Recycling in Fayetteville

Curbside Recycling to be Suspended in Response to COVID-19

The City of Fayetteville’s Recycling and Trash Collection Division is announcing the suspension of Fayetteville’s curbside recycling program to help limit community spread of COVID-19. This suspension begins Monday, March 23, and will remain in place until further notice. All residential yard waste compost collection and residential/small commercial trash collection services will remain unchanged at this time.

Because the curbside recycling program requires hand sorting of recyclables in each green 18-gallon recycling bin and there are many unknowns about how long the COVID-19 virus remains viable on surfaces, this service is being suspended to limit city workers’ potential exposure to the virus and to reduce chances of community spread.

Additional drop-off locations have been added. The drop-off sites, which will be available 24 hours a day, include:

  • Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off, located at 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
  • Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off, located at 735 W. North Street (now open 24 hours per day)
  • Boys and Girls Club, located at 560 N. Rupple Road (source separated containers)
  • Gary Hampton Field, located at 2790 N. Salem Road (source separated containers)
  • Fayetteville Athletic Club (CLOSING MAY 11), located at 2920 E. Zion Road (source separated containers)
  • (OPENING MAY 11) Northwest Arkansas Mall, located at 4201 N. Shiloh Dr. (source separated containers)

The City of Fayetteville is working hard to meet an important goal - diverting at least 40% of all waste from the landfill by the year 2027. All residents, businesses, and visitors in Fayetteville can help the City achieve this goal by reducing waste, reusing, recycling, and composting. The City provides a host of programs and services to help residents recycle, compost, and reduce waste.


Why should I Recycle? 

First, recycling will save you money. The City has a Pay-As-You-Throw trash program which means that the larger your trash cart, the larger your monthly utility bill. Its free to downsize to a smaller trash cart! Moving from the largest to the smallest trash can will save a family $135 a year. Recycling also helps reduce the tax dollars the City has to spend to put trash into a landfill. 

Second, recycling helps make our earth a safe, sustainable, and healthy place to live. Recycling cuts down on the new material needed to create products. Recycling reduces the need to expand or build more landfills. Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions, both from landfills and from the production and manufacturing of new materials. Recycling is a great way to show your commitment to stewardship, sustainability, and care for our earth and for Fayetteville.  

How can I recycle? 

The City provides a variety of ways for many different members of the Fayetteville community to recycle:

What can I recycle?

The City of Fayetteville is committed to only collecting items that can actually be recycled, reused, or composted. We will not accept items into our recycling system that will end up in a landfill. This means that sometimes, items you may have recycled in another community, won't be accepted here. Check out the helpful graphics and guides below to learn what can and can't be recycled in Fayetteville: 

Together, we can make a difference in our City by reducing the amount of trash we make, and by reusing and recycling what we can. Let's all do our part to make Fayetteville the most beautiful, sustainable, litter-free place it can be! 

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