Fayetteville officials have suspended garbage and recycling collections for Wednesday, January 25, after a winter storm hit Tuesday with heavy snowfall that is expected to continue until Wednesday morning.
According to Peter Nierengarten, the city’s environmental director, roads are slippery in many areas, creating safety and access problems for heavy trucks entering hard-to-reach places and crossing hills.
Residential pickups will resume when road conditions allow it to do so safely, Nierengarten said, and customers who have already placed trash cans and carts on the curb can leave them there until they are picked up.
Customers who have been affected can place extra bags next to their trash cans without any additional charges 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 waste collection points, which are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These facilities are located at:
- Happy Hollow Recycling Center – 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road
- Marion Orton Recycling Center – 735 W. North Street
Commercial routes have also been suspended and will resume when road conditions allow safe pickup. If weather conditions improve, canceled commercial routes may be collected on Thursday or Friday.