Solid Waste and Recycling November Schedule

12/31/2012

Solid Waste and Recycling information for the month of November

The City of Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling November Schedule and Information Update is now available.  The November Schedule covers holiday hours, Fall Bulky Waste Clean-Up schedules, America Recycle Day events, compost facility information and hours of operation, availability of screened compost, Transfer Station hours of operation, and recycling drop-off information. 

Veteran’s Day Holiday  The Solid Waste and Recycling office and Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Monday, November 12th in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  All residential and commercial collection routes will run on their normal schedules. 

Thanksgiving Holiday  The Solid Waste and Recycling office and Compost Facility will be closed to the public on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Transfer Station will be closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 22nd and will have modified hours of 7 am to 12 pm on Friday, November 23rd.  All routes will be delayed one day starting on Thursday, November 22nd.  Thursday, November 22nd routes for residential and commercial collections will run on Friday, November 23rd. 

Fall Bulky Waste Clean-Ups. The Fall Ward Bulky Waste Clean-Ups have two remaining clean-ups scheduled in November.  See below for dates of all the remaining clean ups.  The next round of clean ups will be held in the Spring.  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. 

Fall Bulky Waste Clean Up Dates and Locations:  Both clean ups will be from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ward 3 on November 10th: Elks Lodge (4444 N. Crossover) and Vandergriff Elementary (2975 E. Township St.)--enter off Mission and exit out on Township.

Ward 2 on November 17th: Woodland Jr. High School (7 E. Poplar in front parking lot) and Church of Christ (310 W. Center St.). 

America Recycles Day Events  America Recycles Day is Thursday, November 15th.  There are several events scheduled at the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling facility, Pack Rat and Ozark Natural Foods.  A Solid Waste and Recycling tour will be held at the Solid Waste and Recycling facility on Thursday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  For more information on scheduled events please call Brian Pugh at 718-7685.  

Compost Facility Hours.   The City’s Compost Facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. is open during normal operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The site will be open on Saturday, November 3rd from 8a.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 Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 22nd. 

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 available but supply is limited.  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 Monday, November 12, for the Veteran’s Day holiday and Thursday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  The Transfer Station will have modified hours of 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23rd. 

The fees for disposal are $41.30 per ton, $26.30 minimum or $6 per bag.  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.  

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.