Recycling and Sustainability
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program that focuses on reducing ozone air pollution to improve local air quality for healthy communities. "Ditch the Keys" is an awareness-building campaign encouraging central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days.
On May 13-17, leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch the Keys Week to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you.
See flyer here: http://www.metroplan.org/files/53/ditchthekeys-flyer2.pdf
Register here: ditchthekeys.eventbrite.com
Downloadable PDF Version of 2013 Recycling Calendar
Downloadable PDF Version of Map
Time to roll out your recyclables
What's recyclable? Visit the Acceptable Materials page or check out the lid of your cart.
As a reminder, plastic bags are no longer accepted at the curb but can be taken back to Kroger and Walmart.
Do not bag recyclables! Please place loose materials in the cart.
Also, please allow at least three (3) feet in between your recycling cart, trash cart, and any other objects.
For residential customers simply curbside recycle your old phone books or take them to one (1) of the three (3) Saturday morning drop-off centers. For businesses with 100 or more phone books call Waste Management for a free roll off and delivery at (501) 804-3633 through April.
Residential Recycling Program Questions?
To report missed recycling or to request a replacement or additional cart, call 311 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or click here.
Earn Points While You Recycle
With Recyclebank you earn points every time you recycle! Use those points for discounts and deals from your favorite local and national businesses. Join today by visiting recyclebank.com/wm or call: 1-888-727-2978. Be ready to give your Recyclebank PIN number. If you have misplaced or forgotten your PIN number, Recyclebank will reset it for you. Visit Recyclebank for more information on how the program works.
Need Compost or Mulch?
The annual spring sale is in progress and will continue until June 1, 2013. The sale price for a pickup truck load is $14.00 for compost and $10.00 for wood mulch. This sale price does not apply to trailers. Compost is in limited supply until summer. Call 888-5806 for availability. There are large quantities of wood products from the 2012 winter storm being transported by our FEMA contractor to the Little Rock Landfill for processing into wood mulch. Call or stop by the landfill at 10803 Ironton Cutoff.
Have too much cardboard and don't know how to properly dispose of it? Cardboard can be recycled but must be able to completely fit in the cart with the lid closed. Cardboard that cannot be placed in the recycling cart for pick up may be set out with yard waste for collection. Cardboard boxes will be collected provided they are either empty, contain more cardboard, or contain yard waste. Please note that the boxes and contents must weigh sixty (60) pounds or less to be picked up. Boxes containing anything other than these materials noted – such as Styrofoam packing peanuts, trash, etc. – will not be collected. In cases such as these, call 3-1-1 and request an on-call pick-up.
Recycling Drop-off Centers
Hours for all locations: Saturdays from 7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Wheels for Wishes
If you have a vehicle you want to get rid of, consider
donating it to Wheels for Wishes. This organization
gives the proceeds from selling donated vehicles to our
local Make-A-Wish Foundation. Go to wheelsforwishes.org
for more information.