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Recycling and Sustainability

What can I put in my 
residential recycling cart?
Look for this sticker on the top of your recycling cart.

The City of Little Rock's Seventh Annual Sustainability Summit was held on March 31, 2016 
at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This year, the Seventh Annual Sustainability Summit shared a report card style update on the progress of 2020
Sustainability Roadmap. The Summit focused on three goals from the Sustainability Roadmap. The goals discussed
were commercial organic waste recycling, the adoption of complete streets, and plans for developing the
Fourche Creek as a recreational destination. Click here to review the status of our 2020 Sustainability Roadmap goals.

Our nationally recognized guest speaker, Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters, brought passion, energy,
and inspiration to our discussion about cleaning and energizing the Fourche Creek Watershed. In addition, there
was a tour of two Fourche Creek location sites via a new Rock Region Metro CNG bus. The Mobile Food Market
was available for Summit goers to do a walk-through of the soon-to-be-completed bus.

The 2016 Sustain the Rock Awards were presented at the Summit, recognizing individuals, local businesses
and city departments for their sustainable practices. Award winners this year were: Arkansas Canoe Club -
Volunteer Organization; Better Community Development EmPowerment Center - Non-profit Organization;
Georg Fischer Harvel LLC - Large Business; UALR Sustainability Committee - Educator, Little Rock Zoo
en Team - City of Little Rock. If you would like to nominate a worthy individual or business for the award,
please review the 2017 Nominations Fact Sheet, available here.

Click here to view the opening video from the 2016 Summit, "Fourche Creek Float" with Mayor Mark Stodola.


To see a chronological listing of significant City of Little Rock sustainability initiatives and 
click here.

City of Little Rock Curbside Recycling

Excess Cardboard


Have too much cardboard and don't know how to properly dispose of it? Cardboard can be recycled but must be able to completely fit in the cart with the lid closed. Cardboard that cannot be placed in the recycling cart for pick up may be set out with yard waste for collection.  Cardboard boxes will be collected provided they are either empty, contain more cardboard, or contain yard waste. Please note that the boxes and contents must weigh sixty (60) pounds or less to be picked up. Boxes containing anything other than these materials noted – such as Styrofoam packing peanuts, trash, etc. – will not be collected. In cases such as these, call 3-1-1 and request an on-call pick-up.

Recycling Advantage Rewards Program

Check out the new Recycling Advantage Rewards Program administered by the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Pulaski County.  This incentive program rewards participating households that are recycling in Pulaski County and its municipalities.  Participants must reside in Pulaski County and be at least 18 years of age.

The only way to receive prizes for recycling is to register ONE TIME on the web site or call 501-340-8787. 

To download click on calendar.

To download a 2016 Spanish Recycling Collection Calendar click here.

To request a printed copy to be sent to you email to

Interactive Recycling Collection Map(click here)

recycling collection information, enter address in search box in upper left corner of map.  For other Solid Waste collection services at the address, click on or near small blue box after address is shown on map.

Time to roll out your recyclables

Recycling is on a roll

What's recyclable? Visit the Acceptable Materials page or check out the lid of your cart.

As a reminder, plastic bags are no longer accepted at the curb but can be taken back to Kroger, Walmart, and other retailers.

Do not bag recyclables! Please place loose materials in the cart, with the exception of shredded paper, which is to be placed in a clear bag.

Also, please allow at least three (3) feet in between your recycling cart, trash cart, and any other objects. 

To report missed recycling or to request a replacement or additional cart, call 311 Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM or click here.

In 2014, Little Rock Mayor, Mark Stodola and the Board of Directors, unanimously approved the Multi-Family Ordinance effective January 1, 2015, stipulating that complexes with 100 or more units must provide recycling to its residents.


Business Recycling

For more information on business e-waste recycling, contact

Event Recycling

We loan out collapsible recycling containers to the public for events.  If interested, please contact Melinda Glasgow at



Adopt-a-Street Opportunity

The City of Little Rock's Adopt-A-Street program in partnership with Keep Little Rock Beautiful offers an opportunity for civic groups to beautify the City through volunteering to pick up litter and trash on their selected street. There are many streets in need of adoption, so call 501-371-4537 today to apply and participate or visit for more information.


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