Pulaski County Sanitation & Animal Services
Kathy Botsford

3403 West 33rd Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
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Pulaski County Sanitation and Animal Services

Pulaski County Sanitation is a County Department under Pulaski County Public Works. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. This office handles services regarding: garbage, recycling, small yard waste, large yard waste and bulky item pick ups for the residents of unincorporated Pulaski County. Trash collection is currently contracted to Waste Management for a fee of $25.02 a month. This fee includes weekly garbage pickup and small and large yard waste as well as two bulk item pick ups and tire pick up (16 tires per residence) a year. Additional bulk item pick ups are available upon request for an additional charge by calling sanitation at 210-7500.

Spay or Neutering Services

Pulaski County entered into a contract with Arkansans for Animals to assist Pulaski County residents spay or neuter pets at a low cost to the pet owner. For more information on this program and other services, visit the Arkansans for Animals website or call 501-455-5400.

Household Waste Collection

Residents in the unincorporated area set up service by calling the Pulaski County Sanitation Department Office at 501-210-7500. Each home is furnished with a special 96 gallon refuse and recycling container which the resident rolls to the end of the driveway or street (on private roads) on collection day for pick up. The waste collection vehicle will raise and dispense of household debris and return container to its original location. After collection, the resident is responsible for returning the refuse container back to its storage place. The refuse container remains the property of the contractor and will be maintained and replaced at no cost to the resident, except for damage due to their negligence or abuse.

Please do not take the container when you move; just contact this office by phone (501-210-7500) and request the service to be discontinued and your container will be picked up. If the container is not returned a charge of $75.00 will apply. Please Note: The following debris is not allowed in the general waste container: appliances, electronics, flammables, chemical/radioactive material, paint, construction material, dead animal remains, and any type of oil, medical waste, needles and/or bodily semi-solids and bodily fluids.

Yard Waste

Your scheduled day for small bagged yard waste will be the day after your regularly scheduled household collection day. Yard debris consists of leaves, small limbs/sticks or brush that is bagged or may be placed in your waste management can and is placed by the side of the road. Please do not co-mingle yard waste and household waste.

Tree Limbs and Brush

Large piles of limbs, tree debris and brush must be called for pick up (210-7500) and placed on the right of way by a public road.  A knuckle boom truck will be dispatched to recover large yard waste.   Tree limbs must be cut no larger than 4 feet in length. If you have a tree professionally cut down, the contractor must remove this from your property. In the event that Pulaski Sanitation has to come out and recover the limbs, there will be a charge for debris removal.

Bulk Item Pickup

All requests for bulk item pick ups must be scheduled by calling the Sanitation office (501-210-7500). At the time of your phone call, please make sure you provide the following information: the full name of the account holder, the exact location, a contact phone number, an account number and a list of the items that you have out. Items must be placed on the curb or in the ditch no more than 5 feet from the road at the time you call the office to request a pickup. Please be sure that items are not placed in the road or become a hazard for traffic.  In addition items should be placed clear of any utilities such as gas meters as well as power lines.  We accept the following items: appliances, furniture, bagged clothing, toys, lawn furniture and tires*. Absolutely no building material is accepted.


*Tires are collected separately and must be off the rim. Each resident gets a maximum of 8 tires per load and 16 per year. Call the office to schedule a tire pick up at 210-7500.


Residents will be billed in one of two forms: either on their water bill or direct billing. Payment is due monthly if the refuse fee is attached to the water bill and quarterly if the method is direct billing. An additional container may be ordered at an extra fee of $8.00 per month.

If your garbage is scheduled to be picked up on an observed Holiday it will be collected the next day. If you have a question about when it will be picked up, please call our office at 501-210-7500. Information on holiday route schedules will also be published in the local newspaper, County website and on the County Facebook page.

Recycling Information 

For recycling information please call Pulaski County Regional Recycling at 501-340-8787 or visit their website at regionalrecycling.org.  You can also contact Waste Management’s recycling call center by calling 501-565-0191.

2020 Holiday Schedule for Pulaski County Residential Garbage Collection

New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1) No routes will run New Year’s Day but will resume and run one day late, Thursday through Saturday.   The Sanitation office will be closed for the holiday.

Dr. Martin L. King (Monday, January 20)
– Routes will run as normal.  The Sanitation office will be closed Monday for the holiday.

George Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gaston Bates -President’s Day (Monday February 17thObserved)
– All routes run as normal.  The Sanitation office will be closed Monday for the holiday.

Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th)
No routes will run Monday but will resume and run one day late, Tuesday through Saturday. Sanitation office will be closed Monday.

Independence Day (Friday, July 3rdObserved)
–Routes will run as normal this week. Sanitation office will be closed Friday for the holiday.

Labor Day (Monday, September 7th
– No routes will run on Monday but will resume Tuesday and run one day late through Saturday. The Sanitation office will be closed on the Monday.

Veterans’ Day (Wednesday, November 11th)
– Routes will run as normal. The Sanitation office will be closed for the holiday on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th)
No routes will run on the Thursday. Routes will resume on Friday and run one date late Friday and Saturday. The Sanitation office will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

Christmas Day (Friday, December 25th)
No routes will run on Christmas day, Friday, December 25th.  Routes will resume and run one day late on Saturday.   The Sanitation office will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday December 25th. ​