The Sanitation Department is responsible for collection of refuse from residential homes within the city of Jonesboro. We offer collection of refuse, recycling, grass and leaves weekly to approximately 31,454 homes. We also offer a limb removal service.

City provides residence with a household trash container for trash collection once a week. Trash is to be placed inside the container with all trash bagged, tied, and container placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. on pickup day. If you are new to the area and unsure of trash pickup day or need a trash container please contact us for more information.

We have approximately 35 employees that collect trash, recycling, yard waste, limbs, and operate the incinerator site.

Yard Waste

Yard Waste bags are picked up on your trash pickup day. Please bag all grass, leaves, and small brush and place curbside by 6:00 a.m. and five (5) feet from container on trash collection day. We ask that the bags are no heavier than twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) lbs.


Incinerator Information

The City incinerator site is located at 2650 Lacy Drive; phone number 870-932-7520. City of Jonesboro residents will continue to be able to dispose of green waste at no charge. Commercial businesses, Lawn Care, County Residents, tree service providers and etc will be charged for unloading green waste at the incinerator site. The current fees for disposal of leaves, grass, limbs, vegetative waste is $27.00 a ton or $7.00 minimum plus taxes (subject to change without notice) fees are established by City Council. Fees are due at the time of disposing unless you have an account set-up through the Finance Department located at 300 S Church or contact City Collector office at 870-932-3042. We accept cash and check only.
NO trunks, stumps, wood, fencing dirt, and etc will be accepted at this site only green waste and limbs no larger than 12 inches in diameter and 8 to 10 feet long. No citizen will be allowed around incinerator controls; items will be unloaded by resident or driver of vehicles. City employees will not unload your waste.
City is not responsible for any accidents and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Failure to comply with rules and regulations will result in fines and/or fines and court costs and will not be able to dispose of yard waste items at this site again.

Required forms to be able to unload at site:
  • Drivers License
  • Proof of Residency (example: Utility bill, Vehicle Registration, insurance card, and etc.)
Incinerator hours of operation are Monday- Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (peak time) Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) non-peak hours Monday- Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Legacy Landfill (Craighead County Solid Waste) is open to the public for disposing of unwanted items. City of Jonesboro residents will continue to dispose of solid waste at no charge, with the exception of construction materials as per ordinance. Residents with construction material and all commercial accounts and County residents living outside city limits will pay current landfill tipping fees. Fees are due at the time of disposal unless you have made arrangements prior to disposal. To speak with a landfill employee about proper disposal, procedures, and cost please contact them at 870-972-6353. Craighead County landfill hours of operation Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located off Hwy 1 S and CR 476.

Holiday Pickup Schedule

We also offer a schedule of the holiday trash pickup. To view this schedule please Click Here.




Recycling Program

Abilities Unlimited and Legacy Landfill offer a recycling program to residents of Jonesboro. We are currently in hopes of the program to be expanded in the near future.

The city delivers and picks up blue bags at residential homes within city limits. The blue recycling bags are for all glass containers, all plastics with lid opening smaller than container, all aluminum and steel cans. Please note our items have just changed and our new recycling center Abilities Unlimited has been upgrading the services. For every full bag we leave you a bag we ask that all bags be filled, tied and only contains acceptable items. The City also picks up newspaper and corrugated boxes. The newspaper must be bundled or placed in a plastic department store bag and corrugated cardboard boxes must be flattened. If your bag has incorrect items placed for pickup we will not leave you a bag. It is crucial that you place correct items out for pickup.

For more information on recycling please contact the recycling center at 870-277-2772, Legacy Landfill at 870-972-6353, or City Sanitation Department at 870-932-7520. If you live in the county and are interested in recycling please go to your city hall or the landfill for a bag and the bag will need to be delivered to the landfill or Abilities unlimited for processing.


Contact Us


Address Email Phone #
Donny Gibson, Sanitation Director 2601 Dan Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Email Me (870) 932-7520

Ronny Stanback,
Route Supervisor

2601 Dan Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Email Me (870) 932-7520
Cindy Schweitzer, Sanitation Supervisor 2601 Dan Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Email Me (870) 932-7520



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