Solid Waste Services

2018 Winter Storm Update :: The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Service is asking residents for their patience and to set out garbage and recycling carts and leave them out until collected. Solid Waste is working hard to collect all garbage and recyclables before Monday; however, because of the holiday collection delay and the weather, service for this week may continue over the weekend and into next week. This includes recycling collection. Yard and bulky waste collection are suspended.

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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

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