Washington County

Fayetteville

What you can recycle in Fayetteville.

YARD WASTE

Such as leaves and branches

FOOD

Food scraps & kitchen waste

Fluorescent lightbulbs & batteries

And other household hazardous waste

FISHING LINE

At Lake Wilson, Lake Sequoyah and Lake Fayetteville

Drop-off Sites

Which location you choose depends on what you want to recycle.

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Bring plastic bottles and jugs (#1 and #2 plastics), cans, paper and cardboard, glass jars and bottles, and batteries to either of these locations:

Locations

Food Scraps:

Fayetteville provides buckets to gather food scraps at home. Check city social media for bucket giveaways. More information is here.

Locations

1708 S. Armstrong Ave

Open Tuesday and Thursday 8AM-3PM.
April – October: 8AM to 12PM The 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.
November – March: 8AM to 12PM The 1st Saturday of the month.

Yard Waste:

Locations

1708 S. Armstrong Ave

Open Tuesday and Thursday 8AM-3PM.
April – October: 8AM to 12PM The 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.
November – March: 8AM to 12PM The 1st Saturday of the month.

Cleaners, Batteries and Other Household Hazardous Waste:

Locations

Boston Mountain Solid Waste District trailer near the corner of South Happy Hollow Road and East 15th Street

Every Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
See the items you can bring and other information.

Free Geek of Arkansas, 521 W. Ash St.

This nonprofit takes electronics like televisions, batteries and computers at no charge; no microwaves or larger appliances are accepted.

Tuesday-Saturday noon-7 p.m. 
Find more information. 

Fishing line:

Clean, used and expired monofilament lines can go in special recycling bins by several area lakes. Learn more about the program at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension’s website.

Locations

Residential Curbside

Weekly curbside pickups for single-family homes:

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Bin Tips

Use two recycling bins provided by the city at no cost: The plastic, glass, and metal go in one, and the paper and cardboard go in the other.

Tidy Up

Give bottles, cans and jars a rinse, keep the paper and cardboard dry and clean, and flatten cardboard boxes. Don’t bag any of them; keep them loose.

Yard Waste

Put yard waste in brown paper bags or in non-city trash cans labeled “yard waste.” This waste will be composted or mulched at a city facility.

Questions? Find out more.

Apartments

On-site drop-off containers at several city apartment complexes.

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Is your complex participating? Check the map.

What to Recycle

Containers can accept plastic bottles, cans, paper, cardboard and in some cases glass.

Tidy Up

Give bottles, cans and jars a rinse, keep the paper and cardboard dry and clean, and flatten cardboard boxes. Don’t bag any of them; keep them loose.

Property Managers

Participation is free. If you want to participate and have space on your property for a container, contact the city’s waste reduction coordinator to sign up at bpugh@fayetteville-ar.gov or 479-718-7685.

Commercial

Businesses with about as much recycling per week as a residential home can participate in the residential curbside service.

Go to residential curbside for details

For larger needs, the city provides recycling of certain materials listed below. To sign up, call the city’s commercial service representative at 479-575-8397 or go here for more information

Paper

For businesses with a large amount of paper each week, a 4-yard container with weekly pickup is available for a monthly charge.

Glass

For a monthly charge, participating businesses receive a 95-gallon cart for pickup twice a week.

Cardboard

For larger cardboard users, pickup is available up to five times a week with several sizes of dumpster available for a monthly charge.

Food Waste

Send kitchen waste to the city’s compost facility using a cart that’s picked up three times per week for a monthly charge. Napkins and other food-soiled paper products, baked goods and pasta, fruits and vegetables, processed foods and cooked meats are all accepted.

Business Help

Boston Mountain Solid Waste District and Fayetteville provide business waste audits at no charge, giving suggestions and information about available recycling services. For Fayetteville, call 479-575-8398 for details. For Boston Mountain, email recycle@bmswd.com or call 479-846-3005.

University of Arkansas Campus

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Around Campus

Bins and dumpsters for aluminum and steel cans, paper, cardboard, glass and #1 and #2 plastic bottles are available throughout the campus and its buildings.

Food waste from dining halls also goes into the city’s composting program.

Batteries & Electronics

Drop off batteries, cell phones and other electronics for recycling at the U of A Bookstore at 616 N. Garland Ave.

Events on Campus

Borrow recycling receptacles and get signs and other information from the Office for Sustainability at 479-575-3715 or sustain@uark.edu. Recyclables can then be returned to the office after the event.

Events

The city can help your public or private event recycle. Contact the waste reduction coordinator at 479-718-7685 to borrow recycling or composting stands and get other assistance.

After your event, simply take your separated recyclables to the drop-off sites afterward