Fayetteville officials suspended garbage and recycling pickup after a winter storm hit the area Wednesday morning. The storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets which are expected to continue through Thursday.
Many roads in the area are slippery, which has created safety and access issues for heavy trucks entering tight spaces and traversing hills, according to Peter Nierengarten, the city’s environmental manager.
Nierengarten said all residential recycling routes were completed Wednesday morning, but some garbage customers did not receive pickup before the roads became unsafe. All Thursday collections have been cancelled, and will be picked up next week.
Customers who did not receive garbage collection service this week can place additional bags next to their curbside bins next week at no additional cost to their accounts, Nierengarten said.
Residents who don’t want to wait for recycling services to resume can use one of the city’s two recycling collection facilities that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These facilities are located at:
- Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off – 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
- Marion Orton Recycling Drop-Off – 735 W. North Street
Trade routes are currently suspended and will resume when road conditions allow for safe collection. If weather conditions improve, trade routes that have been canceled will be recovered on Friday or Saturday.
The city transfer station and household hazardous waste drop-off trailer at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road and the composting facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. will be closed to the public on Wednesday and Thursday. These locations will be reopened to the public when road and weather conditions allow for safe operations.