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Solid Waste Division

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

How to Recycle Other Items

There are many items that are not accepted in our residential curbside recycling program but are recyclable elsewhere. The following items may be recycled by simply dropping them off or mailing them to other locations.

How to Recycle Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's)

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL's)

Compact and four (4)-foot fluorescent light bulbs (not incandescent light bulbs) may be dropped off at the Green Station in Little Rock at 10001 Kanis Road on Thursdays from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM and the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. See for more information.


How to Recycle Batteries


Recycle your household and rechargeable batteries at the Green Station at 10001 Kanis Road.  Businesses can recycle them at eSco at 1907 East 23rd Street.  See for more information.

How to Recycle Electronics


Electronics including computers, copiers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCR's, printers, stereos, radios, and fax machines may be dropped off at the Green Station in Little Rock at 10001 Kanis Road on Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month.  Businesses may drop off the electronics listed in large quantities at L&W Environmental at 9611 Ironton Road and at eSco at 1807 East 23rd Street. See for more information.

Area Goodwill stores are accepting computers and related parts for their recycling program. Goodwill accepts: monitors; computers (desktop & laptop); printers; hard drives (external or internal); keyboards or mice; speakers; cords & cables; ink & toner cartridges; and software. Visit the Goodwill website for more information.

Best Buy accepts almost every type of electronic item except for internal/external hard drives and items containing refrigerants (i.e. mini fridges or air conditioners). Visit their website for detailed information on how to use their electronic recycling program. Check the Best Buy website for more information.

How to Recycle Makeup


Take any brand of cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars to any Origins location and they will ship the empty containers for you to be recycled or used for energy recovery.

How to Recycle Old Prescription Drugs

Old Prescription Drugs

Some participating Walgreen Pharmacies participate in a drug take-back program. Visit your local pharmacy and ask if they participate in Take Away or a similar program where unused medications can be mailed for safe disposal.

How to Recycle Plastic bags

Plastic bags

Plastic bags are no longer accepted in residential curbside recycling. Residents may drop off plastic bags at Kroger and WalMart. Residents are encouraged to use their LR Recycle canvas tote bags in lieu of plastic bags! Using a tote bag at stores will save you three (3) cents at Kroger, five (5) cents at Target, and ten (10) cents at Whole Foods.

How to Recycle Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal

Several area businesses will take your scrap metal whether it's from an individual or contractor.

How to Recycle Shoes


Mail in your old athletic shoes to Nike's shoe recycle program and your shoe will be turned into surface material for running tracks, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Visit the Nike website for shipping information.

How to Recycle Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

Place Christmas trees, with all decorations removed, at the curb and the City will collect them on your yard waste collection day. The Christmas trees will be processed into wood mulch at the City's compost facility at the Little Rock Landfill.

Trees may also be taken to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Just drop it off at the Arkansas Arboretum, located at the west end of the parking lot, off the asphalt. (501) 868-5806
Christmas Tree Lights, Artifical Christmas Trees, and Christmas Decorations:  Old, and even non-working, Christmas Tree Lights can be recycled at any Goodwill store along with artifical Christmas trees and Christmas decrations. These items can be recycled at Goodwill stores anytime throughout the year.

Wheels for Wishes

If you have a vehicle you want to get rid of, consider 
donating it to Wheels for Wishes.  This organization 
gives the proceeds from selling donated vehicles to our 
local Make-A-Wish Foundation. Go to 
for more information.


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