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Recycling and Sustainability



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

A this year's Summit we will share a report card style update on the progress of 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. We will focus on three goals from the Roadmap. The goals to be discussed are commercial organic waste recycling, the adoption of complete streets, and plans for developing the Fourche Creek as a recreational destination. 

Our nationally recognized guest speaker, Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters, will bring passion, energy, and inspiration to our discussion about cleaning and energizing the Fourche Creek Watershed. In addition, there will be the option to participate in a tour of the Fourche Creek. 

Please join us at the Summit as we strive to make our City more sustainable! Click here to register.

Last year's Summit was dedicated to unveiling the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap and to promoting 
individual empowerment. Click here to view the Roadmap.

Click here to view the opening video from the 2015 Summit, "A day in the life of the Sustainable Mayor" with Mayor Mark Stodola.
 



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




City of Little Rock Curbside Recycling

Fresh Start for 2016: Recycle Your Cartons! 

2016 brings a fresh start and that includes a fresh start for recycling! We want recycling to be as convenient as possible for you, and we know that the less guessing you have to do on what can be recycled, the easier it is!

With that in mind, did you know that you can recycle food and beverage cartons in Little Rock? (Check out the full list of accepted recyclables here). These are containers typically used to hold orange juice, milk, broth and more. There are refrigerated and non-refrigerated types – check out the image to know exactly how they look.

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Recycling is an easy way to help our city and be green. When cartons are recycled, they are remade into new products like paper towels, tissues, writing paper – and even green building materials!

It’s su

per easy to do –just toss your empty food and beverage cartons into your recycling container for collection. No flattening required. That’s it!

Check out the many reasons you should recycle your cartons at LittleRockRecyclesCartons.com.

Recycle your cartons, Little Rock!

Excess Cardboard

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 www.regionalrecycling.org 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 bmeier@littlerock.org

Interactive Recycling Collection Map(click here)

For
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  www.regionalrecycling.org/business


Event Recycling


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


 








 


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 klrb.org for more information.














 


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