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Recycling Schedule Announced

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Fayetteville Solid Waste and Recycling Division announced June’s availability of screened compost, Transfer Station hours of operation, Compost Facility hours of operation, mulch distribution, recycling drop off information, apartment recycling information and information on
No. 3 through No. 7 plastic bottles and containers now being accepted at the recycling drop off.

Compost Facility Hours. The City’s Compost Facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. is open during normal operating hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The site will be opened from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Residents of Fayetteville are allowed to drop off brush, leaves or grass during these hours but need to bring a recent water bill showing solid waste charges and proof of residency to drop off yard waste for free. Commercial landscapers and contractors are allowed to use the site for drop off purposes and normal fees apply.

Compost Distribution. Screened compost is currently unavailable, check with the Solid Waste and Recycling office at 575-8398 for when compost will be available again. Only Fayetteville residents are allowed to purchase the compost and must show proof of residency through their water bill.

No commercial customers or apartments are allowed to receive compost. Bring a copy of a recent water bill showing solid waste charges for proof of residency. Residents will only be allowed to purchase one scoop for $20 plus tax when the compost is available. One scoop is approximately enough to fill the bed of a regular size pickup truck. Limiting to one scoop allows a chance for most residents to purchase the compost should they desire.

Mulch Distribution. Mulch will be made available during normal operating hours (see above) while supplies last. The fee for mulch is $10 per scoop (21⁄2 cubic yards) and is available to anyone.

Transfer Station Hours. The City’s Transfer Station for the disposal of solid waste is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, excluding holidays. The fees for disposal are $41.30 per ton, $26.30 minimum or $6 per bag.

Recycling Drop Off on S. Happy Hollow. The Solid Waste and Recycling Division operates a recycling drop off center located just off 15th Street on South Happy Hollow Road. The site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide convenient recycling options. Volunteer groups are being sought to work a few hours on Saturdays to clean the site and provide education to those wishing to recycle. Contact Brian Pugh at
718-7685 or bpugh@ci.fayetteville.ar.us for more information.

Plastic No. 3-7. Recycling for No. 3 through No. 7 bottles and containers is being made available at the Recycling Drop Off mentioned above. This is a pilot program utilizing a recently-developed recycling market in Pryor, Okla., that will use the plastic to make a synthetic crude oil. This service is not available through the curbside service.

It is extremely important to not include plastic bags into the drop off container. Plastic bags will get into the sorting equipment used at the site processing the plastic and cause mechanical failures.

 

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