2019 Arkansas Code
Title 8 - Environmental Law
Chapter 6 - Disposal of Solid Wastes and Other Refuse
Subchapter 6 - Solid Waste Management and Recycling Fund Act
§ 8-6-606. Landfill Disposal Fees

Universal Citation: AR Code § 8-6-606 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) Except as provided in subsection (c) or subsection (e) of this section, there is imposed on each landfill permittee a landfill disposal fee of twenty-five cents (25¢) for each uncompacted cubic yard of solid waste and forty-five cents (45¢) for each compacted cubic yard of solid waste received at the landfill.

    • (2) If a landfill permittee is required or chooses to operate on a weight basis, the landfill disposal fee shall be one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for each one (1) ton (2,000 lbs.) of solid waste received at the landfill.

  • (b)

    • (1) Except as provided in subsections (a) and (c) of this section, for all solid waste generated and transported within the state but to be disposed of outside the state, there is imposed on each such solid waste transporter a solid waste transportation fee of twenty-five cents (25¢) for each uncompacted cubic yard of solid waste and forty-five cents (45¢) for each compacted cubic yard of solid waste transported.

    • (2) If a solid waste transporter chooses to operate on a weight basis, the solid waste transportation fee shall be one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for each ton of solid waste transported in the state.

  • (c)

    • (1) For those permitted landfills where a private industry bears the expense of operating and maintaining the landfill solely for the disposal of wastes generated by the industry, there is imposed on each landfill permittee a landfill disposal fee of ten cents (10¢) for each uncompacted cubic yard of solid waste and twenty cents (20¢) for each compacted cubic yard of solid waste received at the landfill.

    • (2) If the landfill permittee chooses to operate on a weight basis, the landfill disposal fee under this subsection shall be fifty cents (50¢) for each ton of solid waste received at the landfill.

  • (d)

    • (1)

      • (A) By January 1, 2004, all permitted facilities identified by rule of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission as Class 1 and Class 3C landfills, except those permitted landfills that shall comply with closure requirements before January 1, 2005, shall install scales and commence weighing all solid waste received at the landfill.

      • (B) This requirement may be satisfied by utilizing an alternative weighing system approved by the Director of the Division of Environmental Quality.

    • (2) Class 1 and Class 3C landfills shall be required to weigh all loads in excess of one (1) ton (2,000 lbs.), unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Division of Environmental Quality. This provision authorizes Class 1 and Class 3C landfills to estimate weights for residential and other similar loads weighing less than one (1) ton (2,000 lbs.).

    • (3) Class 1 and Class 3C landfills shall install and operate scales for the purpose of weighing solid waste received at the landfill and shall maintain and operate the scales in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture standards.

    • (4) Except as provided in subdivisions (d)(1) and (2) of this section, beginning January 1, 2004:

      • (A) All quarterly reports required by this subchapter to be submitted by Class 1 and Class 3C landfill permittees to the division shall accurately state the total weight of solid waste received at the landfill, and the total weight of solid waste received at the landfill shall be based upon the recorded weight scale measurements; and

      • (B) The recorded weight scale measurements of solid waste received at Class 1 and Class 3C landfills shall be used to calculate the solid waste disposal fees payable to the division by Class 1 and Class 3C landfill permittees.

  • (e) Solid waste collected during the annual Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful campaigns that are sponsored by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission is exempt from the landfill disposal fee under this section.

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