Solid Waste Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan

The City of Fayetteville is currently conducting a Solid Waste Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan. The plan aims to maximize solid waste reduction, diversion and recycling and achieve the goal of 80% waste diversion by 2025.

The process began in 2013, when the City Council of Fayetteville, Arkansas passed Resolution No. 260-13 directing City Staff to develop a Request for Proposals to hire a professional consultant to assist the City in developing a 10 year Solid Waste Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan with the goal of attaining a city wide solid waste diversion rate of 80% by January 1, 2025. A rigorous selection process identified Kessler Consulting Inc. (KCI) of Tampa Florida as the most qualified consultant to assist the City in this effort. Based on review and discussions with City staff and Council, KCI will develop near-term and long-term recommendations deemed cost-effective and operationally feasible on the scale required by the City.

Kessler Consulting Contract and Scope of Work
A waste composition study was recently completed by Kessler Consulting, Inc. Below is the percentage breakdown of materials discarded in Fayetteville.
waste breakdown

One of the most important parts of a new master plan is public input. The City has reached out for public input in several ways:  
  - Public Meeting : On April 6, 2015 at Woodland Junior High School. 40 participants showed up and voiced their opinion at this meeting.
  - Month Long Survey : launched at the public input session, the City received 496 responses and comments. See the table below for public support of various aspects of the plan.

recycling table
- Sept. 27, 2016 Kessler Consulting presentation and video to Water and Sewer Committee  
- Feb. 24, 2016 master plan update presentation to City Council
- June 9, 2015 Kessler Consulting update to City Council