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.

2016 Christmas Holiday Schedule

Solid Waste Services will not provide collection services - garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste - on Monday, December 26. Collection will operate on a one-day delay, with Friday customers receiving collection services on Saturday, December 31.

Normal Collection Day               Holiday Collection Day

Monday, Dec. 26                            Tuesday, Dec. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 27                            Wednesday, Dec. 28
Wednesday, Dec. 28                      Thursday, Dec. 29
Thursday, Dec. 29                           Friday, Dec. 30
Friday, Dec. 30                                 Saturday, Dec. 31

New Size P​reparation For Recycling Cardboard

Currently, residents are asked to cut, not fold, cardboard in 3 ft. x 3 ft. pieces and put it in the recycling cart for collection. Effective November 21, 2016, the requirements are: 

Tear cardboard into small pieces that will fit loosely into your cart. Pieces should not exceed 18 in. x 18 in. Please do not fold.



Disability Collection ServicesDisability Collection Services
Dead Animal CollectionDead Animal Collection
Bulky Waste SchedulingBulky Waste Scheduling
Look-up Collection DayLook-up Collection Day
Holiday Collection InformationHoliday Collection Information
2016 Recycling Schedule2016 Recycling Schedule
Recycling Center LocationsRecycling Center Locations
Item Prep Quick TipsItem Prep Quick Tips
All Things CartsAll Things Carts