Recycling

The City of Bentonville's recycling program is known as a "Single Sort" program that does not require you to sort your recyclable materials. You merely place the recyclables in your recycling cart and place it at the curb. All sorting is done at the recycling center.

It is important not to place any items that are not recyclable in your recycling cart. Doing so can contaminate the entire truck load, resulting in all the recycling in that truck having to be taken to a landfill.

The recycling program is not mandatory.

Recyclables

The following items are recyclable and must be emptied and thoroughly rinsed:

  • Aluminum cans, trays, and Foil (Trays and foil must be cleaned)
  • Brown Paper Bags (Kraft)
  • Cardboard
  • Carrier Stock (soda carrying cases)
  • Chipboard (cereal box)
  • HDPE Detergent and Fabric Softener - Number 2
  • HDPE Milk and Juice Jugs (minus the caps / lids) - Number 2
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels, or unused stamps)
  • LDPE Grocery Containers - Number 4
  • Magazines, Catalogs, and Telephone Books
  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Office, computer, and notebook paper, school and gift wrap - no metal clips, spirals, binders, or ribbon
  • Paperback Books
  • Plastic Beverage Bottles (minus the caps / lids) - PET Soda, water, and flavored beverage bottles (Number 1)
  • Plastic Buckets, such as kitty litter buckets - maximum size: 5 gallon
  • Plastic Narrow Neck Containers - Number 7
  • PP Grocery Containers - Number 5
  • PVC Narrow Neck Containers - Number 3 

Non-Recyclable

  • Expanded foam or clear polystyrene
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Motor Oil
  • Plastic Film (sheets, tarps, or wrap)

Note

Glass may be recycled at the recycling trailer located at the Compost Facility, or at one of the other drop-off recycling centers. Please return all plastic shopping bags to a grocery or department store.

Carts

Each residence is provided two carts for the use of that location. You should safeguard the cart from damage and theft, as well as keep the cart clean and in good appearance. Should you need a cart repaired or to report your cart missing, please contact Republic Services directly at 855-4226.

Safety

Carts should be placed at the curb on the day of pick-up and brought in at the end of the day. When placing the cart by the curb side please position it so that it will not interfere with vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste such as automotive products, pesticides, chemicals, and paints, to name a few, may not be disposed of with your solid waste or recycling. Benton County Solid Waste holds a "Household Hazardous Waste Collection" every year to collect, and properly dispose of, these dangerous items.

Precautions

  • All routes start at 6:30 a.m., please ensure your cart is at the curb by that time
  • Carts must be placed within two feet of the curb or road edge
  • There must be three feet of clearance to each side of the cart (two or more carts would need to have three feet of space between each)
  • The arrows imprinted on the lid of the cart must face toward the street.
  • Use care to not place carts too close to other objects such as mailboxes and / or automobiles
  • The recycling cart will not be collected if there is trash or unacceptable material in it.
    Remove your cart(s) from the curb by the end of the day.

Avoiding any of the necessary precautions could result in the delay or non-pickup of your cart.