Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Key Activities and Objectives

The City's Program of Economic and Business Development Outreach has been tasked with carrying out the following key activities and objectives

  • To forge, support and maintain public and private partnerships that serve to assist or induce private sector investments and job creating activities;
  • Identify and provide support, tools and strategies to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, developers and investors in starting or growing a business in Fayetteville
  • Market Fayetteville as a place that encourages and supports business investment, growth, retention and expansion;
  • Serve as a point of contact and clearinghouse for information relating to business development and economic growth in the City of Fayetteville;
  • Advocate and support policies, processes and strategies that serve and support the selection of Fayetteville and the greater Fayetteville area as a preferred location for living and doing business
  • Create, administer/facilitate and pro-actively support programs designed to enhance and expand access for local and micro-enterprise businesses to the City’s procurement of goods and services, and the contracting of construction and engineering opportunities with particular emphasis on local small disadvantaged minority business enterprises [LSDMBE] which includes both minority and veteran-owned businesses;
  • Provide leadership and coordinate efforts in the development and/or redevelopment of targeted, high-impact, “catalyst-type” projects, as well as the adaptive re-use and redevelopment challenges of under-performing commercial sites or corridors;
  • Support existing and new businesses wanting to expand or grow in the City by offering assistance and guidance with our regulatory processes
  • Attract new commercial and retail enterprises to the City, especially along targeted corridors
  • Initiate and support redevelopment opportunities along the under-performing corridors and catalyst sites
  • Work collaboratively with our local, state and national partners to bring about financial incentives and help advance Fayetteville as a city that is open for and supportive of business and industry
  • Market the opportunities and resources that are available to assist entrepreneurs and businesses with startup, retention and expansion efforts
  • Expand the City's portfolio of financial offerings including local incentive programs

The City's Approach

The City seeks to create targeted Economic Incentive Programs and other innovative effort designed to create, retain and expand jobs that will result in increased job opportunities as well as an increase in wages and personal income. 

In doing so, our approach will include:

  • Collaboration: building connections within key industry clusters and between firms and supporting organizations;
  • Cultivating Creativity and Talent: fostering an environment that is conducive to creative ideas (innovation), people and enterprises, increasing the pool of knowledge workers, preparing people for community leadership;
  • Economic Gardening: cultivating local entrepreneurs and small firms and creating an environment that supports their growth;
  • Place-based  Development: capitalizes on the distinctive and special characteristics of the City of Fayetteville, its natural environment, cultural heritage and tradition;
  • Green Development: to encourage activities and projects that are environmentally sustainable, such as energy efficient building construction, waste recycling, property reuse, and conservation;
  • Redevelopment of functionally obsolete property or economically distressed and challenged areas of the community;
  • Diversification of the economic base of the community that will improve its stability and enhance sustainability over time

 Other City Departments

The following City departments also directly or indirectly provide Economic and Business Development resources that creates a "No Wrong Door" approach to City Resources -