Fall Cleanup Campaign will run October 10 through October 31 as part of the Great Arkansas Cleanup Statewide. The County Cleanup Campaign maintains the natural beauty of Sebastian County and helps eliminate illegal dump sites.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the campaign will operate differently this year. County residents may take their waste to the Fort Smith City landfill, located at 5900 Commerce Road, Fort Smith, AR 72916 at no charge during the cleanup on Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Proof of Sebastian County residency is required by Arkansas Driver’s License for
disposal of trash at the Fort Smith City Landfill.
The landfill will be open 7:00 AM on Saturday closing time (3:30 PM)
NOTE: The following items are NOT acceptable:
Yard waste, grass, leaves and brush
Hazardous or toxic wastes
**TV’s Computers – Electronic Equipment
Herbicides or pesticides
Paints or liquids of any kind
Freon containing appliances (appliances using Freon MUST have the compressor removed before it can be accepted)
NOTE: Tires “will NOT be accepted” as a part of this cleanup campaign.
NOTE: Barrels used to burn trash “will NOT be accepted” as part of this cleanup
NOTE: Computers, TV’s, or VCR’s “will be accepted” with a trailer designated for these items at the Fort Smith City Landfill during their designated Cleanup time. Please contact the Solid Waste District at 452-4104 for a complete list of E-Waste recycle centers with dates and time of operation.
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
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.
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.