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 Fayetteville Arkansas - Fayetteville named Resource Recycling Program of  the Year winner 05 August 2022 ( news )

Fayetteville Arkansas - Fayetteville named Resource Recycling Program of the Year winner 05 August 2022 ( news )

Fayetteville , state Arkansas
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   Aug . 5 , 2022                                                    
   Contact:Heather Ellzey 
   Environmental Educator 
   Recycling and Trash Collection Division 
   479 - 718 - 7687
   hellzey@fayetteville - ar . gov
   Fayetteville named Resource Recycling Program of the Year winner
   FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — The City of Fayetteville was named a 2022 Program of the Year by Resource Recycling for its Rec......ycling and Trash Collection Division’s efforts in recycling , food - waste diversion and education .
   Fayetteville was named the winner of the Small City category , while Washington , D . C . , was named the Large City winner . This is the second year for the awards by Resource Recycling , which is headquartered in Portland , Ore . Other finalists for the Small City category were Marquette County , Mich . , and San Marcos , Texas .
   “Fayetteville has gone above and beyond to help residents and businesses divert their food scraps from [the] landfill , even handing out free collection buckets and setting up numerous drop - off centers , ” Resource Recycling said in a media release . “The city also conducts robust outreach through multiple avenues . ”
   Fayetteville will be honored at the 2022 Resource Recycling Conference , the only national event dedicated to enhancing municipal recycling . The conference will be held Aug . 15 - 17 in Austin , Texas .
   Recycling and Trash Collection collects from nearly 16 , 600 houses , as well as apartment units and commercial establishments . In 2021 , about 6 , 570 tons of recyclables , 876 tons of food scraps and 17 tons of household hazardous waste were collected from homes and businesses in the Fayetteville . Overall , Fayetteville has a 19% recycling rate , with a contamination rate of less than 2% .
   To read the Resource Recycling media release announcing the winners , go to:
   https://resource - recycling . com/recycling/2022/08/03/two - cities - nab - awards - for - program - excellence/
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   To learn more about the City’s Trash and Recycling Collection efforts – including the only city - run residential food - waste program in the state of Arkansas – go to:
   https://www . fayetteville - ar . gov/4085/Trash - and - Recycling
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