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Recycling and Sustainability


Join the City of Little Rock for the 6th Annual Sustainability Summit, April 9th, 2015

Everyone has a vision about what the City needs to become by 2020 -- to get there we have evaluated and categorized the sustainability accomplishments of the City. Below we have represented some of the examples that make Little Rock employees and citizens proud. Now the Sustainability Office is working to successfully understand and evaluate the green initiative ideas that Little Rock citizens want implemented in the coming five years. 



The Sustainability Roadtrips continue, October 2, 2014, Thursday, 5:30 pm at The Centre at University Park - 6401 West 12th Street and October 9th, Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 pm at the Terry Library - 2015 Napa Valley Drive (off Hinson Rd). Join us to discuss the future of your city!

With your input, the City is developing an achievable
Sustainability Roadmap that will both save precious resources and add quality to the lives of all our citizens. Since April 2014, we have conducted four Sustainability Roadtrip input sessions across the city. 

We continue to ask for your ideas as we finalize our five year, Roadmap to your City's Future. When completed, the Roadmap to 2020 will be presented at the April 2015 Sustainability Summit. Please email Melinda Glasgow; with your input.

To see a current list of the City of Little Rock's sustainability initiatives and partnerships, click here.

To download click on calendar.

Recycling Map

LRecycles Collection Map
                    Downloadable PDF Version of 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.

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

Residential customers can recycle old phone books curbside or take them to one (1) of the three (3) Saturday morning drop-off centers. For businesses with 100 or more phone books call Waste Management for a free roll off and delivery at (501) 804-3633 through April. Residential Recycling Program Questions?

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.

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 Drop-off Centers

All Pulaski County recycling drop-off locations will be permanently closed as of noon on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  The Little Rock sites that will close are War Memorial Golf Course Parking Lot, Chenal Valley Drive, and Southwest Community Center Parking Lot.

Other Drop-Off Locations Available
Call for hours and materials accepted.

Goldman Recycling
1701 East 14th
Little Rock

Recycle America
7900 Sloane Drive
Little Rock

Earlier this year, Little Rock Mayor, Mark Stodola, presented the Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance to the City’s Board of Directors and it was passed unanimously by the Board.

 Effective, January 1, 2015, multi-family complexes with 100 units or more will be required to provide recycling to its residents.

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 littler 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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