Cleveland County, Arkansas

County Services

Online Services

County Services

Cleveland County Herald

Britt Talent, Editor/Publisher
Stan Sadler, Other Days Editor 
Douglas Boultinghouse, Graphic Design

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 657 Rison AR 71665

Service Contact Information:
Britt Talent | 870-325-6412 | service website

Cleveland County Historical Society

For information on the Historical Society contact  Annette Rawls, Corresponding Secretary at

Service Contact Information:
Annette Rawls

Cleveland County Library

Cleveland County Library
203 Magnolia Street 
RIson AR 71665

Phone: 870-325-7270
Fax: 870-325-7008
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 388

Service Contact Information:
| (870) 325-7270 | service website

Cleveland County Road Department

Cleveland County 
Total Land Area 601 square miles
Total County Road System 620 miles
Paved Miles 160
Gravel Miles 460
Road Foreman: Jimmie Lockhart
Works Hours Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Contact Numbers:
County Judges Office - 870-325-6214 
County Judge E-mail:
County Shop 870-325-7207

Service Contact Information:
Gary Spears | 870-325-6214

Cleveland County Solid Waste

Trash Pickup

A two-cent sales tax was passed in Cleveland County that was effective October 1, 2014. The revenue from this sales tax will fund payment for the trash pickup in Cleveland County.

There are currently two companies contracted to service the county. The City of Rison is serviced by Waste Management of Pine Bluff, AR and all other areas in Cleveland County are serviced by Get Rid Of It of El Dorado AR. Therefore, no individual bills generated for services after October 1, 2014.

Each contracted company also offers large item pickups that have to be pre-scheduled.

Contact numbers for new residential customers needing a trash can, current customers who change residences or have questions and to schedule large item pickups are:

New & Current residential customers for weekly pickup:

City of Rison Treasurer's Office: 870-325-6681
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri

Cleveland County
(Incl. Kingsland & New Edinburg)

Cleveland County Transfer Station: 870-325-7035
Office Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Tues-Sat

Large Item & Bulk Pickup Scheduling:

City of Rison (800)939-6963
Cleveland County
(Incl. Kingsland & New Edinburg)

The Cleveland County Transfer Station located 6910 Hwy 79N, Rison, AR is open Tues-Sat 7:30 - 3:30 for customers to take items. Please call the office phone 870-325-7035 for types of items accepted.

Service Contact Information:
Treasurer's Office | 870-325-6681

Rison Shine

Rison Shine Downtown Development is a grass-roots group dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of downtown Rison and the surrounding area. The group meets at various times depending on activities and projects. 

President - Britt Talent  870-325-6412
Vice President - Roy Phillips  870-489-5201

Service Contact Information:
Britt Talent | 870-325-6412