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Posted on: December 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Fayetteville holidays closures; helpful trash, recycling information

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Dec. 15, 2022

Contact: Heather Ellzey 
Environmental Educator 
Recycling and Trash Collection 

City of Fayetteville holidays closures; helpful trash, recycling information 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays. Also, offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. 

Residential recycling, trash and yard-waste collection routes will not be affected by the holidays and will run on normal schedules. Commercial collections scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 24, will be rerouted to the following week. The Transfer Station will be closed for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, Saturday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. 

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 trash program. Recycling as much as possible helps keep costs and trash volumes low. To learn what is recyclable in Fayetteville, go to:

Each year, residents with curbside service receive four extra bag pick-ups to use throughout the year. Once these have been used, households will be charged $7.20 for each additional bag pick-up. Carts with an open lid where extra trash is sticking out count as an extra bag and will incur a charge for each occurrence. 

Two recycling bins are available for each curbside customer at no charge. Please contact the Recycling and Trash Collection Office at 479-575-8398 to replace a bin or purchase an additional one for a fee. Please do not place decorated gift wrap, ribbons, plastic bags, aluminum foil or baking tins in recycling bins.

Christmas tree composting: Christmas trees will be picked up the same day as recycling and trash collections through January 2023. 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 bring trees to the City’s composting facility (1708 S. Armstrong Ave.) free of charge during normal operating hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., as well as the first Saturday of each month 8 a.m. - noon. All trees must be free from all plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights and tinsel before they will be collected/dropped off. 

Holiday food-waste composting: Food waste can be collected and composted year-round through the City’s compost and food waste program. Residents are encouraged to collect their food waste and bring it to one of the City’s seven food waste drop-off locations. For the list of Fayetteville’s food waste drop-off locations, visit:

Wrapping paper: The City’s recycling markets do not accept wrapping paper contaminated with tape, glitter, etc. Please only recycle clean paper – free from any type of contamination. 

Light strand recycling: The City will accept light strands for recycling at both the Recycling and Trash Collection Office (1420 S. Happy Hollow Rd.) and Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.) through the month of January.

Electronics recycling: Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will be recycling electronics for FREE Dec. 27-30. Acceptable electronics include: computers, printers, copiers, phones, stereos, televisions, fax machines, cables, shredders, microwaves, DVD and VCR players, video game consoles, satellite receivers and handheld devices. 

Electronics can be dropped off at the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District facility (11398 Bond Rd., Prairie Grove), which is open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday 8-11 a.m. 

Cardboard recycling: Boxes must be broken down and should be placed under your curbside recycling bins. Pizza boxes are acceptable without crusts and other non-cardboard contents. 

For a list of helpful tips to reduce holiday waste, go to:  

Annual holiday schedules can be viewed at For more information, please contact Recycling and Trash Collection at 479-575-8398 or visit:


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