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STATEWIDE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN - UPDATE. In 2001, the Arkansas General Assembly required ADEQ to develop a Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan which gives emphasis to regional planning.

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statewide solid waste management plan update
STATEWIDE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN - UPDATE
  • In 2001, the Arkansas General Assembly required ADEQ to develop a Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan which gives emphasis to regional planning.
  • After partnering with RSWMDs, UALR’s Cooperative Extension, and the Arkansas Environmental Federation, the Solid Waste Division implemented the statewide plan in November 2003.
update
UPDATE
  • Along with the Department’s 10-year Strategic Plan, the Department’s website, and the current Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan, citizens, industry, and Government had access to more environmental information than ever before.
update1
UPDATE
  • A complete review of the current plan is required before November 2013.
  • A Kick-Off Meeting was held at ADEQ HQ on 8-24-2011, with leaders from Government, Industry, Education, Environment, and Business concerns participating.
update2
UPDATE
  • A follow-up meeting was held on 9-16-2011 in which volunteers formed the Goals Subcommittee to develop High-Level Goals for the State.
  • Subsequent meetings of the Goals Subcommittee were held on 10/07/11, 12/09/11, 1/05/12, and 1/19/12.
update3
UPDATE
  • A PowerPoint of progress will be presented at the next full Committee Meeting on 1/19/12.
  • Comprehensive Waste Management Assessment
  • What are the bright spots?
  • What are the State’s needs?
update4
UPDATE
  • Develop a cohesive strategy for the State of Arkansas.
  • Will include goals for waste diversion, recycling, education.
  • Manage solid waste while using fewer resources.
progress
PROGRESS
  • Statewide Solid Waste Planning Committee
  • Current Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan
  • Current RSWMB Plan Updates
  • http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/solwaste/branch_programs/statewide_sw_management_plan.htm
solid waste history
Solid Waste History
  • 64 Class 1 landfills early 80s
  • Federal Subtitle requirements1
  • 1991 – Act 749 management of waste stream by recycling 40% by 2000
  • 2001 Act 94 set a new recycling goal of 45% by 2010
  • 2011 What’s the percentage recycled?
recycling and marketing branch
Recycling and Marketing Branch
  • Technical and Education Assistance
  • Grant Programs
  • Reporting Requirements
  • RSWMDs
  • Tax Credit Programs for Businesses
regulations and acts
Regulations and Acts
  • Reg. 28 – County Recycling Programs
  • Reg. 11 – Recycling Grants Program
  • Act 512 – Computer and Electronic Equipment Grants Program
  • Act 1410 – E-Waste Grants Program
  • Act 819 – Recycling Funding Use
regulation 28 county recycling
Regulation 28 – County Recycling
  • Counties establish convenient centers
  • Open non-traditional working hours
  • Collect 3 or more recyclables
  • Public awareness
  • Track and report tonnage collected
  • Submit annual report
regulation 11 recycling grants
Regulation 11 - Recycling Grants
  • Awarded annually in September
  • Assist with meeting State and District Solid Waste Plan
          • Solid Waste Planning
          • Recycling and Composting Equipment
          • Recycling Programs
          • Transfer Stations accepting recycling
          • Material Recovery Facility
          • RSWMD Administrative
new legislation in 2011
New Legislation in 2011

Act 819 – Updating Regulation 11

  • Funding solid waste reduction activities
    • Raw Material - adding shingles to asphalt mix
    • Fuel Source – wood or tire chips to a waste-to-fuel process
  • Recycling equipment usage
    • Used at least 50% on recycling projects
  • Expense itemization
act 512 computer and electronic equipment grants
Act 512 – Computer and Electronic Equipment Grants
  • Previously known as E-WEN
  • Management of electronics
  • Regulation 11 – Chapter 5
  • Eligible Categories
  • Granted annually in February
  • Limited life-span
rswmd board responsibilities
RSWMD Board responsibilities
  • Review, insure project qualifies, prioritize
  • Ensure all projects are started and

completed on time

  • Ensure adequate revenues to sustain project
  • Report itemizations of funds expended
  • Ensure equipment usage
  • Report progress on project for 5years

Tonnage and Revenues

electronic waste grants
Electronic-Waste Grants
  • Annual E-Waste Grants Program
      • E-waste management
      • Open to public, private, non-profit
      • September solicitation
      • Competitive selection process
      • Report expenditures
getting the percentage up
Getting the Percentage UP
  • Reviewing existing programs
  • Establish convenient opportunities
    • Citizens
    • Businesses
    • Composting
    • Additional materials
    • Diversion opportunities
growth of a community program
Growth of a Community Program

Elected officials offer residents curbside and drop-off recycling opportunities

regional recycling program
Regional Recycling Program

Six cities now offer curbside and drop-off recycling for residents

cooperative recycling efforts
Cooperative Recycling Efforts

Monroe & Prairie counties

share a facility

Faulkner County cities share equipment and processing center; are building curbside recycling services for all residents.

Madison County offers a Recycling Processing Center, Transfer Station, Curbside Recycling collection site and a Resale Shop in one location.

adeq can help you
ADEQ Can Help You
  • Recycling Staff can offer assistance:
    • Waste Audit
    • Educational Outreach
    • Evaluating Program Needs
    • Staff Grants Training