White Goods

White Goods are stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and other appliances that can be deposited at the landfill convenience pad for recycling.

If you are not a city resident or you are and you decide to bring in your White Goods, then there will be a fee.


Drop off service is FREE and available for ALL SEBASTIAN COUNTY RESIDENTS. E-waste includes computer towers, laptops, keyboards, personal electronic devices, monitors, cell phones, A/V equipment, scanners, copiers, and television sets: Old “TUBE” televisions up to a 27″ in size and Flat Scree/Smart TV’s any size. The Department  of Sanitation does not accept eWaste from businesses.  For information on commercial eCycling, please visit


Broken Recycling Cart

If your cart is broken or missing parts and/or pieces, we will send someone to your address to check out your cart. We will either fix or replace the cart.

What You Can and Can't Recycle


The following items should NOT be included in your residential or commercial recycling bins:

  • Plastic Blags
  • Glass Containers
  • Food and Food-Stained Containers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • All Styrofoam
  • Snack Packages (Chip/Candy Wrappers)
  • Yard Waste
  • Paper Towels/Napkins/Tissue
  • Utensils
  • Wax-Coated Cardboard
  • Disposable Cups
  • Furniture
  • Rubber Products
  • Ceramics
  • Plastic Oil/Pesticide Containers
CAN RECYCLE: Clean & Rinsed Items

All recyclable items should be clean or rinsed out; containing no food, liquid, mold or mildew so not to CONTAMINATE, otherwise it ALL goes into the Landfill.

Items to Recycle:

  • Clean Plastics #1-7
  • Clean Aluminum and Steel Cans
  • Newsprint, Office Paper, Phone Books, Magazines, Envelopes, Notebook Paper, Catalogs
  • Corrugated Cardboard, Cereal Boxes, Toilet and Paper Towel Rolls
CAN RECYCLE: Flexible Plastics (not accepted in curbside pickup)
  • Grocer and Retail Store Bags
  • Sandwich Bags *Remove plastic tabs
  • Boxed Cereal and Other Food Liners
  • Newspaper Cover
  • Packaging around Toilet Paper, Napkins, and Paper Towels
  • Furniture Wrap
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Ice Bags
  • Dry Cleaning Bags
  • Plastic Mailers with/and without Bubble Wrap
  • Fresh Vegetable and Produce Packaging
  • Case Wrapping around Drinks

Are they recyclable? YES, but please do not put into your curbside recycle bin. You can recycle these items at the local retailers below who have recycling bins at the entrances of their stores.

8301 Rogers Ave.
4900 Rovers Ave.
8600 Hwy 71 S.
2100 N 62nd St.
2425 S. Zero St.
3401 S 74th St.
10 Box
3100 Grand Ave.
4001 Phoenix Ave.
CAN RECYCLE: Select Bathroom Products

Only 1 out of 5 persons who recycle actually recycle bathroom products. Here is a guide of what bathroom items we can take in our recycling program.

ALL plastic bottles or containers must be empty, rinsed out, and cleaned.
Any hand pumps should be removed. Lids are recyclable; pumps are not.

  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles
  • Boxes for Over-the-Counter Medicine
  • Hand & Body Lotion Bottles
  • Bandage Boxes
  • Tissue Boxes
  • Dental Floss Containers
  • Mouth Wash Containers
  • Prescription Bottles *remove labels
  • Body Wash Containers
  • Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Vitamin and Over-the-Counter Medicine Bottles
  • Body Powder Containers
  • Liquid Hand Soap Containers
  • Soap Boxes
CAN RECYCLE: Select Laundry & Cleaning Products

Fort Smith Sanitation currently takes all plastics numbered 1-7. Look on the bottom or side of the container for the recycle symbol and number. If you find one, then it can be recycled at curbside. 

IMPORTANT: All plastic containers MUST BE washed out. If not cleaned, the residual product contaminates all other recycled items it comes in contact with, causing it all to be disposed of in the landfill. **NO AEROSOL CANS**

  • Powder Detergent Boxes
  • Liquid Detergent Bottles
  • Floor and Carpet Cleaner and Odor Remover Bottles
  • Disinfecting and Polishing Wipe Containers *Wipes must be put in trash
  • Fabric Softener Containers & Boxes
  • Oil Soap Bottles
  • Bleach Bottles & Powder Bleach Containers
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner Bottles
  • Ammonia Bottles
  • Fabric Refresher
  • All Purpose/ Counter Cleaners
  • Tub/ Shower Cleaners
  • Disinfectent Cleaners
  • Appliance Cleaners
  • Stain Remover Cleaners
  • Window & Glass Cleaners

**Spray Pumps NOT Recyclable

How to Recycle and Reuse Clothing

You cleaned out your closet and have a pile of clothes and accessories you don’t want anymore.

What do you do with them now?

Here are some suggestions to help keep textiles out of landfill. First, sort unwanted clothing into three piles:

GREAT Condition – looks new, retains shape, no signs of wear and tear GOOD Condition – usable condition, a little faded or worn, no stains or holes POOR Condition – stained, holes, threadbare, or tears
Clothing & accessories in the “GREAT” category are excellent for clothing swaps with friends, taking to consignment or thrift stores, sell online, or donate to a local community charity. Clothing & accessories in the “GOOD” category can be donated to local thrift stores, second-hand stores, or to a local charity. These types of stores generally support a local non-profit and the bonus is that the donation is tax-deductible.

Clothing and accessories that fall into “POOR” category really should not be donated, but recycled or repurposed. There are no local textile recyclers that we were able to find. However, you can ship textiles to:

Attn: Production Dept.
American Textile Recycling Service
10739 West Little York, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77041