste and collects white goods and used motor oil.



As examined above, the local governments depend upon a combination of public and
private collection services. A comprehensive District-wide funding mechanism is
probably not reasonable based upon the collection arrangements currently in place at
the initiative of the local jurisdictions. In general, improvement in collection consists of
providing additional transfer, collection, and drop-off capability in select areas.


2. Disposal

Based on available information, discuss disposal needs and trends within the
District that are anticipated during the next ten years.

The District does not own or operate a landfill. However, the District currently has
disposal capacity adequate to serve the needs of the District via the three existing Class
I landfills located within the District. The Class 1 landfills in the District are the Delta
Environmental Landfill in Desha County, the Ashley County Landfill, and the Waste
Management Landfill in Jefferson County.


At a minimum:

Provide and improve integrated solid waste management options that include,
but are not limited to, disposal facilities, transfer stations, composting facilities,
recycling facilities, household hazardous waste collection facilities, special
materials facilities, processing facilities and material recovery facilities.



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As explained in previous sections, the District has developed an integrated solid waste
management system based upon the individual efforts of the cities and counties that
comprise the District. Since disposal capacity is available within the District, the District
can improve on the efficiency of the overall system by strategically locating additional
transfer and drop-off centers. These facilities should be combined multi-functional to
include recycling, tire, and special material handling. Additional composting facilities
could also be developed to handle yard waste throughout the District. As more
recyclable material is collected, the need for material recovery facilities will grow. The
District will continually monitor progress in the development of a more comprehensive
integrated solid waste system and seek grants through the ADEQ to fund the necessary
improvements.

3.      Recycling

How will the District assure that Recycling follows the state legislated goal?

The District will achieve the stated goal by providing an improved education and public
awareness program and by providing additional drop-off and transfer capability. The
District will also establish additional material recover facilities as needed. Marketing of
recyclable materials will also become critical as more recyclable material is reclaimed
from the waste stream.

At a minimum:

Establish a realistic and achievable recycling goal for the District.

The District has set a goal of reducing the waste stream by 45% by the year 2010.

4.      Waste Reduction

What will be the District’s direct efforts be with business, industry and
households that will reduce the amount of waste entering the waste stream?

The District plans to develop and implement a public awareness and information
exchange system that emphasizes waste reduction and recycling. This program will
target residential, commercial, and industrial waste generators within the District.

At a minimum:

Establish on-going public outreach programs that address waste reduction.

The District plans to develop and implement a public outreach program that emphasizes
waste reduction and recycling. This program will target residential, commercial, and
industrial waste generators within the District.




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5.     Special Materials

What role will the District take in proper management in each of the follow special
materials?
      a.    Illegal Disposal
            i.      Illegal Dumping
                    As explained previously, the District has adequately addressed the
                    closure of illegal dumps to the point that very few illegal dumps are
                    known within the District.         This achievement is due to the
                    provisions for waste collection and disposal that are detailed in this
                    document. Potential problems in illegal disposal could reoccur if
                    continued financial provisions and local government participation is
                    not continued. Continued enforcement and public education
                    programs will insure that local governments will continue to
                    participate and fund their solid waste management systems
                    insuring that the illegal dumping does not occur. The District Staff
                    is working on legislation to provide grant funds for funding illegal
                    dump control officers.
               ii. Litter
                     The District plans to establish a public education program that
                      targets waste reduction and recycling. This program will also have
                      an element of litter control and enforcement through local officials.
                      This program will be dependent upon the proper education of local
                      law enforcement and a commitment on their part to enforce the
                      litter laws that are in place. The District will provide education
                      material to insure that local officials understand their role in litter
                      control.
               iii. Open Burning
                      The District plans to establish a public education program that
                      targets waste reduction and recycling. This program will also have
                      an element of open burning control and enforcement through local
                      officials. This program is also dependent upon the proper
                      education of local law enforcement and a commitment on their part
                      to enforce open burning regulations that are in place. The District
                      will provide education material to insure that local officials
                      understand their role in this area.


       b.      Waste Tires
                      The District does not plan to change their role in the
                      administration of the waste tire program.          However, more
                      emphasis will be added to recycling or reuse of waste tires and
                      the addition of more collection centers or containers.




