Baxter County Road & Bridge Department was established in 1873. Our mission is maintaining and building
county roads and bridges. The first priority is maintaining county roads and bridges with the greatest
traffic on a regular basis, while less traveled county roads and bridges being maintained on a less
regular basis. Furthermore, we assist the Police, Sheriff's Department and Emergency rescue crews in
the evacuations during emergencies. Our team at the Road & Bridge Department takes pride in our efforts
to serve the taxpayers of this county.
Baxter County Road & Bridge has many duties. They consist of:
1. Build underdeveloped county roads to meet new county standards.
2. Resurface and widen existing hardsurfaced county roads.
3. Patch potholes.
4. Grade and maintain primary gravel roads on a regular basis and
secondary roads as needed.
5. Haul base, gravel or rock to maintain gravel roads.
6. Snow & ice removal using rock/salt or sand for traction.
7. Tree removal off of county roads after storms.
8. Animal carcass removal from the middle of county roads
( to the side of the roads * NO * pick up ).
9. Repair and maintain shoulders of the county roads.
10. Providing/Maintaining road signs such as street, stop, speed limit
11. Cleaning and maintaining culverts and ditches.
12. Mowing of Rights of Way.
13. Cutting trees that are on the ROW which may be a danger to the public.
14. Trimming limbs on and over ROW.
PLEASE remember to contact your area volunteer fire departments and be aware of all burn bans BEFORE
you begin to burn any leaves or brush.
Spring: As spring planting time rolls around, residents are reminded that no trees, shrubbery, or
other plantings may be placed within the right-of-way. The road right-of-way is easily measured
between twenty & thirty feet ( there are differences depending on when the county road was
established however, all of them are between 20 - 30 feet ) from the centerline of the roadway.
Fall: Residents are reminded NOT to burn or dump leaves on the road surface or to dump leaves and
other debris in the ditches.
Winter: Wait until the snow plow has plowed your road before plowing/shoveling your driveway.
Do not park your vehicles on the roadway. If you are on the roadway and you approach an oncoming
snow plow, SLOW DOWN and move as far to the right that is possible and allow the plow to pass safely.
We also ask that you do not allow children to ride sleds in the roads or play on mounds of snow
created by snow plows until the snow plows have completed their job and left the scene.
Recycling & Hazardous Waste Center
2017 Hwy 5 South, Mountain Home, AR 72653
For Baxter County Residents Only
Open Mondays ONLY - 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Rules & Guidelines
DO NOT MIX CHEMICALS
No glass containers.
Materials MUST be in original containers.
Must be appropriately labeled.
Collection limits per year per household:
Oil based paint cans - 5 gallon limit.
The following list shows common household items containing potentially
hazardous ingredients that might be found in the garages, basement, or
other storage spaces in the home: