Recycling isn't just about bins and bottles; it's a simple act that creates a ripple of positive change. Every item recycled contributes to a cleaner planet, a healthier environment, and a brighter future for generations to come. Continue scrolling to learn more about recycling in Siloam Springs!
Curbside Collection Program
The City provides weekly curbside collection for the following items:
Paper: This includes newspapers, magazines, junk mail, school papers, etc.
Cardboard: This includes corrugated cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, toilet paper tubes, etc.
#1 & #2 Plastic Bottles: Not all plastics marked with #1 or #2 are recyclable in our program. We only accept containers with a 'neck,' indicated by an opening smaller than the body of the container. We do not collect clam shell plastics.
Tin Cans: This category includes soup, vegetable, coffee cans, etc.
Aluminum Cans: This includes soda, energy drink cans, etc.
Paper: Standard wrapping paper and glossy variants are typically recyclable unless they contain non-paper additives like metallic flakes, colored shapes, glitter, or plastics. However, avoid recycling foil, metallic paper, heavily laminated wrapping paper, as well as items such as plastic coating, ribbon, bows, and glitter. These should be disposed of separately rather than placed in the recycling bin.
Do Not Collect: We do not collect certain items like orange juice boxes, chicken broth boxes, etc. Additionally, we cannot accept aluminum foil; only aluminum cans are acceptable. Cardboard must not have a wax coating; only corrugated and standard cardboard are acceptable for recycling. When disposing of shredded paper, please place it into a paper sack if possible. Also, for cardboard packaging such as toys, kindly remove any plastic film that may be attached to the cardboard before recycling.
BINS: We have currently run out of recycling bins, and although we've placed an order for more, it typically takes a couple of months for them to arrive. In the meantime, please use any available tub, bin, or cardboard box with "recycling" clearly marked on it. Drivers are aware of this temporary arrangement and will collect items from these alternative containers until we receive our regular recycling bins.
Drop-Off Recycling at the Transfer Station
Residents can utilize the drop-off containers located at the City's Transfer Station for: