Want to learn more about recycling in your community? Recycling can be one of the best things you can do for the environment and your town. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) offers a variety of programs to aid in municipal waste reduction, including grants and assistance for recycling programs.

More Arkansans are recycling today than ever before. The Arkansas recycling rate and the benefits to the state from recycling continue to increase. Arkansas recycled 2.8 million tons, or 45.5%, of its waste in 2015.

When businesses join with communities, recycling efforts can really make a difference. ADEQ offers a variety of programs to help businesses with their recycling efforts. Find out what you can recycle in your area by connecting with your Regional Solid Waste Management District.

Recycling Programs

Cars to Donate Making a used car donation to Keep America Beautiful is yet another way to create clean, beautiful public places; reduce waste and increase recycling; and support local economies. Proceeds of your car donation will be shared between Keep America Beautiful and the certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate of your choice.

America Recycles Day is a national all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that encourages Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Last year, residents in every state of the nation participated in America Recycles Day and pledged to recycle.

EcoPhones is a national cell phone recycler that has partnered with Keep Arkansas Beautiful to protect Arkansas’ environment from potentially hazardous cellular and printer cartridge waste. Through this program, any Arkansas school or community organization can earn cash for every used cell phone collected and turned in to EcoPhone.

EnviroSmart Inkjet Recycling can design a free recycling program that is beneficial to your organization by providing free collection materials and paying for recyclable inkjet cartridges received from your organization. helps consumers reduce their printing costs while minimizing their environmental impact by offering tips on cartridge recycling, comparing prices of refurbished cartridges and offering recycling services.

Media Resources

I Want to be Recycled Campaign – Print PSAs (B/W)

I Want to be Recycled Campaign – TV Spots

I Want to be Recycled Campaign – Print PSAs (Color)


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