If you have items that are in question, please call the district office at:

(479) 452-4101

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Reduce your single-use plastics !

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Lavaca Recycles!

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Lavaca Recycles!

 

The ABC Recycling Center, located at 904 N Davis in Lavaca,  is open Friday’s from 8 – 3 and Saturdays from 9-2. We recycle food grade glass, steel cans, aluminum cans, electronics, newsprint, cardboard, paper, plastics and much more! For a small fee you can also dispose of stuff you don’t want anymore like furniture, scrap metal, appliances and junk. NO TIRES, ROOFING MATERIALS, BURN BARRELS OR THE CONTENTS OF BURN BARRELS, YARD WASTE OR USED OIL FILTERS. Come see Jeff this weekend, he would love to see you! Keep Lavaca Beautiful!

Request Additional Recycling Carts !

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Keep Fort Smith Beautiful

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Keep Fort Smith Beautiful

Keep Fort Smith Beautiful is dedicated to keeping our city clean, vibrant, and beautiful! We are a volunteer-driven group of citizens dedicated to enhancing the image and appearance of Fort Smith, Arkansas! Our goal is to create and maintain a successful and aesthetically pleasing community. Go to the link below to see more of what KFSB does in Fort Smith.

 

http://www.keepfsbeautiful.org/

Lavaca Recycling Center

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Lavaca Recycling Center

904 North Davis 

Fridays 8:00-3:00

Saturdays 9:00-2:00

 

Greenwood Recycle Center

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Glass, Paper & Plastic Recycling

The City of Greenwood Street Department is committed to recycling and we are working towards implementing efficient and convenient methods for citizens to recycle.

We operate a Drop-Off Recycling Center adjacent to the Street Department Main Office that accepts glass, paper and plastic products.

Our hours of operation are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8AM – 4PM
Saturday 8AM – Noon

Recycle Center Re-opening Rules and Observing Covid-19 Guidelines

Items we accept:

Glass Recycling

Food & Beverage Glass Only ~ Food Grade Glass Only

Items we accept:

  • Jars
  • Food & Beverage Bottles
  • Wine Bottles
  • Beer Bottles
  • Liquor Bottles

Items we DO NOT accept:

  • Dishes
  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Pottery
  • Clay Pots
  • Ovenware
  • Crystal
  • Light Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Ceramic Tile

Paper Recycling

Items we accept:

Items we also accept

Items we do not accept

Containers of the following items will no longer be accepted:

Metal Recycling

A trial metal collection bin has been added at the Recycle Center

The following WILL NOT be accepted in the metal bin:

Scrap metal will be accepted.

Items we do not accept

City of Greenwood

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New hours !

 

The City of Greenwood Recycle Center located at 104 Bell Road is now accepting Glass ! Food and beverage containers only !

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM
 Saturday each month 8:00AM to Noon

 

Glass Recycling

Food & Beverage Glass Only ~ Food Grade Glass Only

Items we accept:

  • Jars
  • Food & Beverage Bottles
  • Wine Bottles
  • Beer Bottles
  • Liquor Bottles

Items we DO NOT accept:

  • Dishes
  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Pottery
  • Clay Pots
  • Ovenware
  • Crystal
  • Light Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Ceramic Tile

Paper Recycling

Items we accept:

  • Cardboard (Boxes must be broken down)
  • Newspapers
  • Phone Books
  • Computer Paper
  • Magazines

Items we also accept

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Electronic Equipment

Items we do not accept

Containers of the following items will no longer be accepted:

  • Laundry/Fabric cleaners
  • Cleaning supplies and sanitizer wipes
  • Medicine bottles
  • Coffee & Creamers
  • Shampoo & Conditioners
  • Vinegar
  • Ice cream, yogurt, cereal bowls, powder drink mix, frosting

Metal Recycling

A trial metal collection bin has been added at the Recycle Center

The following WILL NOT be accepted in the metal bin:

  • Appliances
  • Propane Panks
  • Refrigerant Tanks
  • Helium Tanks
  • Grills

Scrap metal will be accepted.

Items we do not accept

  • Trash
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Paint

Outdoor Burning is Unlawful and Unhealthy

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Arkansas State Air Pollution Control Regulations Section 18.6 (b) prohibits the open burning of waste materials. Specifically, it states that: “No person shall cause or permit the open burning of refuse, garbage, trade waste, or other waste material, or shall conduct a salvage operation by open burning.”
Household trash, tires, construction and demolition waste (including lumber and/or wood), etc. are considered waste materials and Cannot be burned according to State Law.

Many residents of Sebastian County continue to burn prohibited items – including household trash! This is a habit passed down from generation to generation. The composition of household trash today has drastically changed from that of our grandparents’ time.

The Sebastian County Solid Waste District works to educate residents about the ban on open burning in order to reduce the environmental and health risks associated with open burning. If you know of someone who is burning household trash or other prohibited items, please let us know. You can call our office at (479) 452-4101. We will contact the person responsible and provide them with information on the laws and risks.

Potential Health Risks
Smoke from the outdoor burning of common household and farm materials pollutes the air and can cause serious health problems for the residents of Sebastian County.

The inhalation of smoke from burning brush, grass, leaves and trash can cause asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer. Most at risk due to poor air quality are children, the elderly and those with breathing problems. Since smoke particles fall into the ground, burning also pollutes our water and soil.

Backyard fires can and will destroy property. The number one way people are responsible for causing wildfires is when outdoor burning grows out-of-control. You may be held responsible for the cost of stopping an out-of-control fire and the damage it causes.

When you consider the health and financial risks associated with outdoor burning, the alternatives quickly become a more favorable option. Some alternatives may include curbside pickup, Countywide, City-wide clean-up days or taking your waste to a landfill. Help to keep our air, land and water clean and healthy.

 

 

 

Reusable Cups Save !

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So let’s do this!

Posted by 1 Million Women on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Plastic Water Bottles

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Refuse, reduce, reuse plastic water bottles, and oh yes, stuff an #ecobrick!

Posted by Upcycle Santa Fe on Monday, January 28, 2019