Solid Waste and Recycling March Schedule and Information Update

03/05/2013

Solid Waste and Recycling information for the month of March

This is the Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling Division’s March press release covering Bulky Ward clean up schedules, screened compost available for sale, Transfer Station hours of operation, Compost Facility hours of operation, mulch distribution, recycling drop off information and postponing collection of #3 through #7 plastics.   

Spring Bulky Waste clean ups. The Spring Ward Bulky Waste Clean Ups have been scheduled with one clean up scheduled in March.  See below for dates of all the clean ups.  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 www.accessfayetteville.org and look under the Solid Waste and Recycling section or call our main office at 575-8398. 

Bulky Waste Clean Up Dates and Locations:

Ward 4 on March 23rd : Owl Creek School (375 N. Rupple Road) and Holcomb Elementary (2900 N. Salem Road)

Ward 3 on April 6th: Elks Lodge (4444 N. Crossover) and Vandergriff Elementary (2975 E. Township St.) Enter off Mission and exit out on Township.

Ward 1 on April 27th:  Shaver Foods Parking lot (1367 S. Beechwood, Behind Randall Tyson Track complex). and Solid Waste & Recycling Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road).

Ward 2 on May 4th: Woodland Jr. High School (7 E. Poplar in front parking lot) and Church of Christ (310 W. Center St.).

Compost Facility Hours.   The City’s Compost Facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. is open during normal operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The site will also be opened Saturday, March 2nd from 8 am to noon. 

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 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.

Mulch Distribution.   Mulch will be made available during normal operating hours (see above) while supplies last.  The fee for mulch is $10 per scoop (2 1/2 cubic yards) and is available to anyone. 

Transfer Station Hours.    The City’s Transfer Station for the disposal of solid waste is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., excluding holidays.  The fees for disposal are $42.55 per ton, $27.10 minimum, or $6 per bag plus tax.   

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.  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. 

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.