We are proud to announce that Pulaski County is the first county in Arkansas to offer a residential recycling program for all residents!
Beginning June 5, 2017, residents of the unincorporated areas of Pulaski County will have residential recycling service. This program will allow the community to participate in similar curbside recycling as in cities like Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood and Jacksonville.
Pulaski County entered into a contract with Waste Management to provide curbside recycling to nearly 18,000 residences. This will allow residents to recycle all their plastic bottles, cans paper, and cardboard. Residents are asked not to recycle glass, plastic bags or medical waste like syringes. All acceptable recyclable items should be placed directly into the new 96-gallon cart – don’t bag your recyclables! The recyclables will then be transported to Waste Management’s materials recovery facility in Little Rock.
“Our new recycling program will help us divert thousands of tons of material away from the landfill and allow us to make our community greener,” said Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. “Pulaski County residents now have access to this high-quality recycling program and we are the only county to offer this service to citizens in unincorporated areas in Arkansas.”
“Pulaski County has taken a bold step as a leader in county governance to provide this recycling service for its residents,” said Waste Management Public Affairs Director George Wheatley. “We are excited to work with Pulaski County and look forward to helping its residents recycle right.”
Pulaski county residents’ garbage will continue to be picked up on their usual pickup day, once a week. Recyclables will be picked up every other week, on the same day as garbage, beginning either June 5 or 12, depending on where you live. Recycling collection calendars will soon be provided to residents identifying their GREEN or GOLD every-other-week recycling service. The 96-gallon wheeled carts are currently being delivered to residents and will continue until all carts are delivered. The new green cart with the yellow lid should be used for recyclables only. It will NOT be picked up if it contains garbage or non-acceptable recyclable materials.
Residents should look for a mailing at the end of May informing them how to recycle right and whether their recycling will be picked up on the GREEN or GOLD weeks. For further information, residents are asked to call Waste Management at 501-565-0191. Questions about your billing or garbage please call 501-210-7500.