Welcome to the Little Rock recycling home page.
We have lots of information to share about recycling!
Use the green buttons below or the navigation bar on the left-hand side to find all our pages related to recycling.
Upcoming Recycling Related Events
Join us on Wednesday, November 15th from 2 - 5 p.m. for our America Recycles Day event!
We will be at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library with a Shred Smart truck to shred your sensitive documents and with education on how to properly recycle during the holidays.
Why do we recycle?
Here in the Greater Little Rock area we recycle because of the many environmental benefits obtained through material collection, recycling, and reuse. Recycling reduces the use of virgin raw materials during production, decreases energy usage, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and air and water pollution. For example, producing an aluminum soda can or product from recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than producing the same product from raw aluminum ore.
In 2012 the City of Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Sherwood entered into a 7-year recycling contract with Waste Management. The contract is for residential recycling only. Our recycling program is single stream meaning that all acceptable recycling materials should be placed in your 64-gallon green and yellow recycling cart. To learn how to properly recycle acceptable materials visit our "Acceptable Materials" page. Use the three links below to learn more information about residential, multi-family and business recycling.