Bi-Weekly Recycle and Yardwaste Schedule
Our collection schedule is automated and easy to understand. Our containers are easy to handle. 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 knows and loves Fort Smith just like you do, and that’s why we all work together to keep our community clean, independent, and prosperous.
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 five (5) 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.
We do NOT pick-up items with the Dial-A-Truck that are bagged or boxed, glass/mirrors, loose trash, construction/remodel debris or tires with the Dial-A-Truck.
There is a fee for having more than 6+ items at the time of DAT pickup or if more than one collection per quarter is requested. Fees for each additional collection will be based on the number of items to be collected (or if more than five times were set out for an already scheduled DAT pickup). Fee schedule is as follows:
1-5 items $60.00 flat fee, plus applicable sales tax
6-10 items $120.00 flat fee, plus sales tax
More than 10 items $180.00 flat fee, plus sales tax (limited to the capacity of a single truck)
To schedule a pick-up call (479) 784-2350.
One of the services provided to our citizens is the collection of residential yard waste. This includes grass clippings, leaves, brush, and small limbs. the requirements for the residential collections teams to pick up the yard waste include:
Grass Clippings or Leaves - can be placed into bags or a 32 gallon can, neither weighing more than 50 pounds each. Or into one of the City's yard waste cart which are available to residential customers upon requests at no cost. Limit 1 per household.
Tree Limbs or Brush - must be NO longer than 4 feet in length and NO larger than 3 inches in diameter. The limbs MUST be bundled and tied with string or cord, NO wire. The bundled limbs/brush CANNOT be bigger than 18 inches in diameter.
Once properly prepared then yard waste should be placed at the curb on your regular trash day at least 3 feet away from your trash cart. It will be picked up on a bi-weekly schedule on the same day as your trash collection.
A 95-gallon yard waste cart is now available upon request at no cost; one (1) per residence. To request one be delivered, please call (479) 784-2350.
NOTE: Yard waste LID must completely CLOSE or it will not be emptied on your collection day.
Broken Trash or Recycle Cart
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.