Labor Day Holidays

Solid Waste Services

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

Solid Waste Services provides curbside collection of garbage, recycling, and yard waste in addition to a variety of special services. The department is committed to improving Raleigh’s health and sustainability by recovering valuable recyclable and yard waste resources for reuse.

Raleigh Reuse tool

Use the Raleigh Reuse tool below for answers to all your solid waste questions. Access your household’s collection calendar, set reminders, and learn how holidays impact your pickup schedule.

Find information and instructions on recycling, reusing, donating, or disposing of any kind of material:


Raleigh Reuse App

All of the information in the Raleigh Reuse Tool above, is also available as a Raleigh Reuse App for mobile. Visit our Raleigh Reuse Tool and Mobile app page to download from Apple or Google.

Special Services

Other special services like the Needs Assistance Program and Bulky Pickups, are explained in the service boxes below.




630 Beacon Lake Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610


Stan Joseph

Solid Waste Services Director

Staff Directory



Who to Call if I Have Questions about SWS Services

You can call 919-996-3245, to speak with a City customer service representative (Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

  • Press 2 for SWS, residential or business utility services
  • Press 4 for SWS requests and/or questions
  • Press 1 to report a Missed Collection
  • Press 2 to schedule a pick-up or ask a question
  • Press 3 to purchase or request a replacement cart