Recycling, trash, and yard waste collection routes will be delayed by one day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the weeks of Dec. 23 and 30.
For those with extra holiday trash, don’t forget that Fayetteville recycling, trash customers with curbside service receive four free extra bag pick-ups to use throughout the year. After the free pick-ups are used, households will be charged $6.72 for each additional bag pick-up (carts with an open lid, due to extra trash sticking out, count as an extra bag).
Here’s the holiday recycling and trash collection schedule:
Monday, Dec. 23 – Monday routes run on normal schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Tuesday routes run on normal schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 25 – No service
Thursday, Dec. 26 – Routes delayed one day (normal Wednesday routes collected on Thursday)
Friday, Dec. 27 – Routes delayed one day (normal Thursday routes collected on Friday)
Monday, Dec. 30 – Monday routes run on normal schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 31 – Tuesday routes run on normal schedule
Wednesday, Jan. 1 – No service
Thursday, Jan. 2 – Routes delayed one day (normal Wednesday routes collected on Thursday)
Friday, Jan. 3 – Routes delayed one day (normal Thursday routes collected on Friday)
The city is unable to recycle decorated gift wrap, ribbons, plastic bags, aluminum foil, or baking tins. Those items must be placed in the trash so they do not contaminate the recycling.
Wrapping paper: The city’s recycling markets will not accept wrapping paper because of poor paper quality and paper contaminated with tape, glitter, etc.
Cardboard: Boxes must be broken down and placed under curbside recycling bins. Drivers are not able to collect boxes that have not been broken down due to truck and schedule limitations. Pizza boxes are accepted without crust and if the box isn’t too greasy.
Light strand recycling: The city will accept light strands for recycling at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (735 W. North St.) during normal operating hours through Friday, Jan. 8.
Electronics recycling: The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District will recycle electronics for no charge from Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, 2019. Acceptable electronics include computers, printers, copiers, phones, stereos, televisions, fax machines, cables, shredders, microwaves, DVD & VCR players, video game consoles, satellite receivers, and handheld devices. The district will also except Christmas lights that no longer work and are free of decorations. The two drop-off locations are the Boston Mountain Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2721 S. Brink Drive in Fayetteville (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m., and open the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until noon) and the
Boston Mountain Solid Waste District at 11398 Bond Road in Prairie Grove (open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until noon).
Aluminum: The city’s recycling markets will not accept aluminum foil and baking tins (pie, roasts, etc.) because they are made of a very thin gauge of aluminum foil that burns into a gas instead of melting. Recycling truck drivers will leave those items in bins.
Christmas tree composting: Christmas trees will be picked up on the same day as recycling and trash collection through January 2020. No artificial trees will be collected for composting. Residents can also take trees to the city’s composting facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. free of charge during normal operating hours. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trees must be free from all plastic bags, stands, decorations, lights, and tinsel before they will be collected/dropped off.