Bulky Waste

Spring Bulky Waste Clean-Ups Postponed

Spring bulky waste clean-up events postponed
The City of Fayetteville’s Recycling and Trash Collection Division is announcing that the Spring Bulky Waste Clean-Ups scheduled for April 18 and April 25, 2020 are  postponed until the summer in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing.New dates will be announced later in the summer as conditions allow for easing of social distancing guidelines. The paper shredding event originally associated with the April 18 date will be rescheduled as well.

Ward 3, formerly set for Saturday, April 18, is now postponed to later in the summer:

  • Butterfield Trail Elementary (3050 Old Missouri Road)
  • Recycling & Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)

 Ward 4, formerly set for Saturday, April 25, is now postponed to later in the summer:

  • Holcomb Elementary (2900 N. Salem Road)
  • Recycling & Trash Collection Facility (1560 S. Happy Hollow Road)

Bulky Waste Clean-Ups

The Recycling and Trash Collection Division sponsors eight bulky waste drop-off dates per year (four in the spring and four in the fall) for the disposal of large bulky items that will not fit in your trash cart. These clean-ups are free and for Fayetteville residents only; a recent copy of a water bill is required to verify residency.

ALLOWED: Couches, chairs, mattresses, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, plumbing fixtures, refrigerators , stoves, lawn mowers, carpet, vinyl flooring, drywall, paneling (limited amounts only, no contractors allowed).

NOT ALLOWED: Household garbage, commercial garbage, medical waste, dirt, rocks, leaves & grass, tires, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) such as batteries, solvents, paint, pesticides, herbicides, automotive fluids, cleaning chemicals, etc.

ONLY ONE Freon-bearing appliance is accepted for free, per household.  Additional appliances are $20 each to cover Freon removal.

E-WASTE is accepted at the Happy Hollow location ONLY during clean-ups: Acceptable items include computers, printers, copiers, paper shredders, fax machines, phones, microwaves, stereos, televisions, electronic cable, DVD and VCR players, video game consoles, satellite receivers and hand-held devices such as PDAs, ipods, etc.

Household Hazardous Waste (and E-Waste) are accepted at regional Boston Mountain Solid Waste locations. Fees may apply. Please call 479.846.3005 for information and locations.

Spring 2020 Clean-Up Dates

Spring bulky-waste clean-ups are postponed until later in the summer, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Bulky Waste Pick-Ups

The City of Fayetteville provides one free bulky waste pick-up per year to residents of single-family and duplex homes. This service is to handle large furniture, appliances, and brush/tree limbs. Only one category type of items may be selected for curbside bulky waste pick-up. See categories below.

You can opt to forfeit your free curbside pick-up and, instead, bring up to five accepted items from multiple categories to the Transfer Station for free along with your current water bill. Additional bulky waste pick-ups of up to five items within the same category can be scheduled for $55 plus tax.

Before putting your items on the curb, please call the Recycling and Trash Collection Division (479-575-8398) to schedule a pick-up. The schedule may be two or more weeks out.

  1. Acceptable Categories and Items
  2. Service Limitations
  3. Rules and Regulations

Bulky waste is divided into three categories for collection: Household, Metal, and Yard Waste. You may dispose of up to five items within the same category per free bulky waste pick-up. If you have multiple items in different categories, these must be picked up on different days. Therefore, only one of those pick-ups will be free (per year). Bulk is different from regular yard waste schedules.

1. Bulk Household

  • Artificial Christmas trees
  • Chairs and couches
  • Entertainment centers
  • Hot tub covers
  • Landscape timbers (10 only)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Sinks and tubs (excluding cast iron)
  • Lawn furniture
  • Doors - no glass
  • Swing sets - wooden only
  • Building materials (limited)
  • Carpet (3 - 6'x6' rolls)

Excludes tires, trash bags, cardboard boxes full of debris or packing paper, cast iron tubs, toilets, and sinks, electronics, hazardous materials, railroad ties, tree stumps, treated lumber, and concrete-slabs.

2. Bulk Metal

  • Major appliances
  • Lawnmowers, weed eaters, and tillers
  • Mailboxes and poles (all concrete must be removed)
  • Old metal trashcans (must be empty)

Excludes air conditioners, water coolers, freezers, refrigerators, tire rims, and electronics.

3. Bulk Brush

  • Brush
  • Tree limbs

Excludes dirt, food waste, plastic bags, rock, sludge, and sod.

*There is a maximum of 12 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter per limb. There is a limit of 3 standard pick-up truck size loads. If you have less than one truckload of brush and or tree limbs, please prepare the items for yard waste pick up or bring to the Compost Facility for disposal.