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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fayetteville Curbside Recycling, Bulky Waste Events to Resume





June 12, 2020

Contact: Peter Nierengarten
Environmental Director


Fayetteville Curbside Recycling, Bulky Waste Events to Resume


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville’s Recycling and Trash Collection Division will resume its curbside recycling program on June 22. This program was suspended on March 23 because of COVID-19. Residents will receive mailers announcing the return of curbside recycling service, along with tips and guidelines for using both curbside recycling and drop-off locations.   

While the pandemic continues, the City is taking a slow and cautious approach to resuming access to amenities and services. COVID-19 is expected to remain in the region for some time, and the City is working to balance health and safety concerns with public demand for resumed access to services such as curbside recycling. As this service resumes, the City is following guidance and using safety precautions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to reduce potential risks to workers and the community.

Residents may continue to use drop-off recycling locations after curbside recycling resumes. The City always has two permanent recycling drop off facilities available for residents to use, and additional temporary drop-off sites will remain available until Monday, June 29. 

The permanent recycling drop-off sites 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 until further notice)

The temporary recycling drop-off sites, available 24 hours a day until June 29, include:

  • Boys and Girls Club, located at 560 N. Rupple Road
  • Gary Hampton Field, located at 2790 N. Salem Road
  • The Northwest Arkansas Mall (southwest corner parking lot - near JC Penney) located at 4201 N. Shiloh Drive (source separated containers)

Whether using curbside recycling or visiting drop-off sites, everyone is encouraged to follow common-sense precautions for preventing the spread of COVID-19. These include wiping down bins, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, maintaining social distancing and wearing a face covering when social distancing is not easily maintained.

The city reminds residents and businesses to place only recyclable materials in the bins, and to place recyclables in the proper collection containers at drop-offs as identified on the containers. Proper sorting on the front end is crucial in keeping recycling loads free from contamination so they will not be rejected by recycling mills.  A list of materials collected in our city’s recycling program can be found here:      

 The City respectfully thanks the residents of Fayetteville who have continued to participate in its recycling program through the drop-off facilities while curbside service was suspended.

Additionally, two bulky waste events originally scheduled for earlier in the spring have been rescheduled:

Ward 3 - Saturday, June 20, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations:

  • Butterfield Elementary, 3050 N. Old Missouri Road
  • Recycling and Trash Facility at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
  • A paper-shredding event will be held at this location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Ward 4 - Saturday, June 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations:

  • Holcomb Elementary at 2900 N. Salem Road
  • Recycling and Trash Facility at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road

Bulky waste clean-up events are intended for large, bulky items that cannot fit into a resident’s trash cart. Residents who wish to drop off items are required to bring a current City water bill as verification of residency. E-waste is accepted at the Happy Hollow Road location only during bulky waste clean-ups.

For more information about the Bulky Waste Clean Up events, including what items are allowed and please go to

For more information about the City of Fayetteville’s recycling program, visit                       


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