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FORT SMITH -- The Sanitation Department will continue to suspend certain services through April 18 in response to the covid-19 outbreak, according to a department news release.

The suspension, which took effect March 23, was scheduled to end Friday. It affects:

Residential recycling collection

Residential yard waste collection

Residential bulky-waste collection

Cart maintenance and delivery

Commercial recycling collection

Commercial cardboard collection

Saturday commercial collection

Dumpster maintenance and delivery

Saturday landfill hours

Access to Stone Park at the landfill

Landfill access also will be limited to customers with landfill charge accounts, the news release states. The landfill will be closed to those who pay using cash, checks or credit cards.

The Spring Cleanup also is postponed indefinitely, according to the release. Residents are asked to ensure their carts are at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day, all trash is bagged and inside the cart, and carts are a minimum of 3 feet apart.

Residents are asked to use their city-issued 96-gallon trash carts. Any overflow can be put in the 64-gallon recycle carts and set out with the trash carts.

Material in the 64-gallon recycle cart will not be recycled, according to the release. No extra bags will be collected, no extra carts will be delivered and no landfill charge accounts will be created during this time as well. The Sanitation Department will work with its larger customers to ensure they have sufficient capacity for the delay in weekend service.

Those with questions may call the Sanitation Department at (479) 784-2350.

NW News on 04/01/2020

Print Headline: Fort Smith continues some trash service suspension


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