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Fayetteville’s Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Residential Trash Program means just that, the more trash you throw out on a weekly basis the more money it will cost you. Each residence has a choice of 3 sizes for their trash cart; 32, 64, and 96 gallon sizes are available. Each size has a different rate assigned to it. View current rates.
It is important to know that each residence should get the size cart that is designed to handle the weekly volumes of trash from that household. The 32 gallon is for 1 bag of trash or less, the 64 is for up to 2 bags of trash, and the 96 gallon is for up to 3 bags of trash. Overfilling carts is not recommended and will billed for each extra bag visible above the rim of the cart. Please make sure the cart lid is closed completely to avoid extra bag charges. The PAYT program is highly recommended by the EPA as a means to reduce waste and provide a fairer system for those who reduce and recycle. Anybody can reduce the waste they produce by fully using the recycling program and avoiding wasteful practices. You can make a difference!
Each single-family residence and duplexes receive four (4) virtual stickers each year for extra trash occasions. These virtual stickers are allotted to your water account and are not physical stickers as in years past. Trash bags set at the curb outside of the carts will be collected and an extra bag charge will be added if the four virtual stickers are already accounted for through the water bill.
Large items that cannot fit into your trash cart are considered bulky waste and are collected separately. These items usually consist of furniture and appliances. Only single family residences may participate in the program. Multi-unit, private drives, commercial businesses and apartment complexes are exempt from this program. All accounts may bring items to the Transfer Station during normal operating hours for a fee. Ward clean ups are also available for bulky waste (see Ward Bulky Waste cleanups FAQ). Each single family residence is allowed one free bulky waste collection per year. Additional collections are available for $45. The Boston Mountain Solid Waste District provides a bulky waste program and can be reached at 888-426-9278 or 479-846-3005.
Bulky waste collections are divided into three categories: household furniture/large household items, metals materials and brush. Quantities are limited to 5fiveitems per collection, all items are to be from one category. Collections are scheduled through the Recycling and Trash Collection Office by calling 479-575-8398 and are set on a first-come-first-serve basis. Items must be placed by the curb by 5 a.m. on the designated collection day. Items must be placed within six feet of the right of way and not placed within four feet of any fixed objects in the ground, such as a utility meter, mailbox, or fence line. Items may not be placed under trees or low hanging power lines (17 to 20 foot clearance above items is needed). Materials should be placed out for collection no more than 24 hours prior to collection. Items will not be collected from inside a dwelling or alleyway or private drive.
Bulky waste collections for the three different categories occur on different days of the week. Any appliance item that originally contained Freon will not be collected for free in this program. There is a Freon fee per unit to pick up Freon-containing appliances. Residents can deliver appliances containing Freon to the Compost Facility during normal operating hours for a Freon fee per unit. Brush or tree limbs must be no larger than 12 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. View the Freon Recovery Request Form
Hazardous waste, paint, tires, construction debris, lumber, carpet, shingles, and remodeling debris are not included in this program. Drop box containers are available for rental by the city or should be taken directly to the landfill to handle construction debris. For drop box information, please call the Recycling and Trash Collection Office at 479-575-8398. Visit the Bulky Waste web page for more information on the Bulk Pick Up Program