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Recycling and Sustainability

City of Little Rock Curbside Recycling

Fresh Start for 2016: Recycle Your Cartons! 

2016 brings a fresh start and that includes a fresh start for recycling! We want recycling to be as convenient as possible for you, and we know that the less guessing you have to do on what can be recycled, the easier it is!

With that in mind, did you know that you can recycle food and beverage cartons in Little Rock? (Check out the full list of accepted recyclables here). These are containers typically used to hold orange juice, milk, broth and more. There are refrigerated and non-refrigerated types – check out the image to know exactly how they look.

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Recycling is an easy way to help our city and be green. When cartons are recycled, they are remade into new products like paper towels, tissues, writing paper – and even green building materials!

It’s su

per easy to do –just toss your empty food and beverage cartons into your recycling container for collection. No flattening required. That’s it!

Check out the many reasons you should recycle your cartons at

Recycle your cartons, Little Rock!

Excess Cardboard


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 Advantage Rewards Program

Check out the new Recycling Advantage Rewards Program administered by the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Pulaski County.  This incentive program rewards participating households that are recycling in Pulaski County and its municipalities.  Participants must reside in Pulaski County and be at least 18 years of age.

The only way to receive prizes for recycling is to register ONE TIME on the web site or call 501-340-8787. 

To download click on calendar.

To download a 2016 Spanish Recycling Collection Calendar click here.

To request a printed copy to be sent to you email to

Recycling Map

LRecycles Collection Map

Downloadable PDF Version of Map

Time to roll out your recyclables

Recycling is on a roll

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, Walmart, and other retailers.

Do not bag recyclables! Please place loose materials in the cart, with the exception of shredded paper, which is to be placed in a clear bag.

Also, please allow at least three (3) feet in between your recycling cart, trash cart, and any other objects. 

To report missed recycling or to request a replacement or additional cart, call 311 Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM or click here.

The City of Little Rock's Sixth Annual Sustainability Summit was held on April 9, 2015
at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A video, "A day in the life of the Sustainable Mayor" with Mayor Mark Stodola, opened the Summit. 
Click here to view.

The summit included a presentation by keynote speaker John Fisk of the Wallace Center at Winrock
International on sustainable food systems. A panel discussion focused on local sustainability issues
including food security, transportation, and energy efficiency.

This year's Summit was dedicated to unveiling the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap and to promoting
individual empowerment. Click here to view the Roadmap.


To see a chronological listing of significant City of Little Rock sustainability initiatives and
click here.

In 2014, Little Rock Mayor, Mark Stodola and the Board of Directors, unanimously approved the Multi-Family Ordinance effective January 1, 2015, stipulating that complexes with 100 or more units must provide recycling to its residents.


Business Recycling

For more information on business e-waste recycling, contact

Event Recycling

We loan out collapsible recycling containers to the public for events.  If interested, please contact Melinda Glasgow at



Adopt-a-Street Opportunity

The City of Little Rock's Adopt-A-Street program in partnership with Keep Little Rock Beautiful offers an opportunity for civic groups to beautify the City through volunteering to pick up litter and trash on their selected street. There are many streets in need of adoption, so call 501-371-4537 today to apply and participate or visit for more information.


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