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Benton County calls for volunteers to join the Disposal Site Advisory Committee

Apply for the Disposal Site Advisory Committee and help build a sustainable future.

With significant shifts in waste management and disposal practices, and the development of innovative technologies, Benton County stands at the forefront of redefining its approach to solid waste and disposal management. As we navigate this pivotal time, Benton County is inviting passionate and committed individuals from across our community to step forward and join the Disposal Site Advisory Committee (DSAC).

What does the committee do?

The Disposal Site Advisory Committee, appointed by the Benton County Board of Commissioners, operates under a set of Board-adopted bylaws and the requirements of Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 459 to fill a crucial role in the monitoring of disposal site management. Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Review and Advise: Collaborate with the disposal site permittee to assess the siting, operation, closure, and long-term monitoring of the Coffin Butte regional disposal site.
  • Engage the Community: Provide a platform for community feedback, questions, and concerns regarding the disposal site, fostering dialogue between the community and site operators.
  • Annual Reporting: Prepare a comprehensive annual report summarizing local residents’ concerns and the actions taken by the site operator to address them.

What can you expect?

As a member of the DSAC, you’ll typically participate in quarterly meetings, with additional sub-committee work and occasional extra meetings. On average, committee members dedicate five to ten hours per quarter to support the Board’s DSAC initiatives. No prior experience in solid waste or environmental fields is required – we welcome diverse perspectives and a shared commitment to our community’s well-being.

How to apply

Are you ready to make a tangible impact on Benton County’s materials management system? 

To apply, simply visit our website and complete the application process.

Join us in building a sustainable future

As Benton County charts a course toward a more sustainable future, participation in the DSAC is crucial. This is a chance to embrace an opportunity to create a thriving community that prioritizes environmental stewardship and innovation.

For more information about the appointment process, visit Benton County Boards & Committees – or contact Teresa Larson at 541-766-6890 or by email. For information about DSAC functions and operations, please email the County’s solid waste staff at

Benton County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring and employment practices. This document is available in alternative formats and languages upon request. Please call Cory Grogan at 541-745-4468 or email

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