Solid Waste Process Work Group

"Benton County Talks Trash"

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On Tuesday July 19th the Benton County Board of Commissioners heard the results of a Situational Assessment focused on solid waste and disposal, including Coffin Butte landfill.

An independent third-party affiliated with Oregon Consensus presented the situation assessment. For a copy of the written report, please click HERE.

The assessment includes a recommendation for the Board of Commissioners to create a temporary workgroup for making recommendations to the Board regarding specific solid waste topics. During the July 26th meeting, the Board decided to move forward with the process of convening this work group.


The Work Group will meet from early September through March 2023 (revised Workplan), approximately twice a month for 3-4 hours per meeting. Work group members are expected to attend every meeting. Meeting materials will be sent to each work group member in advance for prior review, and their will likely be some "homework" for work group members between meetings.

Various stakeholders will be participating in the work group, including eight members of the public to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

Public Comment

Meetings will be open to the public with opportunities for public input. Please send written comments to at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, and the comment will be included in the meeting packet provided to the work group. Members of the public may also provide verbal comment during the meetings either in-person or virtually during public comment periods.

Accessing written public comments:


Workgroup Information AND Meeting Schedule

Meetings of the Workgroup
Subcommittees - These subcommittees meet independent from the Workgroup. Please click on a link below to access information for each subcommittee, including dates and times for upcoming meetings.  


Document Library 

Select the "Document Library" link to access various documents related to solid waste and materials management in Benton County.


DRAFT Work Group Report

The DRAFT #3 Work Group Report can be downloaded in either PDF or Word Document format from the following links:

Word Document format is typically the best option for providing comments and edits.


Documents Generated by the Public for Work Group Consideration


Other Information

For more information on the July 26th BOC meeting and agenda, please click HERE.
For more information on the July 19th BOC meeting and agenda, please click HERE.

For more information on Oregon Consensus and the third-party facilitation team, please visit Institute for Conflict Management – Oregon Consensus.