Form of Government:

City: Mayor/City Council

County: Judge/Quorum Court

(In Arkansas, the County Judge is an administrative position and has no judicial responsibilities. The Quorum Court is a legislative body.)


The Paragould Police Department currently has 46 sworn police officers, 9 civilians and 8 reserve officers, for a total of 55 employees protecting and serving “The Friendly City” of Paragould. Click here to visit their website.


The Paragould Fire Department (PFD) covers approximately 31 square miles and provides fire, rescue, and emergency services to the residents and visitors of the City of Paragould.

City: 33 Full time firefighters and 9 part time firefighters.

Fire Stations: Four

ISO Class Rating: Class 2

All of our firefighters are also trained as Hazmat Technicians and must complete several hours per year of continuing education to keep that certification. The PFD is equipped to respond to hazmat incidents, confined space rescues, and many other incidents that may arise beyond fires.

Solid Waste Landfill

NEA Regional Solid Waste Landfill is located in Paragould and serves a four county area. The facility accepts household, commercial and approved industrial waste. NEA Regional Recycling Center is located at the same location.

Classification: Class 1

Life Expectancy: 30 years

Contact information:
Jason Wolfenbarger, Exec. Director- 870-236-7447
Phone: (870) 239-5572 (Office)
Fax: (870) 239-0690
1810 Greene 890 Road
PO Box 753
Paragould, AR 72451

Hazardous Waste Landfills

Chemical Waste Management (WM Solutions)
36964 Highway 17 North
Emelle, Alabama 35459
(800) 963-4776

Emelle, AL (Hazardous Waste Facility) accepts the following Hazardous Materials:

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

They also accept non-hazardous materials. For a list visit the website: WM Solutions

Hazardous Waste Incinerator

Clean Harbors El Dorado LLC
309 American Circle
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 863-7173

Clean Harbors El Dorado incineration facility specializes in the treatment of hazardous wastes (RCRA regulated) and non-hazardous wastes by high temperature incineration. Clean Harbors Website