Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Cart Program

The residential program provides waste collection to approximately 21,200 residences in Fayetteville. Residential collection routes are serviced Monday through Thursday. Once collected, all of the waste is taken to the city's Transfer Station located in southeast Fayetteville and then transported to the Eco Vista Tontitown Landfill for disposal.

Fayetteville has successfully operated a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Automated Residential Cart Program for trash since March of 2003. PAYT breaks with tradition by treating trash service just like electricity, gas, and other utilities. Households pay a graduated rate depending on the volume of trash they dispose. This program is designed to encourage waste reduction and waste diversion through the curbside recycling program.

Be Prepared


Residential routes for collection of trash, recycling and yard waste begin at 5 a.m. Please have your trash carts, recycling bins, and yard waste out to the curb by that time. It is best to place your bins and carts out the night before to ensure pick up. Please allow 3 feet around the trash carts for collection by the automated truck. 
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Extra Charge - Important


Please make sure your lid is completely shut to avoid any charges. If a lid on a cart is open, even an inch, and bags are visible, a charge of $6.26 per bag will occur.

Each resident receives 4 virtual stickers that are assigned to the water meter account each year to use with the program. Any bags outside the cart will be picked up and counted towards the four free bags. After your four free bags, any trash bags left outside the cart on collection days will result in a $6.26 extra bag charge.

Cart Sizes


The less trash you produce, the more money you save!

32 Gallons


The 32 gallon cart is for residences that produce one 32-gallon bag of trash or less per week. 
Cost per month: $9.47

64 Gallons


The 64 gallon cart is for the residences that produce two 32-gallon bags or less of trash per week. 
Cost per month: $14.46

96 Gallons


The 96 gallon cart is for residences that produce three 32-gallon bags of trash or less per week. 
Cost per month: $20.52
32 Gallon Cart
64 Gallon Cart
96 Gallon Cart

Savings


Changing to a smaller cart is free of charge. Going up in cart volume, customers will incur a one-time $20.00 upgrade fee.

You may change cart sizes at any time, but must wait 30 days between orders.
Carts are exchanged on your next service day.


REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!


By downsizing, you can save money and keep trash out of the landfill. Utilizing recycling bins for all steel and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, paper, and cardboard will help greatly to reduce your volume of trash.
 
If you are interested in saving money by switching to a smaller cart, please contact the Recycling and Trash Collections office.

Contact Us

  1. Recycling & Trash Collection


    Residential services, General Information


    1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Phone: 479.575.8398
    Fax: 479.444.3478
    Email the Division

    Commercial Service Representative

    Commercial & Roll off services
    Phone: 479.575.8397
    Email

    Waste Reduction Coordinator

    Education, Business Recycling
    Phone: 479.718.7685
    Email

    Staff Directory

Downsize Your Trash Cart
Your Yearly Savings
Less Gallons You Send to Landfill
Large to Small
$132.60 768
Large to Medium
$72.72 384
Medium to Small
$59.88 384