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 dimension requirements for cardboard preparation. These updates were made in an effort to improve service quality for residents. The previous dimensions, 3 ft. X 3 ft., were developed in 1998 for the old, manual collection system. When service transitioned from manual, rear loader collection to automated collection, the 3 ft. X 3 ft. cardboard was too large for the carts and prohibited other recyclables in the cart from being collected. 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. Pieces should not exceed 18 in. x 18 in. Please do not fold.​



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