Recycling in Fayetteville

Recycling on Campus

The University of Arkansas is committed to becoming a zero-waste institution by 2040. One of the best ways to reach this goal is to raise awareness and participation for our campus recycling programs. Whether you are a student, parent, staff, faculty, or community member, your recycling efforts are an important part of sustainability at the UofA. For those who live off campus or want to recycle additional materials, find out about the City of Fayetteville's Recycle Something campaign.

The Office for Sustainability encourages campus departments and student organizations to aim for zero waste at their events. To support this goal, we have equipment available for free checkout, including: portable cans and bottles recycling receptacles (ClearStreams), laminated signs, a Zero Waste Event banner, and scale for weighing waste to calculate diversion rates. Learn more and register your zero waste event here.

Razorback Recycling

Razorback Recycling is the university's central recycling operation. You can find them at 434 Eastern Avenue just north of PMC Solutions on Mitchell Street between the hours of 7:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. But if you don't have time to drop off your materials, Razorback Recycling will come to you! Deskside recycling bins can be emptied into the large hallway bins, which are collected regularly.

Razorback Recycling manages the collection of white and mixed paper, cans and bottles, cardboard, and fluorescent lights. Please refer to the recycling guide for specific instructions for each of these materials.

Deskside Quad Systemdeskside quad recycling system

The convenient quad system is meant to be used alongside small office trash bins. To request a deskside quad system like the one pictured to the right for your workspace, simply contact the Recycling Coordinator:

Gary Enzor
Office: PPRC, Bldg. 1

Off-Campus Recycling

The City of Fayetteville has many ways of collecting recyclables. Visit the Recycle Something campaign website to learn about how and what you can recycle through the City of Fayetteville.

Visit the Washington County Department of Environmental Affairs website to find out about other recycling and safe waste disposal programs available to residents.

What Can Be Recycled


  • Plastics #1-2
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans


  • Styrofoam
  • Yogurt lids
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food remains
  • Paint cans
  • Lightbulbs
  • Ceramic
  • Pens
  • Plastics #3-7
  • Glass bottles


  • Computer printout
  • Adding machine
  • Green bar
  • Photocopy
  • Typing paper
  • Letterhead
  • Accounting ledger
  • Index cards
  • Envelopes (no windows)


  • Newsprint
  • Napkins
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Post-its
  • Colored paper
  • Paper wrapper
  • Booklets


  • Color paper
  • Newspaper
  • Slick paper
  • Magazine
  • Folders
  • Envelopes (with windows)
  • Engineering paper
  • Post-its


  • Carton paper
  • Wax paper
  • White ledger
  • Rubber bands
  • Candy wrappers
  • Napkins

The U of A partnered with Staples to create a simple (and free) way to help protect the planet and make sure empty cartridges don’t end up in a landfill. Staples will recycle all of your ink and toner cartridges regardless of brand. Plus there’s three ways to do it, making it easier than ever to do your part.

Driver pickup program: Next time you get a Staples delivery their driver will collect your cartridges for you.

Prepaid return mailing label: Mail your cartridges back for free. Simply print your label at

Toner Cartridge Recycling Box: Add the SKU (984666) to your next Staples order, put your empty cartridges into our recycling container. 


More detailed e-waste information can be found E-waste flyer


The U of A Bookstore handles recycling of both rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Bins that accept these items can be found on the loading dock on the northeast corner of the bookstore. University-owned equipment cannot be dropped off; if you need to dispose of University owned equipment please visit for more information.


  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Cell Phones
  • Tablets


  • Any electronics with fluid
  • CRT monitors and televisions
  • LCD monitors and televisions
  • Solder pastes/solder guns
  • Bio-fluids/medical equipment



Below are a set of signs to easily direct users to dispose of their trash properly. Feel free to print your own from the PDFs below.

waste mixed paper cans
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