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Fayetteville officials have suspended trash and recycling pickup after a winter storm hit the area on Wednesday morning. The storm brought freezing rain and sleet that is expected to continue into Thursday.
Many area roads are slick, which has created safety and access concerns for heavy trucks getting into tight spaces and traversing hills, according to Peter Nierengarten, the city’s environmental director.
Nierengarten said all residential recycling routes were completed Wednesday morning, but some trash customers did not receive a pickup before the roads became hazardous. All Thursday collections have been cancelled, and will be picked up next week.
Those customers who did not receive trash collection service this week can place extra bags next to their bins by the curb next week without any additional charges on their accounts, Nierengarten said.
Recycling drop-off centers
Residents who don’t want to wait for recycling services to resume can use either of the city’s two recycling drop-off facilities that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Those facilities are located at:
- Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off – 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
- Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off – 735 W. North Street
Commercial routes are currently suspended and will resume when roads conditions allow for safe collections. If weather conditions improve, commercial routes that were cancelled will be collected on Friday or Saturday.
The city’s Transfer Station and the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off trailer at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road and the Compost Facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday. Those locations will be reopened to the public when road and weather conditions allow for safe operations.