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       c.      Batteries
                       The District does not plan to develop a specific waste battery
                       program. However, the District supports individual city and
                       county governments in battery collection.           The Pine Bluff
                       Household Hazardous Waste facility accepts batteries from the
                       public. Radio Shack has begun a pilot program in Pine Bluff for
                       the collection of batteries from the public.
       d.      Household Chemical Waste
                       The District does not plan to develop a formal household
                       hazardous waste program at this time. However, the District
                       plans to work with private hazardous waste industry to provide
                       community collection of household hazardous waste. Future
                       cooperation with local industry is also planned. The District is
                       also working with the City of Pine Bluff to help with their
                       Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
       e.      Waste Electronics
                       Ashley County recently purchased a 53’ E-Waste Trailer for
                       rotation in the UNICOR E-Waste Program. In addition, Chicot
                       County, Desha County, Lincoln County, the City of Monticello,
                       and the City of Warren were awarded E-Waste grants by ADEQ
                       for participation in the program. Ashley County’s site is fully
                       operational. The southern five counties e-waste program is
                       operational and the district is working on a similar program for the
                       northern five counties and possibly a combination of the two. The
                       district wide e-waste program will be operational as soon as
                       ADEQ resolves the regular e-waste grant we requested but have
                       not received.
       f.      Construction and Demolition Waste
                        Since the District does not have excessive C&D dumps, the
                        District role is to encourage the proper disposal trend to continue.
                        Problems could develop if a large population growth trend starts
                        or if Class IV waste disposal capacity reduces significantly. The
                        District will maintain a watch on the C&D waste disposal to insure
                        that waste generation rates do not exceed disposal capability.
       g.      Other Solid Wastes
                         The District does not have plan to incorporate other special
                         materials into the overall management system at this time.

At a minimum:

Identify problems related to each special material listed and explain how they will
be addressed.




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Each of the above items includes a discussion of problems.

6. Education and Public Awareness

How will the District approach education and public awareness?

At a minimum:

Identify education and public awareness programs that incorporate integrated
solid waste management systems.

The District plans to partner with ADEQ to develop an education and public awareness
program that incorporates all the elements of an integrated solid waste management
system. The implementation of this program depends upon funding from the ADEQ.
The first step in the development of this program is to fund the appropriate trained staff
to design and develop the public education system to fit the individual needs of the
member counties and cities within the District. The education coordinator will then
incorporate the collection, disposal, recycling, waste reduction, special materials,
elements into the overall program. The program will be designed to target residential,
commercial, and industrial waste streams within the district. The public education
program will include elements of illegal dump control, litter control, and special material
handling.

7.     Other Goals

How will the District approach other solid waste related goals?

At a minimum:

Identify other goals that incorporated into integrated solid waste management
systems. Include any other goals that the Regional Solid Waste Management
Board may have.

The District has not established any other specific goals at this time.

8.     Storm and Disaster Debris

How will the District approach the management and disposal of storm related
debris?

At a minimum:

Identify disaster related management and disposal of storm related debris goals
that incorporate into integrated solid waste management systems. Include any
other disaster and emergency response goals that the Regional Solid Waste
Management Board may have.



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The district’s ultimate goal is to dispose of storm related debris in the most efficient and
environmentally friendly manner possible, while adhering to the rules and regulations
passed by the state and ADEQ. This goal may be reached many different ways but will
be most easily reached by adherence to our integrated solid waste management
system, which has been laid out in this document, and the cooperation of the locals and
district representatives. The district does not have a specific plan for the abatement of
storm debris. Instead the district has opted to leave those decisions with the local
Judge or Mayor who is better equipped to make those micromanagement decisions for
their specific area at the specific time of a disaster. However, if the local area, judge,
and/or mayor needs additional assistance in the operation, management and/or
financing of disaster related debris cleanup, the district stands ready to assist them in
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Section 2.204                 Goal Areas - Objectives

A.C.A. §8-6-710. Solid waste management responsibility. a)(1) Each regional solid
waste management board shall be the governmental entity primarily responsible for
providing a solid waste management system for the district.

