Earth Angel Update

Paper Recycling Facts

  • In the U.S., there is enough paper thrown away to equal 1 billion trees per year.
  • Every year in the U.S., Americans use 85 million tons of paper which is the equivalent of about 680 pounds of paper per person.
  • Every minute, about 750,000 paper copies are made in U.S. businesses to equal around 21 million tons of paper. 
  • The average office uses 70% of its total office waste for paper. 
  • The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year.
  • Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 mature trees or 7,000 gallons of water.
  • Recycling a 3-foot stack of newspaper can save one tree.

     To register for the Earth Angel Recycling
     Program, call the Solid Waste Department at 501-321-6911 or visit

For the yearly recycling schedule, visit


Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:

137 pounds - Aluminum cans

68,060 pounds - Commercial cardboard

1,967 pounds - Corrugated cardboard

452 pounds - Paper

2,012 pounds - Plastic grades No. 1 and No. 2

2,780 pounds – Scrap metal

35,340 pounds - Yard waste and C.A.P.S.


Last week, a total of 55.37 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill!


Collection Schedule

Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, November 24 - Oaklawn Park / Pine Meadows

Saturday, November 25 - Whittington Avenue/Quapaw Avenue-Prospect Avenue

Monday, November 27 - Majestic Park/Oaklawn Street-Henderson Street

Tuesday, November 28 - Richard Street/Airport Road-Family Park Road

Wednesday, November 29 - Grove Street/Files Road-Higdon Ferry Road

Thursday, November 30 - McAuley Court-Greenwood Avenue

Friday, December 1 - Hobson Avenue-Plain Street