Residential Services

Gar​b​age Collection

Garbage is collected once a week on your scheduled collection day. To find your collection day, visit the GeoPortal system. Enter your address in the Search box and click on Services.

How To Prepare Garbage For Collection:

  • Bag all garbage before placing it in the garbage rollout cart. Do not overfill carts or place garbage items outside of the cart. Items outside the rollout cart will not be collected.

  • Please place the cart within six feet of the curb and with the handle facing toward your property. Do not block the sidewalk.

  • Please allow three feet of space between collection items and other obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles and vehicles.  

  • Place the cart at the curb no later than 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day.

  • Place the cart at the curb no sooner than than the day before collection. The cart must be removed from the curb by midnight on the day of collection. A minimum $50 citation may be issued if you place the cart at the curb sooner than the day before collection or leave it at the curb past midnight on your collection day.

Disability Collection

If you are a customer with a disability or other physical limitation that does not permit you to roll the cart to the curb, please fill out The Disability Collection Verification form​​ or call 311 (704.336.7600) to discuss special arrangements for collection.​​

Small Business Garbage Collection

Business garbage collection is ​separate from residential garbage collection. For more information, please read about our Special Services​.



Items Accepted For Garbage Collection<div class="ExternalClassA326CCF4DC0D458F96133BD3828E43F2"><ul><li>Regular household garbage </li><li>Old clothing </li><li>Paper products (non-recyclable: napkins, plates, cups, etc.)</li><li>Dried paint cans without lids </li><li>Kitty litter and soiled infant diapers (double-bagged)</li><li>Styrofoam</li></ul></div>
Items NOT Accepted For Garbage Collection<div class="ExternalClass1B86105DD0ED4249964431C10772F8D9"><ul><li>Items banned from the landfill (aluminum, plastic bottles, electronics, etc.). Items banned from the landfill must be recycled.</li><li>Dead animals ( <a href="/SWS/SpecialServices/Pages/default.aspx">Dead animal collection information</a>) </li><li>Empty cardboard (please place in the recycling cart) </li><li>Recyclable materials (please place in the recycling cart) </li><li>Bulky waste (<a href="/SWS/ResidentServices/Pages/BulkyCollection.aspx">schedule collection</a>)</li><li>Yard waste </li><li>Hot ashes </li><li>Motor oil </li><li>Solvents </li><li>Wet paint </li><li>Pool chemicals </li><li>Flammable liquids </li><li>Other hazardous materials </li><li>Bottle caps & lids</li><li>Gravel</li></ul></div>
Household Hazardous Waste Items Accepted For Garbage Collection<div class="ExternalClassC929C86A78354E98B3D4D8D36BD663EC"><p>Collection crews will only collect the following household hazardous waste (HHW) material in your garbage cart:</p><ul><li><p>Dried paint cans with lids removed</p></li><li><p>Kitty litter that is double plastic bagged and securely tied</p></li><li><p>Soiled infant diapers that is double plastic bagged and securely tied</p></li></ul></div>