Keeping in mind the information collected on the six major Goal Areas under Chapter
Two – Activities Analysis, and the District’s specific goals for each named in the above
section, provide information that could help the District attain its goals during the next
ten years:

                             List probable problems that the District might face

                      In general, the District needs to enhance collection and recycling
                      capability in specific areas including Ashley, Cleveland, and Chicot
                      Counties. This will require these areas to devote a funding
                      mechanism to solid waste management.               Specific problems
                      identified in each of the six major goal areas are addressed below.

                             List possible solutions that the District might follow:

                      In general, the District will engage an educational and technical
                      assistance program that will assist local governments in meeting
                      the stated goals. More specific solutions are identified below.


A.     Collection
        Problems
As mentioned throughout this plan, the District has coordinated a widespread collection
system that is administered by local governments. The only potential problem with the
collection system is in areas where the local government depends upon private
contractors to provide collection. In these areas, the participation is voluntary and the
funding is collected on an individual basis by the private haulers.

       Solutions

The District solution to this potential problem with collection is to provide the subject
areas of the District with technical assistance in developing contracts with private
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B.     Disposal

        Problems
The Class I waste disposal issues of the District are adequately handled by the existing
landfills located in the District. This capacity will help provide cost effective disposal for
the District for the future.
No problems are anticipated with disposal at this time.

       Solutions

No problems are identified at this time.

C.     Recycling

       Problems

Additional waste recovery facilities drop off centers, and recyclable collection provisions
will be needed in order for the District to meet the stated goals. Also, cooperative
marketing of recyclables will be needed in the future.

       Solutions

The District will seek grants from the ADEQ to develop additional facilities and enhance
the marketing of recyclables.

D.     Waste Reduction

       Problems

The District does not currently have a formal waste reduction program.

       Solutions

The District may develop a waste reduction program as part of the overall solid waste
educational program. The District will also partner with ADEQ on solid waste education
programs. The District will seek grants from the ADEQ to develop the overall solid
waste education program.




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E.     Special Materials

Identify problems and solutions for each of the following special materials?
       a.    Illegal Disposal

               i.     Illegal Dumping
                              Problems
                                     The District has significantly reduced the presence of
                                     illegal dump sites. However, in order to maintain this
                                     accomplishment, the District must keep the
                                     cooperation of local governments for law
                                     enforcement.
                              Solutions
                                     The District will continue to work with local
                                     governments on the identification and enforcement of
                                     illegal dumping. The District will include an element
                                     of illegal dump control in the overall solid waste
                                     education program. The District Staff is working on
                                     legislation to provide grant funds for funding illegal
                                     dump control officers.


               ii.    Litter
                               Problems
                                      The District is dependent upon local governments to
                                      provide enforcement of litter laws.
                               Solutions
                                      The District will continue to work with local
                                      governments on litter control and enforcement. The
                                      District will include an element of litter control in the
                                      overall solid waste education program.

               iii.   Open Burning
                           Problems
                                  The District is dependent upon local governments to
                                  provide enforcement of open burning laws.
                           Solutions
                                  The District will continue to work with local
                                  governments on control of open burning. The District
                                  will include an element of open burning control in the
                                  overall solid waste education program.

       b.      Waste Tires
                               Problems
                                      The District has not identified significant problems
                                      with the existing waste tire management program.


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                              Solutions
                               None proposed at this time.

              c.      Batteries
                            Problems
                            The District does not currently have a program for waste
                            battery disposal.
                            Solutions
                             Some individual jurisdictions have started battery collection.

               d.     Household Chemical Waste
                           Problems
                           The District does not currently have a program for household
                           hazardous or chemical waste.
                           Solutions
                            Some individual jurisdictions have started household
                            chemical waste programs.

               e.     Waste Electronics
                           Problems
                           No problems have been identified with our e-waste recycling
                           efforts.
                           Solutions
                            N/A

               f.     Construction and Demolition Waste
                           Problems
                            Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is collected by
                            various methods by local governments as explained
                            previously in this document. Several Class IV waste
                            disposal sites are available throughout the District as
                            previously described. No potential problems are identified
                            as this time with the management of Construction and
                            Demolition waste.
                           Solutions
                             No disposal problems are identified for C&D waste at this
                             time.

               g.     Other Solid Wastes
                            Problems
                              No other Solid Waste Disposal issues are identified as
                              potential problems at this time.
                            Solutions
                              No other solid waste problems are identified at this time.




