City seeks eight households for volunteer trash and recycling project

The Fayetteville Recycling and Trash Collection Division is looking for eight households to participate in an educational campaign for the city’s recycling program.

Volunteers will be asked to collect and sort their household trash and recycling for seven days from Aug. 22-29, write brief comments about their experience, and have their photograph taken at the end of the project.

Two households are needed from each city ward, and officials would prefer that at least two people live in each home. Participants must also live in a single-family home with access to the city’s curbside trash and recycling pickup service.

“The volunteer project is not a contest, nor is it designed to show how one household is better than another,” said Brian Pugh, Fayetteville waste reduction coordinator. “However, we do hope to do a follow-up with the households at a later date to see if they have made any changes in their waste habits.”

To learn more about how to participate in the project, call Brian Pugh at 479-718-7685 or email [email protected].