The City of Fayetteville has been recognized as a top recycling community in the state.
Fayetteville was the recipient of the Arkansas Recycling Coalition's 2013 Government Recycler of the Year Award.
This award honors an agency that has made a difference for the advancement of waste reduction, recycling and sustainablity in Arkansas over the past year.
The City has a 56% curbside recycling participation rate, and is working towards the goal of raising that to 70% by 2015. A number of recently implemented programs have been designed to increase the City's total waste diversion rate, including offering recycling to apartment complexes, offering commercial glass recycling in the entertainment district, opening the Marion Orton Recycling Drop Off Center at 735 W. North Street, and increasing education and outreach initiatives.
One of these outreach initiatives is a new marketing campaign for the recycling program designed to promote recycling through changing recycling behaviors. On hand to accept the award was Brian Pugh, the City of Fayetteville's Waste Reduction Coordinator, and Mayor Lioneld Jordan.
To learn more about Fayetteville's Recycling program, visit http://www.accessfayetteville.org/government/solid_waste/