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Jonesboro residents do not have to pay for solid waste disposal at the landfill unless they have construction material. All businesses do have to pay. The current cost is $42.50 per ton plus 7.5% sales tax. If you bring less than 440 pounds the cost is $10 with sales tax included. Tipping fees are adjusted March 1 of each year.
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All trash must be bagged, tied, and placed inside the container with the lid closed for collection. Trash carts must be placed curbside by 6:00 am on collection day.
Glass is no longer collected through curbside collection; you may take glass to the Recycling Center located at 806 Burke Street.
#1 & #2 plastics, aluminum or steel cans, newspaper, office paper, junk mail, corrugated, or light-weight cardboard.
Recycling carts can be purchased from the city collections department located at 300 S Church St or purchased over the phone with debit/credit at 870-932-3042.
Please view the yard waste collection schedule at https://www.jonesboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/8342/Limb-Collection-2022
However, it is best to take your yard waste directly to the city incinerator located at 2650 Lacy Drive for faster service.
See recycling collection map here.
A yellow sticker on your recycling cart means collection is twice a month: the 1st and 3rd week of the month on the day of your trash pick up.
An orange sticker on your recycling cart means collection is twice a month: the 2nd and 4th week of the month on the day of your trash pick up.
Tree limbs are collected every five weeks in your area. Please view the yard waste collection schedule at https://www.jonesboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/8342/Limb-Collection-2022
Yes, take them to the incinerator located at 2650 Lacy Drive.
Take to Legacy Landfill (Craighead County Solid Waste Disposal Authority) located at 238 CR 476 just off Hwy 1 South.
Paint must be dried before being disposed of at the landfill. You can pour kitty litter, newspaper, sand into the paint can leave lid off for a couple days let the paint dry. Once the paint is dried out you can take to the landfill.
806 Burke Ave.
A time occurrence due to special occasion or a holiday contact the Sanitation Department at 870-932-7520 for collection. If you regularly have loose trash you will need to purchase a 2nd cart or begin recycling by purchasing a recycling cart.
Place limbs curbside by 6:00 am on Monday of the week of your collection. Please view the yard waste collection schedule at https://www.jonesboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/8342/Limb-Collection-2022
Contact sanitation department for replacement.
No, it is your responsibility to make sure that your cart is washed and all trash is bagged, tied, and placed inside the container. If you have problems with flies, maggots or other varmints you can use lyme or some other type of agent that keeps insects away.Watch this short video on how to clean out your trash container: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syxZb2rgrec
The city provides every household with one cart; if you move or relocate you will need to place the cart inside the garage or beside the house for the next family.