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Solid Waste

What Is Solid Waste? 

Solid waste is generated inside the normal household setting and includes many items that can fit inside the rollout container. Small miscellaneous items such as dishes are considered solid waste. Please place recyclable items in the blue cart assigned to your residence.  For more information on recycling, please visit the Recycling page. 

Electronics are now banned from the landfill by state law. Please take them to the Recycling Center located at the Ann St. Landfill, or call 433-1329.


  • If garbage collection is MONDAY your yard waste collection is FRIDAY 
  • If garbage collection is TUESDAY your yard waste collection is THURSDAY  
  • If garbage collection is THURSDAY your yard waste collection is TUESDAY  
  • If garbage collection is FRIDAY your yard waste collection is MONDAY  

The following guidelines apply for pickup:

  • City Ordinance now requires the use of a City-approved cart. Additional containers or bags of trash not in the City cart will not be collected. Please do not place loose garbage in the cart.

  • Must be curbside for collection no later than 7 a.m. on the day of service

  • Yard waste and solid waste must not be combined at any time

  • When disposing of your cat litter and dog waste, please double bag the waste before placing it in your garbage container for pickup

  • Carts are assigned to specific addresses and remain at the address even if occupants move to another location within the city. Each household is authorized only one cart and it remains the property of the City of Fayetteville

  • Carts that have been emptied must be removed from curbside the same day they are serviced. Failure to do so could result in a fine

  • Please bag household trash before placing in container.  This helps keep loose trash from being scattered in the roadway.

Information about the Bulky Item Pickup Ordinance

As of July 1, 2011, the Bulky Pickup Ordinance was revised. Owner-generated construction debris will be collected for a $50 fee. This now includes carpeting of any size. Contractor-generated debris will not be collected.

Bulky Item Pickup Fees 

The revised Bulky Pickup Ordinance allows the Solid Waste Division the ability to charge fees to pick up bulky items. For reference, a cubic yard is the volume of a box that is 1 yard long, 1 yard wide and 1 yard high. 

Full Truck Loads (approx. 20 cubic yards): $357.00 per truckload

Less than full truckload pickups (less than 20 cubic yards or 540 cubic feet):  No Charge

This is a pre-paid service. Residents should schedule a pickup through the Call Center at 433-1FAY (1329) or by visiting the Solid Waste Division at 455 Grove Street. We accept cash, checks and most major cards.