The Fort Smith Department of Sanitation residential collection staff is dependable, friendly, punctual and exceptionally knowledgeable about the community.

We serve the community in ways that often go above and beyond the call of duty. We know our neighbors. That’s why we offer special collection service for those with special needs. And if someone has difficulty getting their container to the curb, we understand and will gladly help out.

Our collection schedule is automated and easy to understand. Our containers are easy to handle. We gladly accept praise, and respond quickly to concerns. If we make a mistake, we correct it right away. And our rates are lower than our competitors because we don’t operate on a for-profit basis. Our sole mission is to provide quality of life service to the community.

By availing yourselves of our services, you – the residents of our community and ultimately the owners of our department – help ensure the success of our mission and our viability for the long term.

Your residential collection staff know and love Fort Smith just like you do, and that’s why we all work together to keep our community clean, independent and prosperous.

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Is you Trash or Recycle Cart broken?

Please call our Residential Dispatcher at (479) 784-2350 and we will send someone to your address to check out your cart. We will either fix or replace the cart. We are here to serve you.cart maint


One of our services to the City of Fort Smith sanitation customers is our Dial-A-Truck program. This program allows a city sanitation customer to call our Residential Dispatcher and schedule a pick-up of large bulky items, once every three (3) months for FREE. Large bulky items, include but are not limited to, appliances, couches, tables, chairs, and mattresses. To schedule a pick-up call (479) 784-2350.

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