Tuesday trash and recycling suspended, Wednesday and Thursday routes moved to Friday and Saturday

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville officials have once again suspended trash and recycling pickup because of dangerous road conditions.

Trash and recycling were called off on Tuesday, Feb. 16, marking the fourth time so far that a recent winter storm has caused delays in the services, which were also suspended on Monday this week, and on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Monday and Tuesday residential service

All Monday and Tuesday residential trash routes are canceled for this week and will resume next week when road conditions improve to allow for safe collections. No extra bag charges will be assessed to residential customers whose collection service was suspended this week.

Wednesday and Thursday residential service

To the greatest extent possible, Wednesday and Thursday residential trash routes this week will be collected on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20. Residents are encouraged to place their trash carts in accessible locations. Trash trucks may not be able to reach all areas of the city because of persistent snow or ice on hilly or shaded streets. No extra bag charges will be assessed to residential customers.

Recycling and yard waste

Curbside recycling services and yard waste collections are suspended for the entire week for all residential and small commercial customers so the city can focus on trash collections. Officials said while recycling trucks are lighter than residential trash and commercial trash trucks, they still present safety concerns when inclement weather hits the area. Curbside recycling and yard waste collections will resume on Monday, Feb. 22.

Recycling drop-off centers

Both of the city’s recycling drop-off centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off – 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
  • Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off – 735 W. North Street

Commercial service

Commercial routes are being limited to critical facilities and will resume normal operations when road conditions allow for safe collections.

Transfer Station and offices

The Transfer Station and Recycling and Trash Collections Offices will be closed to the public for the remainder of the week and will reopen to the public on Monday, Feb. 22.

For more information, call the Recycling and Trash Collection Division at 479-575-8398.