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Building Permit - Container & Pad Requirements

���The Recycling and Trash Collection Division requires a concrete pad for placement of trash and recycling containers.  Enclosures are required through the building permitting process and must have a straight and clear 40 foot approach in front of the enclosure for servicing with solid waste equipment.  The pad inside the enclosure and apron in front of the enclosure are to be constructed of a minimum thickness of 8" concrete with proper subgrade preparation.

The container sizes are 2 cubic yard through 8 cubic yard.  All containers are front-loading style.   All containers must be equipped with lids.  The container enclosure pad and approach shall be accessible to the City’s collection vehicles.  The collection vehicles shall have a clear approach, unobstructed by parked vehicles, curb islands and low hanging wires or tree limbs.

There must be an adequate turning radius for maneuvering the collection vehicles thereby avoiding an unsafe situation where a vehicle would have to back onto public streets or into parking areas.  The solid waste vehicle dimensions are: Length - 33 feet, Width - 10 feet.  The vehicles require a 50 foot turning radius.

Container pad & approach dimensions required per container size:

All enclosures for each dumpster size should be 15' wide x 12' deep unless otherwise approved by Recycling and Trash Collection.

Trash enclosures shall be screened with materials that are compatible with and complementary to the principal structure, with access not visible from the street.  It will be the responsibility of the property owner or manager to ensure that the gates to an enclosure are closed after the service.

Plats shall show dedicated space for container enclosure pads and approaches as well as an adequate amount of space inside the enclosure for trash containers and future recycling.

The Recycling and Trash Collection Division is available to assist in determining the adequate service level for the project or answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the person below for any questions you may have regarding placement of containers.

���Commercial Solid Waste Representative
City of Fayetteville
Recycling and Trash Collection Division
1560 South Happy Hollow Road
Fayetteville, AR 72701