Frequently Asked Questions - Sanitation

Sanitation

The items below are recyclable and should not be disposed of in the trash.

• Newsprint, office paper, magazines, phone books, brochures, notebook paper, envelopes, soft cover booklets, manila folders, card stock
• Corrugated cardboard (broken down, flattened)
• Chipboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc.)
• Aluminum and steel cans
• Plastics with the number 1, 2, 4, or 7 inside the recycling logo
• Glossy magazines and catalogs
• Newspaper
• Corrugated cardboard (broken down, flatten)

 

• Paper towels, napkins, and tissue
• Wax-coated cardboard
• Food and food stained containers
• Snack packaging (chip and candy wrappers)
• Disposable cups
• Styrofoam
• Aerosol cans.
• Plastic bags - These should be reused and then recycled at your local grocery store.
• Plastic furniture
• Plastic utensils - These can be washed and reused.
• Plastic oil and pesticide containers
• Diapers
• Rubber products
• Glass of any kind.

Please keep the contents of your recycling container under 50 pounds, and remember that everything you put in your containers is hand sorted. So placing non-recyclable materials in the container costs the community time and money.

 

Aluminum cans are recyclable. Please rinse and place in your recycle container for collection.

 

Lead acid batteries (Car, motorcycle and marine) and dry cell & button batteries (Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium and Alkaline) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, the batteries must have original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

We are no longer accepting glass for curbside recycling. You can recycle glass at the City of Fort Smith Regional Sanitary Landfill, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am till 4:30 pm and Saturday 7:30 am till 3:30 pm. We accept food and beverage containers. NO mirrors, plates, ceramics, auto glass, Corning ware, Pyrex or plate glass. Glass does NOT need to be sorted.

The following Recycle Centers accept glass with the same requirements:

Davis Iron & Metal
2610 Wheeler Avenue
Hours: 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

City of Lavaca Recycle Center
904 North Davis
Hours: 8:00 to 3:00 Friday and 9:00 to 2:00 on Saturday

City of Greenwood Recycle Center
104 Bell Road
Hours: 7:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday 8:00 to 12:00 2nd Saturday of the month

City of Mansfield Recycle Center
601 East Center
Hours: 7:00 to 3:30 Monday through Friday

City of Barling
Public Works Department
304 Church Street Barling, Ar. 72923
Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday

Fort Smith Waste Paper
301 North 2nd Fort Smith, Ar. 72901
Hours: 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

 

Please do not place hot materials such as coals in the refuse container.

 

There are a few options available for disposal of old computers:

1.Household Computers - The Department of Sanitation hosts a computer recycling drop off center for the Sebastian County Regional Solid Waste Management District (SCRSWMD) at the Fort Smith Landfill. Sebastian County residents can drop off two (2) household computers per year at no charge.

2.Business Computers – Business computers can be recycled through the SCRSWMD at their Fort Chaffee location for a fee. Please call 452-4101 for details.

3.Computers can be disposed with normal trash.

For information on commercial eCycling, please visit www.eccopartners.org.

Residents needing to dispose of bulky items such as couches, appliances, furniture, outdoor grills, mattresses, box springs and other large objects can make special arrangements with the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation to have these items picked up. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Fluorescent Light Bulbs (ballasts included) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Household Cleaners are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, the cleaners must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Household Pesticides and Herbicides (over-the-counter products only) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, it must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Prescriptions and Over the Counter (OTC) medications can be dropped off in the lobby of the Fort Smith Police Department located at 100 S 10 ST. All personal information should be removed from each bottle before placing them in the drop box.

 

Residents needing to dispose of bulky items such as couches, appliances, furniture, outdoor grills, mattresses, box springs and other large objects can make special arrangements with the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation to have these items picked up. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Automotive Products (Motor oils, oil filters, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, it must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Sharps (used medical needles) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. The sharps must be delivered in a heavy, clear plastic container with lid. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

We do not accept tires. Up to four (4) passenger tires are accepted at no charge at the following Sebastian County Waste Tire Collection Centers:

C&H Tire Company
8701 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith
452-5678

Jim Grizzle Tire Company
3002 Towson Ave
Fort Smith
783-6157

Darrell’s Tire
3422 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith
782-3072

 

Paints (Oil-based, stains, shellacs, lacquer, varnish, turpentine and aerosol cans), thinners, strippers and selected Solvents (non-chlorinated solvents only) are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. Water and latex based paints and canisters can be dried and placed in a normal household refuse container. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, it must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Please do not place credit cards, prescription medication labels or unused/cancelled checks into the recycling container. Items should be shredded or destroyed before placing in refuse container to help protect you from identity theft.

 

Please reuse plastic bags whenever possible and then recycle at your local grocery store.

 

Pool Cleaners are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Department of Sanitation. In order for us to accept hazardous materials, the cleaners must be in original containers with original labels. We will not accept products without labels, nor will we accept products that are unknown.

To ensure safety, avoid spills by securing all products before transporting them, transport hazardous materials in your trunk or truck bed (away from passengers), keep hazardous products away from children and pets, do not eat or drink while handling hazardous products and do not mix contents of different or unknown products together. No commercial hazardous wastes are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

Residents needing to dispose of bulky items such as couches, appliances, furniture, outdoor grills, mattresses, box springs and other large objects can make special arrangements with the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation to have these items picked up. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Residents needing to dispose of bulky items such as couches, appliances, furniture, outdoor grills, mattresses, box springs and other large objects can make special arrangements with the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation to have these items picked up. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Residents needing to dispose of bulky items such as couches, appliances, furniture, outdoor grills, mattresses, box springs and other large objects can make special arrangements with the Fort Smith Department of Sanitation to have these items picked up. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Televisions and Stereos should be set out with normal household trash. Residents needing to dispose of large televisions can call the Department of Sanitation to have them picked up curbside. Our Dial-A-Truck line for removal of bulky items is 784-2350.

 

Yard waste is collected on a designed collection date. Please click here to find the collection day for your neighborhood. Please bundle yard waste and ensure that it does not exceed 50 pounds. No limbs over 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter should be included. Bundles should be no bigger than 24 inches in diameter.

 

Christmas trees will be collected on each residents' normal yard waste collection day but must meet the following requirements: * All ornaments, tinsel, lights, plastic, and tree stands must be removed before placing it curbside for collection.