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Many communities simply leave commercial and industrial collection to the private sector. But in Fort Smith, commercial and industrial collection represents a crucially important element of our overall community strategy.

The Fort Smith Department of Sanitation offers the full range of collection services to the commercial and industrial sector – including the availability of containers and complete recycling programs, including the recycling of corrugated cardboard.

The Department of Sanitation offers commercial customers container and roll-off services, with containers available according to customers’ needs in two-, four-, six- or eight-yard sizes available. Roll-off containers for large jobs and industrial customers are available in 20-, 30- and 40-yard sizes.

Many businesses also participate in our cardboard recycling program, which is free with our commercial services and makes use of eight-yard containers for commercial businesses or roll-off containers for industrial customers.

To get cost information on any of the above listed containers please contact our Commercial/Industrial Dispatcher at (479) 784-2465. We will be happy to serve your needs.


Commericial Collection Schedule

Collection schedules are determined by the drivers due to the change in container locations.

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Same-day collection is possible if the request is called in before 12:30pm. Otherwise collection will take place the following day.



Bulky Collections Commercial/Multi-Family (5+ units)

Commercial Customers that require the collection of items that will not fit into a commercial container (excluding construction debris or carpeting) may request a Special Collection Service at an additional fee.

Fees for such Special Collection Service shall be calculated per item based on the following schedule:
1 -5 items $60.00 flat fee, plus applicable sales tax
6-10 items $1 20.00 flat fee, plus sales tax
More than 10 items $1 80.00 flat fee, plus sales tax (limited to the capacity of a single truck)


Corrugated Cardboard Recycling 

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Operation GO

This program establishes sustainability initiatives to include office recycling, including paper, cardboard and plastic/steel/tin beverage containers.

Participation in this program is an effort to conserve natural resources and protect the environment. the largest waste component in an office environment is paper products. Operation GO's goals are to establish and maintain active recycling programs of office wastes, to reduce the usage of paper, and to increase the procurement of paper containing recycled materials. These efforts will achieve the following results:

The EPA estimates that 90% of all office waste by weight is paper. Up to 77% of the solid waste generated in a commercial establishment can be recycled. To learn more about Operation go contact (479) 784-2465.

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