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Sanders signs bill that would require LRS to pay $13 million to reopen NABORS landfill

Arkansas's popular Governor has signed HB1744. The bill, which was supported by Arkansas Senator Scott Flippo and Arkansas State Representative Stetson Painter, will require Illinois based LRS to reimburse $13 million to the state for the closure of NABORS Landfill, if the company decides to go ahead with its purchase and reopen the landfill.…

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LRS would be required to pay $13 million to reopen NABORS landfill if new bill signed by Sanders

The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s attempted sale of NABORS landfill to Illinois based company Lakeshore Recycling System (LRS) may soon hit another speed bump if Governor Sarah Huckabee-Sanders signs a new bill amending the state’s environmental law surrounding its Landfill Post-Closure Trust fund. HB1744 was recently given the nod by the Arkansas State Senate…

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Friends of the White River rebut LRS op-ed on NABORS landfill in Bulletin

Last week, a guest column by Mr. Rusty Janssen, Senior Vice President for LRS South, was published in this space [in the Baxter Bulletin]. In his column he addressed the emerging controversy surrounding the proposed sale and reopening of the failed, environmentally hazardous NABORS landfill in Baxter County. After claiming that much “misleading information” and…

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Baxter County passes ordinance to ban the reopening of NABORS landfill

Baxter County's Quorum Court has officially passed its ordinance to ban the opening of new or existing landfills within county limits. The ordinance, which was approved by the county’s legislative affairs committee last week, is a direct response to the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s attempt to sell NABORS landfill to Lakeshore Recycling Systems,…

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Friends of the North Fork and White River respond to NABORS landfill claims

Following the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s public meeting at NABORS landfill last week, the Friends of the North Fork and White River have released an official statement questioning and rebutting some of claims made by officials. It was announced that the sale of NABORS landfill, and the likelihood of it taking on more trash,…

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It’s a done deal: NABORS landfill sale set to happen, could take on new trash as soon as six months

“We’re just waiting on the final closing conditions to be met, and it’s like Fred said, we’re waiting on the judge to sign off [on the sale],” said Rusty Janssen, regional SVP for Lakeshore Recycling Systems. It appears that despite the best efforts of the community within Baxter County, the sale and reopening of NABORS…

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