Recycling in Fayetteville

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The City of Fayetteville is working hard to meet an important goal - diverting at least 40% of all waste from the landfill by the year 2027. All residents, businesses and visitors in Fayetteville can help the City achieve this goal by reducing waste, reusing, recycling and composting. The City provides a host of programs and services to help residents recycle, compost and reduce waste.

Why should I Recycle? 

First, recycling will save you money. The City has a Pay-As-You-Throw trash program which means that the larger your trash cart, the larger your monthly utility bill. It's free to downsize to a smaller trash cart! Moving from the largest to the smallest trash can will save a family $156 a year. Recycling also helps reduce the tax dollars the City has to spend to put trash into a landfill. 

Second, recycling helps make our earth a safe, sustainable and healthy place to live. Recycling reduces the new material needed to create products, the need to expand or build more landfills, and greenhouse gas emissions-from both landfills and from the production and manufacturing of new materials. Recycling is a great way to show your commitment to stewardship, sustainability and care for our earth and for Fayetteville.

How can I recycle?

The City provides a variety of ways for many different members of the Fayetteville community to recycle:

What can I recycle?

 The City of Fayetteville is committed to only collecting items that can actually be recycled, reused, or composted. We will not accept items into our recycling system that will end up in a landfill. This means that sometimes, items you may have recycled in another community, won't be accepted here. Check out the helpful graphics and guides below to learn what can and can't be recycled in Fayetteville: 

Together, we can make a difference in our City by reducing the amount of trash we create through recycling, reusing, and composting. Thank you for doing your part to make Fayetteville the most beautiful, sustainable, litter-free place it can be!

Can I recycle this? Yes if cardboard, mixed paper, cans, glass, and plastic (bottles only)