Fayetteville resumes curbside recycling, bulky waste cleanups

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Fayetteville will resume curbside recycling pickup beginning Monday, June 22.

The program was suspended on March 23 because of COVID-19. Residential and small commercial trash collection was not affected. Residential yard waste collection also continued without interruption.

Residents will receive mailers announcing the return of the service, along with tips and guidelines for using both curbside recycling and drop-off locations, according to a news release.

Drop-off recycling will remain an option for residents. The city has two permanent recycling drop-off facilities available 24 hours a day at:

  • Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off, located at 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
  • Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off, located at 735 W. North Street (now open 24 hours per day until further notice)

The temporary recycling drop-off sites will continue through June 29 at:

  • Boys and Girls Club, located at 560 N. Rupple Road
  • Gary Hampton Field, located at 2790 N. Salem Road
  • The Northwest Arkansas Mall (southwest corner parking lot – near JC Penney) located at 4201 N. Shiloh Drive (source separated containers)

Whether using curbside recycling or visiting drop-off sites, officials are encouraging people to follow common-sense precautions for preventing the spread of COVID-19, such as wiping down bins, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, maintaining social distancing and wearing a face covering when social distancing is not easily maintained.

Additionally, two bulky waste events originally scheduled for earlier in the spring have been rescheduled:

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Locations: Butterfield Trail Elementary, 3050 Old Missouri Road; and the Recycling & Trash facility, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
More Info: The April 18 event includes free paper shredding from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Happy Hollow location.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time: 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Locations: Holcomb Elementary, 2900 N. Salem Road; and the Recycling & Trash facility, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road

From the city:

While the pandemic continues, the City is taking a slow and cautious approach to resuming access to amenities and services. COVID-19 is expected to remain in the region for some time, and the City is working to balance health and safety concerns with public demand for resumed access to services such as curbside recycling. As this service resumes, the City is following guidance and using safety precautions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to reduce potential risks to workers and the community.