• Join Northwest Arkansas volunteers at the second annual Pick Up Where You Play community cleanup.

    The Benton County Environmental Division invites the public to the second annual Pick Up Where You Play community cleanup in Siloam Springs. Environmental Division officers and local volunteers will gather on Saturday, October 15 on Davidson Road in Siloam Springs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a community litter cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Davidson Road and Hico Street.  Volunteers will be provided with supplies to collect litter from the side of the road. The goal of the event is to clean up debris left behind on our local roadways and promote ecological awareness.

    Volunteers interested in participating should email the Benton County Environmental Division at: Litter@BentonCountyAR.Gov. Free t-shirts will be given out to all volunteers while supplies last. Please email your name and preferred t-shirt size to the Environmental Division when you sign-up. T-shirts are first come, first serve. If something happens that you can’t make the event please respond to our “Litter” email with your name and “sorry, I can’t make it”.

    This cleanup is held in honor of Environmental Enforcement Officer Mike Harp of Siloam Springs. Mike passed away on July 10, 2022. He served as the Environmental Enforcement Officer for Boston Mountain Solid Waste District for 20 years.

    About the Environmental Division

    The Environmental Division of Benton County is comprised of four officers whose goal is education, eradication, and enforcement. These law enforcement officers investigate illegal solid waste dump sites, issue citations, clean up illegal dump sites, and educate the public on proper solid waste disposal. For more information on this division, please visit our website at: bentoncountyar.gov/environmental/.