Dates set for fall bulky waste clean up events in Fayetteville

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The city’s annual fall bulky waste clean up events are scheduled over the next few weeks in Fayetteville.

The first event is set for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Owl Creek School (375 N. Rupple Road) and the Recycling & Trash Collection Facility. Crews will be on hand from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. to help residents dispose of large and bulky items too large to fit into a regular trash bin.

Future clean up events are set for Oct 3 (Vandergriff Elementary, 2975 E. Township St.), Oct. 10 (Shaver Foods parking lot, 1367 S. Beechwood), and Oct. 17 (Woodland Jr. High, 1 E. Poplar St.). The Recycling & Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road) will accept items during all four bulky waste clean up events.

A paper shredding event is also planned from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Recycling and Trash Collection Division facility.

Information about items allowed and prohibited during the bulky waste cleanups is below.

For more information, call the Recycling & Trash Collection office at 479-575-8398, or visit

What can you bring to a bulky waste clean up event

Items allowed: Furniture, such as couches, chairs and mattresses; large appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, washers and dryers; and renovation materials, such as carpet, padding, vinyl flooring, drywall and paneling (limited amounts only, no contractors allowed).

Items not allowed: Electronic items, such as TVs and computers, household hazardous items, such as medical waste, paint, thinners, solvents, batteries, cleaning chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, tires and automotive fluids; household or commercial garbage; and yard waste, such as limbs, brush, leaves and grass.

Electronic waste items may be dropped off at the Washington County Household Hazardous Waste facility, 2615 Brink Drive, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Yard waste can be taken to the city’s compost facility, 1708 S. Armstrong Ave, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and the first two Saturdays of each month.

There is no fee for Fayetteville residents, though city officials ask residents to bring a recent water bill showing recycling and trash collection charges as proof of residency.