Residential waste receptacles should only contain household solid waste, which is placed in plastic bags and sealed to prevent litter and to help keep receptacles clean.
All items must fit within the city-issued solid waste receptacles, which should be put along the street for gathering by 6 a.m. on collection days. The receptacles then need to be removed from the curbside and stored by 6 p.m.
Materials that should not be placed in the receptacle include grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, lumber, shingles, rocks, dirt and other household building debris. Other Solid Waste services are available for the collection of the following items:
Yard waste is collected on leaf and mulch collection days.
Household building debris can be collected by calling Clean, Attractive Property Services, or C.A.P.S., at 501-321-6921 to schedule a pickup.
Other items that should not be placed in the receptacles include hot coals, car batteries or other hazardous chemicals, as they could melt the receptacle or catch it on fire.
For more information or to participate in the Earth Angel Recycling Program, call the Solid Waste Department at 501-321-6911 or sign up online at http://www.cityhs.net/recycle-registration.
For the yearly recycling schedule, visit http://www.cityhs.net/recycledays.
Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:
123 pounds -- Aluminum cans.
67,440 pounds -- Commercial cardboard.
1,242 pounds -- Corrugated cardboard.
293 pounds -- Newspaper.
542 pounds -- Plastic grades No. 1 and No. 2.
2,440 pounds -- Scrap metal.
35,520 pounds -- Yard waste and C.A.P.S.
Last week, a total of 53.80 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.
Today -- Whittington Avenue/Quapaw Avenue-Prospect Avenue.
Monday -- Majestic Park/Oaklawn Street-Henderson Street.
Tuesday -- Richard Street/Airport Road-Family Park Road.
Wednesday -- Grove Street/Files Road-Higdon Ferry Road.
Thursday -- McAuley Court-Greenwood Avenue.
Friday, April 7 -- Hobson Avenue-Plain Street.