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F.     Education and Public Awareness
                      Problems
                             The District has identified the need for a public education
                             program that covers all of the goal areas listed in previous
                             sections. The District does not currently have the financial
                             resources to support the staff and administrative costs to
                             develop a comprehensive solid waste education program
                             that addresses all of the required elements.

                      Solutions
                              The District will seek grants from the ADEQ to develop the
                              educational program as described.
G.     Other
                      Problems
                             No other problems are identified at this time.

                      Solutions
                              No other problems are identified at this time.

H.     Storm and Disaster Debris

                      Problems
                            The district has not identified any problems with our system
                            for dealing with storm and disaster debris.
                      Solutions
                            Not Applicable




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Section 2.205                 Administrative
A.     Plan Implementation

Provide an administrative plan defining the implementation strategy, guidelines,
policies and procedures.

The District must first acquire the staff and administrative support necessary to address
the goal areas. The first goal area to be addressed is the solid waste education
program. This is dependent upon successful award of the associated grants from the
ADEQ.

B.     Implementation Timetable

Provide a timetable outlining goal implementation schedule
The District plans to apply for the necessary grants during the 2007 or 2008 fiscal years.
The appropriate staff should be in place the following year and a detailed
implementation plan and schedule developed.

C.     Funding and Budget

1.    Does the current staff meet the needs of the District to provide a quality
system of solid waste management oversight for its citizens? If not, in what
areas is there a staffing need and how does the District plan to address this
shortage?

As described previously, the District is in need of additional resources to define and
implement the solid waste education and other programs. This additional staff will be
dependent upon proper grants from the ADEQ.


2.     List all revenue sources and/or fees, such as user fees, waste disposal
fees, grants, loans, and sales of recovered materials. Provide an estimation of
total receipts from each revenue source from the previous year for the District.
Estimate the percentage of annual revenue from each source.
         REVENUE SOURCE               ANNUAL RECEIPTS           % ANNUAL
                                                                REVENUE
          Hauler License Fees                $2500                 .68%
             ADEQ Grants                   $434,977               98.3%
         Tire Container income               $5,000               1.22%
                 TOTAL                     $442,477               100%




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Section 2.206                 Legislative Studies

Provide a list of legislative studies the District would like to see addressed.

The District has several issues that they would like to see addressed. These issues
include the following:

1.   Waste tire program to sunset for the land disposal of whole tires.

2. Solid Waste Facilities Operators Licensing Committee should be given more
   authority to determine policy regarding the licensing of operators.

3. Request the legislature to repay $10 million dollars to the Landfill Post Closure Trust
   Fund from general revenue.

4. Set up the infrastructure to recycle e-waste before a ban is placed on the land
   disposal of e-waste.

5. Expand the categories eligible for grant funding in the Solid Waste Management and
   Recycling Grants program. (Reg. 28)

6. Make an inventory of the closed landfills covered by the landfill post closure trust
   fund and establish a base line for water quality for each one.

7. Consider removing the sales tax on solid waste services

8.   Reduction of paperwork – reports required by ADEQ

9.   Consider limiting host fees of other solid waste districts

10. Consider providing the funding for each district to employ an illegal dumps control
    officer.




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Section 2.207                 Appendices

Append to the Plan, where available, the following information.   (Append any
changes or additions to Annual Reports.)



Administrative Procedures, Regulations, Ordinances or Policies
APPENDIX A

Financial Information
APPENDIX B

Maps
APPENDIX C

District Hauler License Program
APPENDIX D

Recycling Program Reports
APPENDIX E

District Waste Tire Program
APPENDIX F




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