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Solid Waste Services

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department provides residential curbside collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste and a variety of specialized services. The Department works proactively to reduce waste and to increase recycling in Raleigh, while demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in all areas of the operations.

This site will help you learn about our services and how we operate. You can also look up your collection days and learn about what can and cannot be recycled. Garbage is collected weekly and recycling and yard waste are collected biweekly. 





222 W. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


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