Department of Sanitation
Residential Waste Services
Conway provides one 96-gallon green trash container to every resident within the city limits of Conway, Arkansas; trash is collected once per week (if you need an additional container, see the fees section below). Conway also provides residents with free yard waste collection, and strongly encourages residents to utilize its very easy, convenient and free recycling service in an effort to preserve resources and extend the life of our municipally owned landfill.
The guidelines for these services have been established in order to allow us to provide efficient, equitable service to everyone.
Guidelines for Residential Trash Disposal:
- Collection Times: Green trash carts should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your regular trash day (If you are unsure of your day for collection please call (501) 450-6155; See Holidays for any changes. Carts should be placed correctly (see below) in order to keep the systems running efficiently and to avoid any interruptions in your waste service.
- Correct Cart Placement: To avoid damage to the mechanical arm and your property, please place carts on a flat surface at least 3 feet away from all obstacles (e.g., other carts, utility poles, mail boxes, vehicles, sign post, etc.) and within two (2) feet of the curb. Place cart so that the handle (and wheels) face away from the street. The lid must be closed completely.
- Special Needs: Residents with special needs should call (501) 450-6155 to make arrangements.
- Accepted Waste in green trash carts: General household garbage only: All garbage must be bagged and fit inside the cart with the lid closed; keeping the lid closed will assist in the avoidance of littering (see below for excess & bulk waste).
- Items Not Permitted in the green carts: Construction debris, yard waste, tires, e-waste (electronics); Liquids or hazardous materials (can be very dangerous to you and to our employees. Please see Hazardous Waste below for more details). Yard Waste is collected separately and taken to our composting facility at the landfill. Yard Waste guidelines
Note: The State of Arkansas has banned yard waste from landfills therefore, green trash carts with yard waste in them will not be picked up.
- Options for Excess Waste:
- You can utilized our recycling blue carts/program to help alleviate your waste.
- Place the excess garbage in your green cart for collection the following week.
- You may take your excess waste or Special Handling items to the Department of Sanitation, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Located at 4550 Old Morrilton Highway (64 West - just 1/4 mile west of Hogan Lane); City residents must take their current Conway Corp. Bill and ID with them to drop off regular household garbage for free (this does not include construction-type debris). City residents will receive a reduced rate for constructions debris such as carpeting, wood other than furniture, bricks, etc. Conway residents will receive a reduced rate when disposing of items that require special handling such as e-waste and appliances, too (see fee structure below).
- City Residents may opt to obtain an extra green trash cart for an additional charge per month plus a non-refundable deposit fee (see fee structure below).
Bulk Waste and Electronic Waste:
Because of the toxic nature and bulk of these items, they are not collected at the curb as part of the regular household garbage collection. Appliances, furniture, construction and remodeling debris (carpet, sinks, doors, etc.), and other special handling items such as electronic items (computers, TVs, microwaves, copiers, cell phones, etc.) will be accepted at the landfill ONLY: There will be a small fee to dispose/recycle these items which take special handling.
Conway residents who show the landfill attendant their current Conway Corp. bill and ID will be charged a reduced rate for these Special Handling items. Electronics are very toxic to the waterways and environment when disposed of improperly. (A few companies offer special "take back" or recycling programs for their customers.
The Faulkner County Solid Waste Management District hosts a free, annual E-Waste Drive for residents and businesses of Faulkner County every year. E-waste (i.e. laptops, tablets, T.V.s, printers, etc.) can be disposed free of charge. Dates and locations will be advertised on this website.
- The fee structure for these items follows:
- Extra green trash cart: $50.00 non-refundable deposit that will need to paid at the Department of Sanitation office. Cash/Check only. Once deposit is paid, extra green cart will be delivered and an additional $17.00 sanitation fee will added to their Conway Corp. bill each month.
- Computers & Personal Printers: $5.00 (City resident), $7.50 (County resident)
- Peripherals, UPS Power Supply Cord, Receiver Box, Portable TV (25" or smaller), VCR, DVD, Home Stereo Equipment: $2.00 (City resident), $4.50 (County resident)
- Console TV and TV over 25": $10.00 (City resident), $12.50 (County resident)
- Microwave: $10.00 (City resident), $15.00 (County resident)
- Water Heater: $5.00 (City resident), $7.50 (County resident)
- Dishwasher, Stoves, Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers: $10.00 (City resident), $15.00 (County resident)
- Push Mowers, Power Washers, Weedeaters, Boat Motors, Blowers, Tillers, Chain Saws, ANYTHING WITH A GAS ENGINE: $5.00 (City resident), $7.50 (County resident)
- Riding Motors, Scooters, Motorcycles, Go Carts, Golf Carts or ANYTHING WITH A GAS ENGINE: $10.00 (City resident), $12.50 (County resident)
- Old Boats will be charged by weight: $30.00 plus tax (City resident), $60.00 plus tax (County resident)
- Tires: Tires will NOT be collected curbside. Conway residents who bring an ID and a current Conway Corp. bill may bring up to four passenger tires, off the rim, per MONTH without a charge. There is a handling charge for anything over that limit or for oversized tires (e.g. tractor tires).
- Faulkner County residents may drop-off tires off the rim for a nominal fee.
NOTE: Commercial tire dealers with large volumes may want to consider calling (501-450-3989) before coming out to make sure that there is sufficient room in the tire bin.
Hazardous Materials: (residential quantities only)
Hazardous waste (HW) is a waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. The universe of hazardous wastes is large and diverse. HW can be toxic chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, paints and other flammables. Please remember to always read the label.
- Electronics: The lead, mercury and many other elements in computers and other electronics, are very hazardous to our waterways and environment when disposed of improperly. When you buy electronics, be sure to check with the store to see if they have a "take back" or recycling program for their customers. If they do not have one, be sure to take all electronics to the Conway Department of Sanitation for safe disposal/recycling.
- Florescent Bulbs: Some shops will take your old ones back for recycling if you purchase new ones at their store (you will need to check with the individual stores). Residents may take up to 4 free bulbs to the landfill at a time, after that they are .50 cents each (but they may not be placed in the green trash carts). Conway residents should take their current Conway Corp. bill and an ID to drop them off for free.
- Residential Medical Waste: For safety reasons, residents who dispose of products used in Home Health Care need to take special care for everyone involved, including our Department of Sanitation employees. It is always better to use a professional disposal system. If you currently have a doctor or home health care provider that accepts your needles, bandages, IV bags, etc., please continue to use this means of disposal. If you do not have access to this resource, please place needles/bandages, or any other type of contaminated medical materials, in a well labeled hard plastic screw top container (a sharps container or a well labeled detergent bottle) before placing it in the trash. NO medical waste is ever permissible in your blue recycling carts or you green trash carts.
- Latex Paint (water based) in residential quantities only.
- First choice is to use it up...if you only have a little, consider combining it with another latex paint to give you enough to use as a base coat;
- Share it with others
- Residents (not commercial businesses) may dispose of small amounts of latex paint if it is dried to a solid (80% minimum) using kitty litter, sawdust or dirt-not sand; it should be capped in its original container and labeled "solid"
NOTE: Pouring toxic chemicals, pesticides, paint, etc. on the ground can harm our streams, lakes or ground water; pouring it down the sink can be harmful and difficult to treat at the water treatment facility. It is best to use it up, dry it out or wait for a special Hazardous Waste Collection Drive. Watch for announcements.