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Fall County Wide Cleanup Campaign 2022

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 Fall County Wide Cleanup Campaign

Information Contact:
David Hudson, County Judge 783-6139
Randy Hall, Solid Waste
District Director 452-4104

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for our Fall Cleanup Campaign.  Residents of Sebastian County are encouraged to use the Cleanup Site dumpsters, to pick up litter, tackle illegal dumps and do whatever else it takes to put a shine on Sebastian County, according to County Judge David Hudson.  This countywide cleanup campaign is in coordination with the Great American Cleanup.

Proof of Sebastian County residency is required by Arkansas Driver’s License for disposal of trash at the cleanup site.

The County Campaign will take place on Saturdays starting October 1st and go through October 29th, 2022.

By working together to clean up our properties we all can make a difference and make our community more beautiful, safer and a healthier place to live, work and play,” says Judge Hudson.

As in past cleanup campaigns, dumpsters will be placed in several locations throughout the County for County residents to have a convenient place to bring collected trash for safe and legal disposal.

Dumpster schedules and locations are as follows:      

Date Time Place

County Sites

There will be an E-Waste trailer at each of the County sites. 

Saturday, October 1 7AM – 2PM Milltown/Washburn Fire Station
Saturday, October 8 7AM – 2PM Greenwood Road Department/Road Yard
Saturday, October 15 7AM – 2PM Lavaca Rural-Rodeo Arena Road
Saturday, October 22 7AM – 2PM Jenny Lind/White Bluff Fire Station
Saturday, October 29 7AM – 2PM Midland/Boyer Park Highway 45

Cleanup Dumpsters

Dumpsters will be placed by 7:00 A.M. on Saturday and are available until 2:00 p.m. on the same day. Dumpsters will be picked up by 2:00 P.M. in order to be hauled to the Landfill and dumped by closing time. (3:30 P.M.)

City Sites

Friday October 8&9 8AM – 6PM Greenwood Recycling Center
Saturday October 8&15 7AM – 2PM Fort Smith
Saturday October 15 7AM – 2PM Mansfield Public Works
Saturday October 8 11AM – 2PM Hackett
Wednesday October 12-Saturday October 15 10AM – 6PM Lavaca Recycle Center
Friday October 28, Saturday October 29 10AM – 6PM Barling Public Works Department


Computers, TVs, or VCR’s “will be accepted” with a trailer designated for these items at the Greenwood City Street Department on Bell Road.

Any resident of Sebastian County who does not have a cleanup site in their city as well as residence in the unincorporated area, may utilize ANY of the County Cleanup sites.

Tire Disposal Policy

NOTE: Tires “will NOT be accepted” as a part of this cleanup campaign.

County residents may dispose of up to four passenger tires, without rims, at no charge by taking the tires to Westark Tire at 601 Oak Grove Road in Van Buren, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NOTE:  Dumpsters will be staffed by County Employees at all times to assure that only acceptable wastes are disposed of.  The following items are NOT acceptable in the dumpsters due to Landfill regulations:

  • Yard waste, grass, leaves and brush
  • Used oil
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous or toxic wastes
  • **TV’s Computers – Electronic Equipment
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Herbicides or pesticides
  • Paints or liquids of any kind
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Freon containing appliances (appliances using Freon MUST have the compressor removed before it can be accepted)

NOTE: Barrels used to burn trash are illegal in the State of Arkansas and “will NOT be accepted” as part of this cleanup campaign

NOTE:   White goods (appliances, refrigerators, etc.) may be placed in a designated area with the County Road Department disposing of these items on the day of the cleanup date in your area.  Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, MUST HAVE COMPRESSORS REMOVED.

This cleanup is for Residents only and NOT for Commercial Disposal Proof of Sebastian County residency by (driver’s license) will be required prior to disposal

Report Littering 1-866-811-1222

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Outdoor Burning is Unlawful and Unhealthy

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Outdoor Burning is Unlawful and Unhealthy
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.




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.



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