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Boston Mountain Solid Waste District
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Prairie Grove, AR 479-846-3005
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Act 749 of 1991 Information

Act 749 was passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 1991. It added Section 8-9-203 to the Arkansas Code, which requires every state agency, college or university, county, city and public school to implement a recycling program in-house. The District stands ready to assist any of these entities, particularly local governments and schools, with developing a workable recycling program to fit your needs and comply with Arkansas Law. Please give us a call at (888) 426-9278 for assistance.

Ark. Code Ann. Section 8-9-203. Recycling by governmental entities

(a) Beginning December 31, 1991, each state agency, state college or university, county, city, and public school, in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the State Marketing Board for Recyclables shall:

(1) Establish a source separation and recycling program for recyclables generated as a result of agency operations;

(2) Adopt procedures for collection and storage of recyclables; and

(3) Make contractual or other arrangements for transportation and sale of recyclables.

(b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit any state agency, state college or university, county, city, or public school from engaging in, contracting for, or otherwise allowing or arranging for composting of yard waste on property owned or controlled by the governmental entity.

Educational Programs

K-6 Educational Programs

Stan the Can Man Visits the Recycling Center

A slide show presentation introducing students to the general concepts of curbside recycling using Stan the Can Man. Stan the Can Man is a solid waste character! He is a trash can man who only eats trash.no recyclables! Recyclables give Stan an upset stomach! Stan is a big fan of recycling because it keeps the recyclables out of his trash!!!! Stan the Can Man will come along to make this presentation lively!

Format: Slide Show
Length: Minimum of 30 minutes


The Great Recycling Adventure

A slide show presentation introducing students to the concepts of recycling and integrated waste management. Based on a coloring book story, the characters Juan and Michelle take a magical tour of solid waste facilities in a flying wheel chair. Motivates students to be active in their own recycling adventures!

Format: Slide Show
Length: Minimum of 20 minutes

 

 

There are many other programs that can not be posted here. Please call for more information.

***Most programs can be modified to meet the needs of the current classroom situation. Other programs may be designed on topics including: Integrated Waste Management, Recycling, Composting, Vermicomposting, Burn Barrels, Household Hazardous Waste and more For more information call (888) 426-9278 .

 

 

Middle School and Junior High Educational Programs

 

 

Recycling 101: The Integrated Picture

This program provides an introduction to recycling and the role of recycling in solid waste management. Information about the importance of recycling and the recycling programs that are available in Northwest Arkansas will be provided to attendees.

Format: Slide Show
Length: 20-30 minutes
Format: Slide Show
Length: Minimum of 45 minutes


HHW Jeopardy

Following a short informational presentation on Household Hazardous Waste, students will apply what they have learned by playing this classic game show. Students will learn what HHW is, why it is dangerous and how HHW should be disposed.

Format: Slide Show
Length: Minimum of 45 minutes

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

Solid Waste Education

A general introduction to what solid waste really is. Provides information about the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District and the services offered. This program is good for any adult group, and can be used for high school and college classes.

Format: Slide Show
Length: 35-40 minutes

 


Recycling 101: The Integrated Picture

This program provides an introduction to recycling and the role of recycling in solid waste management. Information about the importance of recycling and the recycling programs that are available in Northwest Arkansas will be provided to attendees.

Format: Slide Show
Length: 20-30 minutes

 


Illegal Dumping in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas the Natural State has an unnatural problem. Packed full of illegal dump photographs taken in Northwest Arkansas, attendees will learn what illegal dumping is and the health and environmental hazards that are created by them.

Format: Slide Show
Length: 30-45 minutes

 


Household Hazardous Waste

Most households have some type of household hazardous waste (HHW). This program will teach attendees what HHW is, why we should be concerned about it and how residents of Northwest Arkansas can dispose of their HHW.

Format: Slide Show
Length: 20-30 minutes

New Littering Hotline Announced

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced a new littering hotline.  You can call this number and report anything from someone flicking a cigarette butt out the window to large amounts of trash falling off a truck while you remain anonymous.  Just call and give them a description of the car, the license plate number (important) and where it occurred.  The number to call is (866) 811-1222.

Recycling

Recycling is taking a material, processing it and re-manufacturing it into another product...SIMPLE!  The most commonly recycled items are metals, paper, and plastic.  With enough time and money, nearly everything could be recycled, just not economically.  We have to remember that, start to finish, recycling is a manufacturing process.  We are creating a raw material that must meet certain specifications.  Materials must be sorted and cleaned before they can be used again to make new products.

 

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Burning and Air Pollution Regulations

State of Arkansas Burning & Air Pollution Regulations

 

Current as of July 31, 2006

 

Household Trash / Burn Barrels and Construction & Demolition Waste / Tires

 

  

Arkansas State Air Pollution Control Regulations Section 18.6 (b) prohibits the open burning of waste materials. Specifically, it states that:  No person shall cause or permit the open burning of refuse, garbage, trade waste, tires or other waste materials, or shall conduct a salvage operation by open burning (including lumber and/or wood).  These are considered a waste material and cannot be burned according to State Laws.

 

However, these regulations do not apply to the following activities:

·          Fires used for the non-commercial cooking of food for recreational purposes, including barbecues and outdoor fireplaces in connection with any residence. Section 18.6(a)(1);

·         Open burning related to land clearing and agricultural activities. Section 18.6(c)(2);

·         Fires set or authorized by any public officer, board, council, or commission for the purpose of providing instruction in methods of fire fighting. Section 18.6(c)(7);(must conduct an asbestos survey per A.D.E.Q.) 

·         Open fire used at construction sites only for the purpose of warming persons on the site during cold weather. Such fires shall be fueled only by untreated wood or wood products and must be confined within a container made of nonflammable material that does not exceed (30”) inches in width and length, unless prohibited by other local codes or ordinances. Act 259, section 1(8).

 

Subcategories

Waste Reduction

If you are interested in learning more about waste reduction efforts for your home or business or would like to schedule a waste reduction evaluation, contact us.

Waste Prevention

If you would like more information on establishing a waste prevention program for your retail business contact us.  We can help!

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