For Immediate Release
April 1, 2015
CONTACT: Brian Pugh
Waste Reduction Coordinator
Recycling and Trash Collection Division
RECYCLING AND TRASH COLLECTION APRIL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION UPDATE
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark—The City of Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection April Schedule and Information Update is now available. The April Schedule covers the Trash Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan Public Meeting, Wild About Earth Day event, Spring Bulky Waste Clean ups, April Paper Shredding event, compost facility information and hours of operation, availability of screened compost, free mulch give-a-way, mulch distribution, Transfer Station hours of operation, a volunteer request for a door to door recycling education project and recycling drop-off information.
Trash Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan:
Fayetteville is embarking on its first city-wide Trash Reduction, Diversion and Recycling Master Plan. The residents and businesses of Fayetteville are the key to attaining the best ideas for diverting trash from landfills and increasing recycling efforts. The kick-off for developing the Master Plan will be a public meeting at Woodland Junior High School on Monday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. Woodland Junior High School is located in Fayetteville’s Midtown at 1 East Poplar Avenue. The meeting will be informative, but it is primarily intended to provide the public with an opportunity to express their thoughts on the future of recycling and trash management in the City. The public is strongly encouraged to attend.
Wild About Earth Day Event:
Come out and join the City of Fayetteville on Earth Day for “Wild About Earth Day”—an afternoon of cleaning up litter along the Fayetteville portion of the Razorback Greenway and planting wildflowers. The volunteer event will be held on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To volunteer for this event, please contact Kristina Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 444-3467. The event will start at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.). All participants will receive a bag of wildflower seed to take home. Volunteers will be picking up litter along sections of the trail that are in need of attention. After the litter has been collected, City staff will be planting sections of the trail with wildflowers. Supplies (trash bags and pinchers) will be provided by the City of Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Division. After the litter has been picked up and bagged each section will have a drop off point to place the full trash bags. The Recycling and Trash Division will collect the bags from the drop off points and bring it all back to the collection center.
Supplies can be picked up either at the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation office (located at 1455 S. Happy Hollow Road) or on the day of the event at 12:30 p.m. at the Marion Orton Recycling Center on North Street. The event starts at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.). Please park across the street in the parking lot behind the Laundromat. From the Marion Orton Recycling Center, groups of volunteers will be sent to a section of trail with equipment to pick up litter. In the spirit of Earth Day, we strongly encourage volunteers to walk or bike to this event. The meeting point of the Marion Orton Recycling Center is conveniently located along the Fayetteville Trail System. Bike parking will be available.
Spring Bulky Waste Clean-ups:
The Spring Ward Bulky Waste Clean Ups are now scheduled with two in April and one in May. See below for cleanup locations.
These clean ups are for the disposal of large bulky waste only. No normal household waste will be accepted. For a more detailed list of what is accepted, please refer to the city website at http://goo.gl/rTy1wi under the Recycling and Trash Collection section or call our main office at 575-8398.
Bulky Waste Clean Up Dates and Locations:
>> April 4th: Vandergriff Elementary (2975 E. Township Street) and Recycling and Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)
>> April 18th: Shaver Foods (1367 S. Beechwood Avenue) ) and Recycling and Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)
>> May 9th: Church of Christ (303 W. Center Street) ) and Recycling and Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)
April Paper Shredding Event:
The City of Fayetteville will be hosting a paper shredding event on Saturday, April 18th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Recycling and Trash Collection Division facility located at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road. This event will be held in conjunction with the Ward 1 Bulky Waste cleanup held on the same day. Fayetteville residents only are allowed to participate and will be limited to 5 normal copy paper sized boxes per customer.
Compost Facility Hours:
The City’s Compost Facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Avenue is open during normal operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The site will also be open on Saturday, April 4th and Saturday, April 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The site is open the first two Saturday’s of each month April through October.
Residents of Fayetteville are allowed to drop off brush, leaves or grass during these hours but need to bring a recent water bill showing recycling and trash collection charges and proof of residency to drop off yard waste for free. Commercial landscapers and contractors are allowed to use the site for drop off purposes and normal fees apply.
Screened compost is available at this time until supplies last. Only Fayetteville residents are allowed to purchase the compost and must show proof of residency through their water bill. No commercial customers or apartments are allowed to receive compost. Please bring a copy of a recent water bill showing recycling and trash collection charges for proof of residency. Residents will only be allowed to purchase one scoop for $20 plus tax when the compost is available. One scoop is approximately 2 ½ cubic yards or enough to fill the bed of a regular size pick-up truck. Limiting to one scoop allows a chance for most residents to purchase the compost should they desire. Bagged Compost is also available for $4.00 per bag. Bag purchases of 10 or more bags must be placed in advance. Please call 575-8398 to schedule an advance order.
Free Mulch Give-A-Way:
Due to an excess supply of mulch, the City is offering free mulch during the month of April during normal operating hours at the City’s Compost Facility located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. in southeast Fayetteville. The free mulch is available to anybody including those outside of Fayetteville. The mulch will be given away for free until supplies are exhausted and may be acquired in truck-bed/trailer amounts or customers can bring their own containers or bags for loading. The facility hours are 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the site will also be open on Saturday, April 4th and Saturday, April 11th, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The mulch is made from ground-up trees and is great for moisture retention around plants. The mulch is made from trees collected through the City’s Yard Waste Program and trees dropped off at the Composting site.
Mulch will be made available during normal operating hours (see above) while supplies last. The normal fee for mulch is $10 per scoop (2 1/2 cubic yards) and is available to anyone. The mulch will be free during the month of April.
Transfer Station Hours:
The City’s Transfer Station for the disposal of trash is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., excluding holidays. The fees for disposal are $45.20 per ton, $28.90 minimum, or $6.20 per bag plus tax.
The City of Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection Division is seeking volunteers for a door to door recycling education project for various times in April. The project is being planned to encourage better recycling participation and education on program rules and will focus on the Walker Park neighborhood area. Please contact Brian Pugh at 479-718-7685 or email@example.com for more information on volunteering for this project.
Recycling Drop-Off Information:
The Recycling and Trash Collection Division operates two Recycling Drop-Off Centers. The first is located just off 15th Street at 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road. This site is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to provide convenient recycling options. The second site is the Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 735 W. North Street. The hours of operation for this site are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the site is opened from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The site is closed on Sundays and also on City holidays.