Trash Collection

The City of Paragould provides each single family residential unit with one garbage collection container at no charge. The container is the property of the City of Paragould and shall not be removed from the property.  

A second container may be purchased from the City Clerk's office at the current replacement cost ($60).  You may go to the City Clerk's office, pay by phone or fill out the online form here to purchase extra trash containers.  Purchased trash containers are typically delivered on Mondays. This container is the property of the individual who purchased the container and may be moved to another residence.

Collection service for residential customers will consist of one pickup per week. You can view the residential sanitation schedule for your area here. You can also find our Holiday schedule here or in the Quick Links.

Container should be placed for collection by 7 am on the day scheduled for collection but not prior to 6 pm the day preceding the normal collection day. Please remove your cart from the curb after it has been dumped. 

If your trash or recyling is not picked up on your scheduled day please fill out the Trash Complaint Form. If you have a broken can please fill out the Fix It Form. Both of the forms can also be found under QuickLinks.

Where to Put the Cart

Container should be placed by the curb approximately 3 feet from the street with the handle facing your house.

What Goes in the Cart

Only typical household garbage goes in the cart. The garbage should be placed in plastic bags and sealed to prevent litter and to help keep your cart clean. Boxes can be broken down and placed in the cart. We will not pick up loose trash or bags of trash that are not in the trash container.

What Does Not Go in the Cart

Do not put lumber, shingles, rocks, dirt, batteries or old tires in the cart. Do not use the cart to dispose of hazardous waste such as paint, motor oil, poisons and flammable liquids. Do not place hot coals from your barbecue grill in the cart. It could melt or catch fire. 


Bulk Item Pickup

Please note: Changes in bulk item pickup.

To have your bulk items picked up, at no cost, call 870-239-7520 or schedule by filling out the Large Item & Brush pick up Form.

  • Bulk pick up does not include household trash and boxes. Boxes can be broken down and put in the trash can.
  • We will not pick up tree trunks and/or limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  • We will not pick up building material. Example: Shingles, concrete, fencing, etc.
  • Do not place bulk items under high line wires, near or against poles and fences.
  • We do not pick up bulk items for Commercial customers.

Further Information

For questions call the Public Works Department at 870-239-7520.

  1. Terry McAbee

    Public Works Director
    Phone: 870-239-7520

  2. Tony Pemberton

    Sanitation Supervisor
    Phone: 870-239-7520

  3. Public Works

    Physical Address
    600 Airport Road
    Paragould, AR 72450


    Phone: 870-239-7520


    Monday through Friday
    7 am to 4 pm