Solid Waste and Recycling Janaury Schedule and Information Update

12/31/2012

Solid Waste and Recycling information for the month of January

 

The City of Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling January Schedule and Information Update is now available.  The January Schedule covers New Years and Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday hours, Extra Bag Stickers information, Christmas tree recycling, compost facility information and hours of operation, availability of screened compost, Transfer Station hours of operation, Postponing the #3 through #7 plastic collections, and recycling drop-off information.   

New Years Holiday:  The Solid Waste and Recycling office, Compost Facility and Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Tuesday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year holiday.  All routes will be delayed one day starting on Tuesday, January 1st.  

Tuesday, January 1st routes for residential and commercial collections will run on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Wednesday, January 2nd routes for residential and commercial collections will run on Thursday, January 3rd.

Thursday, January 3rd routes for residential and commercial collections will run on Friday, January 4th. 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Holiday  The Solid Waste and Recycling office and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, January 21st, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday.  Commercial and Residential trash, recycling and yardwaste collection will not be affected by the MLK Jr. Day holiday and will run their normal schedules.   

Extra Bag Stickers    In December, each single-family household was mailed 4 free extra bag stickers for 2013.  The stickers are given to residents as part of the Pay As You Throw automated trash service.  The stickers are to be used on excess bags of trash at any time throughout the year to avoid the $6 extra bag charge for excess trash above the rim of the cart on trash service days.   

Christmas Tree Recycling    Residents can set their live Christmas trees curbside on their regular service day for collection with the yardwaste program.  Trees will be collected curbside during the month of January 2013.  Residents can also bring their trees to the Compost site for free during normal operating hours (see hours below).  All trees must be free from all plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights, and tinsel before they will be collected.  No artificial trees will be collected curbside.   

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 be open on Saturday, January 5th from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Winter hours have begun, and the site will only be open the first Saturday of each month through March. 

The Compost site will be closed for the New Years holiday on Tuesday, January 1st

Residents of Fayetteville are allowed to drop off brush, leaves or grass during these hours but need to bring a recent water bill showing solid waste 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.

Compost Distribution.   Screened compost is currently not available so please check with the office at 575-8398 for when compost will be available.  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 solid waste 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 and a half 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.  

Transfer Station Hours.    The City’s Transfer Station for the disposal of solid waste is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., excluding holidays.  The Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Tuesday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday and Monday, January 21st, for the M.L.K. Jr. Day holiday. 

Notice- There will be new fees for disposal beginning December 1st, 2012, due to a rate increase from the landfill.  The new fees will be $42.55 per ton, $27.10 minimum, or $6 per bag. 

Postponing Plastic #3 through #7 collection     Due to a lack of recycling markets, the City will no longer be accepting plastic bottles and containers marked #3 through #7 at the Recycling drop off facility.  The market that was being used previously for recycling of these plastics has closed.  When two or more domestic markets that can account for the recycling of these plastics can be utilized, the program will be reinstated.  Please do not place #3 through #7 plastics into the other recycling containers at the recycling drop off.  

Recycling Drop Off on S. Happy Hollow.   The Solid Waste and Recycling Division operates a recycling drop-off center located just off 15th St. on S. Happy Hollow Road.  The site is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to provide convenient recycling options.  Volunteer groups are being sought to work a few hours on Saturdays to clean the site and provide education to those wishing to recycle.  Please contact Brian Pugh at 718-7685 or bpugh@ci.fayetteville.ar.us for more information.