Rules of Garbage Pickup

The City of Jacksonville offers once a week curbside household garbage pickup. If you have questions, call 501-982-6071. Review the following rules of pickup:

  • All household garbage must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup date.
  • All household garbage placed in the garbage bins must be in a garbage bag. 
  • Garbage bins should be positioned at the curb/shoulder, approximately 4 feet from any other objects with the handle facing toward the residence.
  • Garbage bins on major highways may be placed 6 to 8 feet from the roadway to prevent traffic from blowing them over.
  • Do not leave your carts curbside after collection where they may be stolen or damaged.
  • An additional cart may be requested for an additional charge of $8 per month with a 3-month minimum.  This request may be made on-line or by calling the Public Works office.
  • To find your scheduled pickup day, please refer to the Garbage Pickup Schedule.



The City of Jacksonville offers drop-off recycling of newspaper, aluminum cans, and most #1 and #2 plastic. Items also accepted at the Recycling Center at 1300 Marshall Road include: catalogs, telephone directories, and office paper. The Recycle Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.

If you are interested in recycling contact Public Works Department at 501-982-6071.

Yard Waste / Landfill

The City of Jacksonville offers once-a-week yard waste pickup, and once-a-week landfill pickup. Landfill items will be collected on your regular scheduled sanitation day, unless a holiday falls within that week. To find your scheduled yard waste pickup date, please refer to the Yard waste Schedule (PDF). For more information please call 501-982-6071.