Bulky Waste

The City of Fayetteville offers two ways for residents to dispose of bulky waste:

  • Clean-Ups: Held eight times annually (four in the spring and four in the fall). Free and for Fayetteville residents only.
    • Intended for large bulky items that cannot fit into a resident's trash cart. View a full list of items that are allowed and not allowed below.
  • Pick-Ups: Single-family homes and duplexes are eligible for one free collection per year. 
    • Items include large furniture, appliances, and brush/tree limbs.

Questions? Call the City's Recycling and Trash Collection office at 479.575.8398 to confirm your items are eligible for disposal, to schedule a Bulky Waste Pick-up, and more.

Bulky Waste Clean-Ups

The Recycling and Trash Collection Division sponsors eight bulky waste cleanups per year (four in the spring and four in the fall) for the disposal of large bulky items that will not fit in your trash cart. There are two drop-off locations for each event.

These cleanups are free and for Fayetteville residents only; a recent copy of a water bill is required to verify residency.

Note: Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials will not be accepted at the fall events. HHW can be brought to the HHW Drop-off Trailer at S. Happy Hollow Road and 15th Street each Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Electronic waste will be accepted on all four dates at the Recycling and Trash Collection facility: 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road.

  1. Fall 2022 Clean-Up Dates and Locations

Fall 2022 Clean-Up Dates and Locations


Ward 4 – Saturday, Sept. 17; 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.:

  • Holcomb Elementary, 2900 N. Salem Road
  • Recycling and Trash Collection, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road 

Ward 1 – Saturday, Sept. 24; 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.:

  • Shaver Foods parking lot, 1367 S. Beechwood Ave.
  • Recycling and Trash Collection, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road

Ward 3 – Saturday, Oct. 1; 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.:

  • Butterfield Trail Elementary, 3050 Old Missouri Road  
  • Recycling and Trash Collection, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
    • Document shredding offered at the Happy Hollow location 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ward 2 – Saturday, Oct. 8; 7a.m. - 2 p.m.:

  • St. James Baptist Church, 764 W. North St.
  • Recycling and Trash Collection, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
  1. Allowed Items
  1. Items NOT Allowed

Bulky Waste Pick-Ups

The City of Fayetteville provides one free bulky waste pick-up per year to residents of single-family and duplex homes. This service is to handle large furniture, appliances, and brush/tree limbs. Only one category type of items may be selected for curbside bulky waste pick-up. See categories below.

You can opt to forfeit your free curbside pick-up and, instead, bring up to five accepted items from multiple categories to the Transfer Station for free along with your current water bill. Additional bulky waste pick-ups of up to five items within the same category can be scheduled for $57.65 plus tax.

Before putting your items on the curb, please call the Recycling and Trash Collection Division (479-575-8398) to schedule a pick-up. The schedule may be two or more weeks out.

  1. Acceptable Categories and Items

1. Bulk Household

  • Artificial Christmas trees
  • Chairs and couches
  • Entertainment centers
  • Hot tub covers
  • Landscape timbers (10 only)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Sinks and tubs (excluding cast iron)
  • Lawn furniture
  • Doors (no glass)
  • Swing sets (wooden only)
  • Building materials (limited)
  • Carpet (3 - 6'x6' rolls)

Excludes tires, trash bags, cardboard boxes full of debris or packing paper, cast iron tubs, toilets, and sinks, electronics, hazardous materials, railroad ties, tree stumps, treated lumber, and concrete-slabs.

2. Bulk Metal

  • Major appliances
  • Lawnmowers, weed eaters, and tillers
  • Mailboxes and poles (all concrete must be removed)
  • Old metal trashcans (must be empty)

Excludes air conditioners, water coolers, freezers, refrigerators, tire rims, and electronics.

3. Bulk Brush

  • Brush
  • Tree limbs
    • Maximum per limb: 12 feet in length and six (6) inches in diameter
    • Limit three (3) standard pick-up-truck size loads.
    • If you have less than one truckload of brush/tree limbs, prepare items for yard waste pick-up OR bring to the Compost Facility for disposal

Excludes dirt, food waste, plastic bags, rock, sludge, and sod.

  1. Service Limitations
  1. Rules and Regulations