Recycling Information


Recycling collection is offered by the Conway Department of Sanitation at no additional charge. Weekly curbside service is provided to residential properties utilizing paid green-cart curbside garbage collection. Curbside collection occurs throughout the Conway city limits every Monday.

Conway's recycling collection is a co-mingled program in which no sorting of recyclables is necessary. Our 35,000-square-feet recycling center, featuring both automated and manual sorting, processes approximately 100 tons of recycled material weekly.

Need to request a new or replacement blue recycling cart for your home? Click here.

For guest speaker and educational opportunities, check out our Waste and Recycling Education Center. Additionally, handouts and posters to print and share are available with our Educational Materials.

Do you live outside the Conway city limits? If yes, contact the Faulkner County Solid Waste Management District for collection requirements and processes. The Conway Department of Sanitation provides collection services only within the Conway city limits.


Curbside Residential Recycling:

We accept the following clean, dry items in your curbside recycling cart:

  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs ♻️1 ♻️2
    such as soft drink bottles, gallon jugs, sports drink bottles, water bottles
    (non-hazardous only / see Other Recyclables)
  • Newspapers & Inserts
    (remove plastic wrap and/or rubber bands)
  • Mixed Paper
    such as phone books, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, notebook paper
  • Paper Boxes
    such as cereal boxes, snack bar boxes, frozen meal boxes, gift boxes
    (no plastic liners or inside bags / no visible food or grease)
  • Cardboard
    (boxes must be flattened)
  • Aluminum Cans
    (keep tab on the can or place tab in the garbage)
  • Steel Cans
    such as vegetable cans, coffee cans, bean cans
    (no visible food or grease)
  • Shredded Paper
    (must be bagged separately in clear bag)
  • Styrofoam
    white, beaded styrofoam only - click here to see example
    (must be bagged separately in clear bag / no to-go containers)


Common items NOT accepted in your curbside recycling cart: food waste, plastic film, to-go containers, needles of any kind, aerosol cans, aluminum foil, batteries, mirrors, ceramics, used napkins, plastic bags, needles, yogurt cups, clothing, toys, packing peanuts, plastic cups

What about plastic shopping bags? Plastic shopping bags are best recycled when returned to the retailer. Bags should never be placed in your curbside recycling cart. We do offer the convenience of drop-off stations for plastic shopping bags at both our Reuse Center and the landfill customer convenience area.

For reusable items still in good to excellent condition, drop them off at the city landfill for inclusion in our Reuse Center!


Glass Recycling

Glass recycling bins are available to residents at no additional cost. Rinsed glass containers of all colors are accepted. Glass containers with labels and lids are acceptable. Curbside collection occurs on your day of regularly scheduled garbage collection.

Glass is NEVER allowed in blue recycling carts!

Light bulbs of any kind ARE NOT accepted in the glass recycling program.

Request a glass bin for your home! Click here and include "New Glass Bin" in the description.


Other Recyclables

No other recyclables will be accepted curbside. Residents may drop-off the following items at the city landfill (nominal fee may apply):


  • Electronic Waste
    such as televisions, tablets, cellular phones, gaming stations
  • Household Hazardous Materials
    such as motor oil jugs, chemical buckets, batteries, and paint cans
    (containers must be dry, liquids will not be accepted)
  • Passenger Vehicle Tires
    non-commercial tires only
    (must be off the rim)

Multi-Family Complex & Business Recycling Collection:

The Conway Department of Sanitation does not provide recycling collection services to multi-family complexes. Residents are encouraged to bring recyclables directly to the city landfill. There is no additional charge.

Interested in recycling at your business or place of employment? Call us at 501-450-6155, Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm / Friday 7:30am-3:00pm.


Litter Control

Blue recycling cart lids must close completely. Do not overfill your curbside cart! If you choose to bag your recyclables, please do so in a clear trash bag. Large cardboard boxes, too big for the blue recycling cart, should be placed 3-feet from the cart, no more than 2-feet from the curb, and secured to avoid blowing.