Solid Waste Services

Christmas 2018 Collection Schedule :The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services WILL NOT collect garbage, recycling, yard waste or bulky items on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. All customers should place their garbage and recycling carts on the curb Wednesday, December 26 and leave them there until items are collected.

  • Yard waste and bulky item collection will be suspended for the week.
  • Large cardboard boxes that are unable to fit in the recycling cart should be placed next to the recycling cart to be collected.
  • Text CLTSWS to 245-87 to receive collection alerts directly to your phone.

Solid Waste Services offers curbside collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste for single-family residences and multi-family communities (apartments, condominiums and town homes) with fewer than 12 units within the City of Charlotte boundaries. Collection is also provided for businesses that generate fewer than 512 gallons of trash per week.

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.

Cardboard 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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