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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7:15 am

The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District Board met Tuesday and began discussion of requiring all residents of the district — even those living in rural areas — to have commercial solid waste service, then crack down on illegal dumps and burn barrels.

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  • JustMy Opinion posted at 12:22 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    JustMy Opinion Posts: 282

    For the OMSWD to even suggest such an action is another example of their complete lack of consideration for the people who live in the district. They have been nothing but a joke since the board voted (without asking for public approval) to assume the liability for operating the Nabors' landfill and consequently leaving the district facing millions of dollars in closure costs and fines by the state. You can't or won't enforce the ordinances already enacted; what makes you think you can make people accept an ordinance forcing them to pay for scheduled trash pick up? Why don't you boys stay in your own district where you were elected and do the job you were elected to do and quit meddling with things in other counties you don't know a darn thing about?

  • Nathan Burdick posted at 1:16 pm on Wed, Mar 13, 2013.

    Nathan Burdick Posts: 111

    I'm not even going to get involved the argument of forced trash service. I will merely point out that it has been illegal to burn household waste in the state of Arkansas since 1972 and if county officials actually enforced the law like they are supposed to there would be a rather large number of county residents who would be getting some pretty big fines. Also, even Searcy county has county wide trash pickup although I believe it is paid for through property taxes so it's use is almost a moot point rather than it being mandated.

  • Sotypical posted at 10:10 am on Wed, Mar 13, 2013.

    Sotypical Posts: 89

    Same here....I had rural pickup, cost was prohibitive, and currently I take my trash and recyclables to the Boone County Center on the bypass. I am happy to do this but I be damned if I am to be forced to pay for roadside pickup. I see plenty of elected officials on the waste board who probably would have a tough time getting reelected if they cram this down electors throats.....

  • cathy1960 posted at 9:44 am on Wed, Mar 13, 2013.

    cathy1960 Posts: 110

    There will be a big problem when you force people to have trash pickup. We recycle everything we can, and there is very little left. The rest is burned in our fire pit. We had trash pickup but it got so expensive that we could not afford it. If it is a free service, go right ahead. Otherwise, I want no part in it, and I am tired of having this stuff rammed down my throat. We don't litter or dump illegally. [thumbdown]

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