Department of Sanitation
Conway offers residents curbside collection, a free co-mingled program in which no sorting of recyclables is necessary. Our 35,000 square feet recycling center, with a new $1.7 million automated sorting system, can sort through the same volume in one to three hours that it takes five days to do so manually. We see approximately 100 tons of recycled material weekly.
To have your FREE Blue Recycling Cart delivered to your home call us today at 501-450-6155!
Interested in recycling education? Learn more with our Waste and Recycling Education Center.
We accept the following clean, dry items in your curbside recycling cart:
- Plastics #1 and #2 (check for the symbol on the bottom of the item)
- Phone Books
- Paper Boxes (no liners)
- Aluminum (cans, pie tins, etc.)
- Metal Cans
- Newspapers / Inserts
- Mail / Magazines / Catalogs
- Mixed Paper
- Frozen Food Boxes (no visible food or grease)
- Shredded Paper (must be bagged separately in clear bag)
- Styrofoam (white only/printed ink acceptable, must be bagged separately in clear bag)
Common items NOT accepted in our recycling stream include: food waste, plastic film, needles of any kind, aerosol cans, aluminum foil, batteries, mirrors, ceramics, used napkins, trash bags, needles, yogurt cups, clothing, toys, packing peanuts, and plastic cups.
What about plastic shopping bags? Plastic shopping bags are best recycled when returned to the retailer. Bags should never be placed in your curbside recycling cart. We do offer the convenience of drop-off stations for plastic shopping bags at both our ReUse Center and the landfill customer convenience area.
For reusable items still in good to excellent condition, drop them off at the City of Conway Landfill for inclusion in our ReUse Center!
We accept glass, but with the following restrictions:
Glass recycling bins are available to you at no cost. Glass CANNOT be placed in your recycling carts. Rinsed glass containers of all colors are accepted. Glass containers with labels and lids are acceptable.
Light bulbs of any type are NOT accepted in the glass recycling program.
Call our office at 501-450-6155 to request a glass bin and placed on our glass recycling route.
No other recyclables will be accepted curbside. Residents may drop-off the following recyclable items at the City of Conway Landfill (nominal fee may apply):
- Electronic Waste
- Household Hazardous Materials
- Tires (must be off the rim and non-commercial tires)
To reduce litter in your neighborhoods, the City of Conway requires small or lightweight items to either be stacked inside each other, bundled/tied, or bagged in a clear bag before being placed in the blue cart. Large cardboard boxes, too big for the blue cart, should be placed three feet from the cart and secured to avoid blowing.
Try this drop test...
If, when you drop an item, it floats, flutters or bounces, the item should be secured before going in the blue cart to prevent blowing litter .