Solid Waste and Recycling May Schedule and Information Update

05/02/2013

Solid Waste and Recycling information for the month of May

The City of Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling May information is now available on the following topics: Bulky Ward clean up schedules, Memorial Day Holiday information, compost facility tour, screened compost availability 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 remaining in May.  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.).

Memorial Day Holiday.  The Solid Waste and Recycling office and Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday.  Commercial and Residential trash, recycling and yardwaste collection will not be affected by the Memorial Day holiday and will run their normal schedules.   

Compost Facility Tour.   The week of May 5th through May 11th is International Compost Awareness Week.  The Fayetteville Compost Facility located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. will host a tour of the composting operations on Friday, May 10th at 10 am.  The tour will cover how the facility is permitted, how yardwaste materials are collected, processed and marketed, compost quality and how to start your own back yard composting pile. 

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, May 4th and Saturday, May 11th 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 currently not available.  Screening of compost will resume as quickly as the weather allows and the compost product dries enough to be screened.  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.  Compost is also available in bags for those residents that do not have access to a truck or trailer.  The bags are $4 plus tax and weigh approximately 50 lbs.  If 10 or more bags are desired please call ahead so the bags can be prepared in advance.  Please call 575-8398 for confirming 10 or more bags.

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 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., excluding holidays.  The fees for disposal are $42.55 per ton, $27.10 minimum, or $6 per bag plus tax.  The Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday. 

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.