Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Cart Program

Fayetteville has successfully operated a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Trash Cart Program since March 2003. PAYT breaks with tradition by treating trash service just like electricity, gas, and other utilities. Households pay a graduated rate depending on the volume of trash they dispose. This program is designed to encourage waste reduction and waste diversion through the curbside recycling program.

View our brochure about the Pay-As-You-Throw Program (PDF).
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Cart Sizes

The less trash you produce, the more money you save! By downsizing, you can save money and keep trash out of the landfill. Utilizing recycling bins for all steel and aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, paper, and cardboard will greatly help to reduce the amount of trash you make.

Changing to a smaller cart is free of charge. Going up in cart volume will incur customers a one-time $20 upgrade fee. You may change cart sizes at any time, but must wait 30 days between orders. Carts are exchanged on your next service day. If you are interested in saving money by switching to a smaller cart, please contact the Recycling and Trash Collections Office.

32 Gallons

The 32 gallon cart is for residences that produce one 32-gallon bag of trash or less per week. 
Cost per month: $9.68

64 Gallons

The 64 gallon cart is for the residences that produce two 32-gallon bags or less of trash per week. 
Cost per month: $14.78

96 Gallons

The 96 gallon cart is for residences that produce three 32-gallon bags of trash or less per week. 
Cost per month: $20.98
32 Gallon Cart
64 Gallon Cart
96 Gallon Cart
Downsize Your Trash Cart
Your Yearly Savings
Less Gallons You Send to Landfill
Large to Small
$135.60 768
Large to Medium
$74.40 384
Medium to Small
$61.20 384

Extra Charge - Important

Please make sure your lid is completely shut to avoid any charges. If a lid on a cart is open, even an inch, and bags are visible, a charge of $6.40 per bag will occur. Each resident receives 4 virtual stickers each year to use with the program. Any bags outside the cart and/or showing due to a open lid will count towards the four free bags. After your four free bags, these same violations will result in a $6.40 extra bag charge.
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Be Prepared

Please have your trash carts, recycling bins, and yard waste out to the curb by 5 a.m. It is best to place your bins and carts out the night before to ensure pick up. Please allow 3 feet around the trash carts for collection by the automated truck. 

Contact Us

  1. Recycling & Trash Collection

    Residential services, General Information

    1560 S. Happy Hollow Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Phone: 479.575.8398
    Fax: 479.444.3478
    Email the Division

    Commercial Service Representative

    Commercial & Roll off services
    Phone: 479.575.8397

    Waste Reduction Coordinator

    Education, Business Recycling
    Phone: 479.718.7685

    Staff Directory