Charlotte, N.C (April 27, 2022) — On Wednesday, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services announced a delay in yard waste collection due to staffing shortages. Residents are advised to put their yard waste at the curb and leave it there until collected.
For convenience, residents also have the option of disposing of yard waste by taking the items in paper bags or reusable containers to one of the four Mecklenburg County
full-service recycling centers. Mecklenburg County may charge fees when disposing at the full-service centers.
Residents are also encouraged to register for Solid Waste Services text messages to receive up-to-the-minute collection service notices. Residents who would like to receive updates regarding impacts to their collection service can text their day of service to 73224. For example, if their collection day is Thursday, they would text "Thursday" to 73224.
Solid Waste Services Actively Recruiting Drivers
Solid Waste Services recently held open interviews to fill 20 collection driver vacancies. Seventeen drivers are scheduled to start in the next two weeks, which will allow Solid Waste Services to resume on-time collection for yard waste.
Solid Waste Services will host two additional interviews May 10 and May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1105 Otts Street. The application period is currently open. Interested applicants can view the job posting and apply for the position at the city's online employment center.