Recycling

Facility Information

The recycling facility is open to businesses and residents. Drop-offs are accepted 7 days a week, 24 hours a day located at:

205 S Redding Street, West Memphis, AR. (Behind City Hall)

Recycling Rules

What Can I Recycle?

Through advances in recycling technology, you have more options than ever. And it's a good thing because we need to conserve as much of our resources as possible.

Paper Recycling

Did you know paper makes up nearly 30 percent of waste generated each year?

Recycle envelopes, office paper, junk mail, greeting cards and file folders. Shredded paper should be put in a paper bag.

Acceptable Items

  • Newspaper 
  • Envelopes 
  • Junk mail 
  • Phone books 
  • Brochures 
  • Magazines

Cardboard Recycling

Did you know greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable?

You can also include newspaper inserts, catalogs, paperback books, phone books and brochures.

Acceptable Items

  • Ream wrappers 
  • File folders 
  • Poster board 
  • Frozen food boxes 
  • Cardboard boxes 
  • Milk cartons

Recycled items should be loose, not in bags.

Plastic Recycling

Did you know recycling just ten plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours?

Recycle plastics #1 thru #7. Look on the bottom of containers for a number inside the recycling arrows.

Acceptable Items

  • Milk jugs (no cartons) 
  • Water/Soda containers 
  • Shampoo/Soap/Detergent bottles

Aluminum/Metal Recycling

Did you know recycling just one ton of aluminum cans conserves more than 1,024 gallons of gasoline?

Recycle all food and beverage metal cans - steel, tin, bi-metal and aluminum.

Acceptable Items

  • Aluminum beverage cans 
  • Food cans 
  • Scrap metal

Glass Recycling

Did you know glass is not recyclable in all areas? Make sure to check with your local team.

Recycle clear and colored glass.

Acceptable Items

  • Beverage containers 
  • Glass food jars

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Appliances 
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Car Batteries
  • Christmas Lights 
  • Coat Hangers 
  • Diapers
  • Food Waste 
  • Food Wrap 
  • Garden Hoses 
  • Plastic Bags 
  • Rubber Balls 
  • Sports Equipment 
  • Stuffed Animals 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Syringes/Razor Blades 
  • Tires 
  • Waxed Cartons 
  • Wood/Yard Waste
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Recycle Site Map

Recycle Site Map (JPG)

Partnership

The Recycling Center and initiatives are made possible through a partnership with East Arkansas Planning and Development District.

Additional Information

If you are interested in hosting a recycling event or have any questions, please contact Rhonda Standridge.