For Immediate Release
December 20, 2018
Contact: Brian Pugh
Waste Reduction Coordinator
Recycling & Trash Collection Division
Recycling and Trash Collection 2018 Winter Holiday Schedule and More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— City offices are closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Recycling, trash, and yard waste collection routes will be delayed by one day during the weeks of December 23 and 30. Check out this informational flyer for the holiday recycling and route collection calendar and learn how to downsize your trash cart 2019.
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 $6.40 for each additional bag pick-up. Carts with an open lid, due to extra trash sticking out, counts as an extra bag and you will 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 downsize your cart, replace a bin or purchase an additional one for a fee at 479-575-8398.
Cardboard: Please break down ALL cardboard boxes and place under your recycling bin. Drivers are not able to collect boxes that have not been broken down due to truck and schedule limitations.
Aluminum: The City’s recycling markets will not accept aluminum foil and baking tins (pie, roasts, etc.) because they are made of a very thin gauge of aluminum foil that burns into a gas instead of melting. Recycling truck drivers will leave these items in your bin; please reuse them or put them in your trash cart
Wrapping Paper: The City’s recycling markets will not accept wrapping paper because many are made of non-recyclable materials or because of poor paper quality.
Electronics Recycling: The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will be recycling electronics for no charge from December 26 through January 4, 2019. Acceptable electronics include: computers; printers; copiers; phone; stereos; televisions; fax machines; cables; shredders; microwaves; DVD & VCR players; video game consoles; satellite receivers, and handheld devices. The District will also except Christmas lights that no longer work and are free of decorations. The two drop-off locations are:
- Boston Mountain Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2721 S. Brink Drive, Fayetteville – open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed for lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m. each day.
- Boston Mountain Solid Waste District located at 11398 Bond Road, Prairie Grove – open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until noon.
Christmas Tree Composting: Christmas trees will be picked up on the same day as your recycling and trash collection through January 2019. Please allow ample space around the trash cart and recycling bin for ease of collection. Artificial trees will not be collected for composting. Residents can also bring trees to the City’s composting site (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.
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.