For Immediate Release
December 22, 2017
Contact: Brian Pugh
Waste Reduction Coordinator
Recycling & Trash Collection Division
Recycling and Trash Collection 2017 Winter Holiday Schedule and More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City offices are closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26. Recycling, trash, and yard waste collection routes will be delayed by one day during the weeks of December 24 and 31. Check out this flyer for the holiday recycling and route collection calendar and information about how to reduce your bill in 2018.
Recycling and Extra Holiday Trash: Managing extra holiday trash without being charged can be a challenge since the City operates a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) trash program. Recycling as much as possible is how to keep costs and trash volumes low. Check this webpage to learn what is recyclable in Fayetteville. Each year, customers with curbside service receive four extra bag pick-ups to use throughout the year. After the free pick-ups are used, households will be charged $6.20 for each additional bag pick-up. Carts with an open lid due to extra trash sticking out counts as an extra bag and you’ll be charged for each occurrence. Two recycling bins are available for each curbside customer at no charge. Please contact the Recycling and Trash Collection office if you’d like to replace a bin or purchase and additional one for a fee at 479-575-8398.
Christmas Tree Composting: Christmas trees will be picked up on the same day as your recycling and trash collection through January 2018. Please allow ample space around the trash cart and recycling bin for ease of collection. No artificial trees will be collected for composting. Residents can also bring trees to the City’s composting facility (1708 S. Armstrong Avenue) free of charge during normal operating hours. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All trees must be free from all plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights, and tinsel before they will be collected/dropped off.
Wrapping Paper: The City’s recycling markets will not accept wrapping paper contaminated with tape, glitter, etc. Please only recycle clean paper – free from any type of contamination.
Annual holiday schedules can be viewed at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/holidayschedule. For more information, please contact the Recycling and Trash Collection Office at 479-575-8398 or visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recycle.