Recycling Drop-Off Sites

The City of Fayetteville provides two free Community Recycling Drop-offs. These drop-offs are open to everyone, not just Fayetteville residents.

Locations & Hours



Marion Orton Recycling Center
Location: 735 West North Street
Hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; open until 7 p.m. Thursdays; closed Sunday 

City of Fayetteville Recycling Drop-off Site
Location: 1420 South Happy Hollow Road
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Materials Accepted at Recycling Drop-Offs


  • Aluminum cans (no foil, foil pans, or scrap metal)
  • Corrugated cardboard (must be flattened)
  • Glass bottles and jars, all colors (no dishes, ceramics, light bulbs or other glass items accepted)
  • Mixed paper: (office paper, magazines, phone books, etc.)
  • Newspaper (please remove plastic wrapping)
  • Paperboard or chipboard (cereal or shoe boxes, etc., must be flattened and placed in with the cardboard)
  • Plastic #2 (milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc - lids are okay)
  • Plastic bottles #1 (soda, water, shampoo bottles, etc. - lids are okay)
  • Steel or tin cans (no scrap metal)

Recyclables Only


It is very important to remember that these drop-off areas are for recyclables only! They are not designed to collect hazardous waste (paints, oils, cleaners and other home chemicals), large bulky items (furniture and appliances), or electrical items (TVs, computers, radios, microwaves, VCRs). Most of those items can be taken to the Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for free or a small charge. Washington County can be reached at 479-444-1725. It is illegal to drop off items other than the accepted recyclable materials. Violators will be subject to a fine for illegal dumping.

Other Plastics


The Recycling Drop-offs and curbside program do not accept #3 through #7 plastics due to a lack of recycling markets. We are diligently searching to viable markets to recycle the plastic bottles and containers #3 through #7. When sustainable and practical markets are identified, we will begin accepting these materials in our recycling program.