The Sanitation Department, having 32 employees, offers both residential and commercial service to the city of West Memphis. The Sanitation Department has:
2 front end loaders
4 trash trucks
7 rear end loaders
The front and rear end loaders make 2 runs per day to the Crittenden County landfill.
Residential & Commercial Service
Residential service is routinely Tuesday through Friday with one pick-up per week. Monday service is bulk, curbside service only. Commercial service is on a prearranged schedule to meet individual service needs.
The City does not pick up truckloads of tree trunks and branches. If you have a tree cut down or tree trimming done, you also need to make arrangements to have the material hauled off.
The City cannot haul it off because the City operates 4 trash trucks to pick up normal residential curbside trash. We try to cover the entire City each week. This cannot be done if trash trucks are tied up for hours hauling tree debris from one location. Plus, our equipment was not made to operate as logging trucks.
Your monthly sanitation fee covers weekly residential trash pickup. The removal of large piles of tree branches is not a part of the residential trash pickup. For this reason, we do not pick up roofing shingles, demolition/remodeling material or masonry/concrete items either.
If you have questions about what we pick up, please call the Sanitation Department at 870-732-7580.