Trash and recycling service will be delayed by one day due to holidays

Residential trash and recycling pickups will be delayed by one day for the next two weeks due to the holiday season.

City offices will close on both Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. Offices will also close on Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Commercial collections will also be delayed by one day over the next two weeks due to the holidays.

The city’s transfer station will be closed on Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1 as well.

Extra holiday trash?

Fayetteville trash and recycling customers with curbside pickup service can place up to four extra bags outside their bins to be collected each year.

The extra bag allotments are typically used during the holidays when people have more trash than will fit into their curbside containers, but those extra bags can be placed next to the bins anytime throughout the year.

Once all four bags have been used, households will be charged $7.52 for each additional bag that doesn’t fit into a bin.

Christmas tree disposal

The city will collect live Christmas trees through the end of January at no charge.

Residents can place live trees by the curb on their regular trash collection day, or take them to the city’s compost facility, located at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave.

Trees must be free from all plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights, and tinsel before they will be collected. No artificial trees will be accepted.

Holiday food-waste composting

The city of Fayetteville collects and composts food waste throughout the year.

Food waste may be brought to one of the city’s drop off locations, five of which are available 24 hours a day. A complete list of drop off locations can be found here.

Wrapping paper

The city can recycle wrapping paper, but only paper that is not contaminated with tape, glitter, etc.

Light strand recycling

The city accepts holiday light strands year-round at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.) and the Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-off (1420 S. Happy Hollow Rd)

Recycling electronics

Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will be recycling electronics for free from Dec. 26 – Jan. 5.

Acceptable electronics include: computers, printers, copiers, phones, stereos, televisions, fax machines, cables, shredders, microwaves, DVD and VCR players, video game consoles, satellite receivers and handheld devices.

Electronics can be dropped off at the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District facility (11398 Bond Rd., Prairie Grove), which is open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday 8-11 a.m.