Government Services

City Hall

Form of Government

City: Mayor / Council
County: Judge / Quorum Court


City: 145 Officers
County: 29 Deputies

The Jonesboro Police Department is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). With this accomplishment, the Jonesboro department is among only 392 Municipal Law Enforcement agencies in the United States with this accreditation.  The Jonesboro Police Department is one of only three municipal police departments in Arkansas to achieve this honor.


City: 112 Firefighters
Equipment: 19 Units
Fire Insurance Class Rating: Class 3

Solid Waste Landfill

Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority / Legacy Landfill
Class 1
Life Expectancy: 100 years
Current Permit Expires July 2014

Residents of the City of Jonesboro do not have to pay for disposal unless they have construction material or tires if they bring more than four (4) passenger tires per year.  A half-cent sales tax collected by the City pays for residential sanitation service.

The landfill provides for the disposal of non-hazardous solid waste; waste tire collection and electronic waste recycling.  Metal, plastic and glass recycling are provided through private recyclers.

For more information please visit the Landfill's website at Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority

Hazardous Waste Landfills

Chemical Waste Management (WM Solutions)
36964 Hwy. 17 North
Emelle, Alabama  35459

Chemical Waste Management offers the following hazardous waste disposal services:

  • Asbestos
  • Drum Management-Liquids
  • Drum Management-Solids
  • Fuels Blending
  • Hazardous Waste Transportation
  • Macroencapsulation
  • Metals Stabilization
  • Microencapsulation
  • PCB Landfill (TSCA)
  • PCB Transformer/Electrical Services
  • Rail Spur On-Site
  • RCRA Landfill
  • Stabilization
  • Storage and Transfer for Recycling

Normal waste is accepted on a case by case basis.  The facility has rail capabilities with a spur located 17 miles from the active facility.  For more information visit the website at

Hazardous Waste Incinerator
Clean Harbors El Dorado, LLC
309 American Circle; El Dorado, AR  71730
For more information visit the website at

City of Jonesboro and Craighead County, December 2011
Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority, Legacy Landfill, December 2011
Chemical Waste Management Solutions website, December 2011