Trash collection FAQs
Will I only be allowed to put out one 95-gallon cart per week? Yes. You will be provided one 95-gallon poly-cart free of charge. If you need an additional cart, you will be required to pay $2 per month per cart.
Why am I allowed only one 95-gallon cart for free? Benton County Solid Waste mandates that Republic operates on a volume-based pickup program, and that volume cannot exceed 100 gallons. If a resident does exceed this amount each week, the resident must pay a fee for each additional cart used.
I don’t require that big of cart, can I get a smaller size? Yes. You may request a 65-gallon cart delivered instead, free of charge as a new customer or for a $15 change fee as an existing customer.
Can I use my own trash cans? No, all trash must be placed in the poly-carts provided by Republic Services.
What happens if my Republic Services provided cart is damaged during trash pickup? Republic Services will repair or replace the cart, free of charge.
Am I allowed to take my trash to the transfer station on Bear Hollow Road? If you miss your pickup, you may take your trash to the transfer station free of charge.
I cannot get my trash to the curb each week because I am disabled. What can I do? Republic Services is happy to accomodate those who have issues getting trash to the curb. Call them to make arrangements.
How can I have bulky items picked up? You are allowed one bulk item per week, with prior arrangement with Republic Services. Call them to set this up. No appliances are allowed.
Do I need to bag my trash before I put it in the cart? Yes, bagging the trash will help keep the container clean and sanitary and prevent trash from blowing when it is dumped in the truck.
Will Republic collect yard waste? Republic will pick up yard waste for an additional cost, my subscription only.
I’m moving. What do I do with my cart? Your Republic Services provided cart will remain with the property if you move.
Why is there no curbside recycling offered in Bella Vista? Republic offered curbside recycling in the past, with very little interest. If Republic chooses to make recycling mandatory in Bella Vista, the Bella Vista Recycling Center would suffer greatly, as would the programs it benefits, and it could be forced to close. The Bella Vista Recycling Center is located at 400 Pinion Bluff Drive, and accepts most forms of recyclables. They operate on a volunteer basis. Nonprofit organizations and other groups can work at the center, and their hourly wage is then paid to the group or charity of the worker's choosing. For more information, call them at 479-876-5343.
How often will my rate increase? Rates are examined on an annual basis and set by City Council each fall for the following year.
How will I be billed? Customers will receive trash invoices directly from Republic Services. You may pay online, by mail or set up auto draft.