Commercial Food Waste Compost Program

New Program!

Save money, green your operations and put your kitchen waste to work! Be a part of an exciting new opportunity and turn your food waste into compost instead of sending it to the landfill.

3 pick-ups per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Price: $14.87/month

Contact the Recycling and Trash Collection Division at 479.575.8398 or at recyclingandtrash@fayetteville-ar.gov to learn more!

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Items Accepted

  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Coffee grounds & tea with filters
  • Consumable liquids
  • Diary: milk, cheese, yogurt
  • Bread, dough, bakery items, pasta, grains
  • Eggs & egg shells
  • Food-soiled paper: paper bags, paper towels, paper napkins, waxed cardboard boxes
  • Cooked Meats & fish: shells, bones, wooden skewers, wooden cocktail sticks
  • Process Foods: pizza, cereal, chips, crackers, cooked meats, plate scraps

Items NOT Accepted

  • Raw meats (fish, poultry, pork, seafood, beef)
  • Plastic bags, serveware, utensils, twist-ties, rubber bands
  • Wood, metal, glass or other non-food items
  • Fats, oils, grease, non-consumable liquids, vegetable oil, lard