The Arkansas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (“SWANA”) announced it is hosting a Waste Tire Management Stakeholder meeting in Little Rock, on November 7th.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide guidance to Arkansas legislators and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) staff in regards to waste tire management in Arkansas.

The Arkansas General Assembly enacted legislation a number of years ago whose purpose is to ensure the appropriate management of waste tires in Arkansas. Both ADEQ and Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management Districts play roles in the program. For example, ADEQ administers the program and requires permits for certain waste tire collection, processing and disposal activity. Further, the agency issues licenses to operators of waste tire processing facilities and waste tire transporters.

SWANA states that the goal of the meeting is:

. . .to assist in developing the most efficient and effective waste tire management program possible. Stakeholders will come together to develop strategies for improving the management of waste tires and assist with development of proposed legislation.

The agenda reflects participation in the program by:

  • ADEQ
  • Districts
  • Processors
  • Enforcement Officers

The agenda reflects the proposed review of issues such as:

  • System Funding
  • Distribution of Funds
  • Collection, Hauling & Reporting
  • Processing and Markets

The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport Convention Center. The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in or actively participates in waste tire management.

The organization states that a free lunch will be provided with advance registration. Click here for registration information and an agenda.