The Solid Waste Management Division is responsible for regulating the handling, processing and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste.
The Solid Waste Management Division is organized into three branches:
The Enforcement and Inspection Branch is the enforcement arm of the Division.
It is responsible for ensuring permitted facilities are operating according to federal and state requirements along with
specific requirements identified in the permit. The branch also investigates and coordinates citizens’ complaints regarding
illegal dumping with the Solid Waste Management Boards/Districts and attempts to identify those responsible for the illegal
activities. Civil penalties proposed in Notices of Violation (NOV) are determined by
ADEQ’s Uniform Penalty Policy.
The Programs Branch provides administrative, financial and programmatic assistance to the
division. It provides assistance to the division and to the public pursuant to regulation and legislation proposals, updates,
changes and amendments. It manages the Waste Tire Management Program and the licensure programs for Solid Waste Management
Facility Operators and Illegal Dump Control Officers. The Programs Branch oversees the plans and needs assessments of the
eighteen (18) Regional Solid Waste Management Districts throughout the State.
It also provides the division assistance on special projects as needed.
The Technical Branch provides technical assistance during facility permitting
and is primarily responsible for permitting all solid waste management facilities. Permits are required for various classes
of landfills, composting, transfer stations, material recovery and waste tire processing facilities. The Technical Branch is
also responsible for Post Closure Trust Fund [PCTF] activities.
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To protect the environment and enhance the welfare of the citizens
of Arkansas by effective solid waste management through the Division’s enforcement,
planning, permitting, recycling and grants programs.