Press Release | Christmas Trees to be collected for Composting Program

Unedited release from City of Fayetteville

Christmas Trees to be collected for Composting Program

Fayetteville, AR – The City of Fayetteville’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division wants to remind residents that Christmas trees are very recyclable with the City composting program. Christmas trees will be collected until January 13th, 2011 when placed curbside with yardwaste collection which occurs the same day as the normal trash and recycling collection. Please allow ample space around the trash cart and recycling bin for ease of collection.

All trees must be free from plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights, and tinsel before they will be collected. No artificial trees will be collected for composting. Residents can also bring trees to the City’s Compost Facility free of charge during normal operating hours. The Compost Facility is located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. in southeast Fayetteville. The hours of operations are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 8 am to 3 pm and the first Saturday of each month from 8 am to 12 pm. The compost site will be closed Saturday, January 1st, 2011 for the New Years holiday.

The Compost Facility produces two products in mulch and compost. Mulch is $10 per scoop and compost is $20 per scoop. Each scoop is approximately 2 ½ cubic yards. Mulch and compost are available during normal hours at the Compost Facility while supplies last.

Mulch is made from ground up trees and is great for weed suppression and moisture retention around plants and is made from trees collected through the City’s Yardwaste program and trees dropped off at the Compost Facility. Compost is made from leaves and grass and goes through a biological process to make a soil amendment.

Recycling Reminder – With all the extra boxes associated with the Holiday season here’s some helpful hints for what to do with them. Besides our normal curbside recycling service, the City operates a 24 hour, seven days a week, recycling drop-off located at 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road for items such as cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper, plastic bottles #1 and #2, aluminum cans, steel cans and 3 colors of glass containers. Wrapping paper often contains contaminates such as tape, glitter, foil, and other such non paper items. Please do not place contaminated wrapping and tissue paper into the mixed paper container at the recycling drop off or in your curbside recycling bin, it hinders the marketability of the mixed paper.

For more information please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at 575-8398 or visit us at and look under the Solid Waste and Recycling page.