Solid Waste Services

T​he City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services provides a variety of quality, efficient and cost-effective services including the collection of: bulky waste, garbage, recycling and yard waste. Specialized services include small business garbage collection, litter picking, dead animal collection, street sweeping and maintaining the cleanliness of Center City Charlotte.

​​​​New Size P​reparation For Recycling Cardboard

Solid Waste Services has updated the requirements for cardboard preparation. These updates were made in an effort to improve service quality for residents. The new preparation requirements will allow all recyclables​ to fall loosely into automated recycling trucks, improving the collection quality and process.

​New Recycling Preparation Requirements :: Tear or cut cardboard into small pieces that will fit loosely into your cart. Please do not fold.​ Watch this video to make sure your cardboard is prepared properly for pick up. Cardboard​ Prep Video

Fourth of July Collection Schedule :: City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services is operating on a regular schedule this week. We WILL collect garbage, recycling, bulky waste and yard waste Wednesday, July 4. Receive collection schedules and updates directly to your phone by texting CLTSWS to 24587.

Recycling Delays :: Waste Management, the city’s recycling vendor is still operating on a delay to cure recycling collection misses. Citizens are encouraged to keep their carts at the curb until recycling collection is provided.  Please do not bag recyclables.  Make sure all recyclables are placed loosely in the carts. Cardboard should be prepared properly. Cardboard should be torn or cut into small pieces that will fit loosely into your cart. Overflow cardboard should be prepared the same way.

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