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Recycling and Sustainability

Join the City of Little Rock May 20th for a Sustainability Roadtrip

Everyone has a vision about what the city needs to become by 2020 -- but to get there we must start back at the beginning of our sustainability Roadtrip. So much has been accomplished and there is much to be proud of. We have defined the five focus areas of sustainability and today we’re highlighting an example of each from along that journey. So join us now as we take a look back on our sustainability Roadtrip...



The Sustainability Roadtrip Continues May 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room at Little Rock City Hall located at 500 West Markham Street. Join us to discuss the future of your city!

2014 Recycling Calendar

Recycling Map

LRecycles Collection Map
                    Downloadable PDF Version of Map

Items that CANNOT be recycled at the Materials Recovery Facility include the following: 

plastic shopping bags

auto parts

electrical appliances and cords

coat hangers

yard waste

and water hoses


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.

Earn Points While You Recycle

With Recyclebank you earn points every time you recycle! Use those points for discounts and deals from your favorite local and national businesses. Join today by visiting or call: 1-888-727-2978. Be ready to give your Recyclebank PIN number. If you have misplaced or forgotten your PIN number, Recyclebank will reset it for you. Visit Recyclebank for more information on how the program works.

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

Hours for all drop-off centers:  Saturdays from 7:00 a.m - 12:00 noon

All Little Rock recycling drop-off centers will close June 30, 2014.

Due to the recent loss of the screen machine that removes plastic from compost, we are currently out of finished

compost at this time.  Bids are now being taken to purchase a replacement machine, however we don't expect to have

any product available until the end of May at the earliest.  You may call our Landfill Scale House at 501-888-5806 for

updates on availablity of compost.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Mulch is unaffected by this loss

and is available.

Green Tip!

How Can I Reduce Garbage?

There are a number of ways you can reduce garbage. Remember, the less garbage, the less items that need to be recycled!

Here is a list of some of the things you can do to reduce garbage:

  • Use a reusable lunch bag or box; you won't need to throw away a paper bag everyday!
  • When you make a purchase, don't take a bag unless you absolutely need one.
  • Rent things you use infrequently instead of purchasing them.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.
  • Use a sponge or cloth instead of paper towels.
  • Look for items that use little or no packaging.
  • Use reusable plastic containers for food instead of plastic bags.
  • Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones.
  • Read books, magazines, and newspapers at the library instead of purchasing them.
  • Use plates, cups, and utensils that can be washed instead of ones you throw away.
  • Purchase items like juice and detergent in concentrate when possible.
  • Avoid buying foods in single serving packages.

For more green tips and fun ideas and inspiration on a wide variety of topics, please visit



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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