solid waste service garbage cart, recycling cart, and yard waste cart

City-issued carts serviced by Solid Waste Services

How to Order a Cart

Carts for Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

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Extra Recycling Cart Extra Garbage Cart Extra Yard Waste Cart

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services provides all single-family households with one complimentary yard waste cart, a recycling cart, and a garbage cart. Customers can also purchase a second cart. Carts are provided to encourage recycling and support efficient curbside pickup. If a home does not have existing carts, the 95-gallon roll carts are delivered upon request when customers set up water service with the City. 

If a cart is not functional, customers can contact the Customer Care Center at 919-996-3245 to request repairs or cart replacement. Please note, replacement carts may be gently used. 

Extra Recycling Cart

Recycling cart options 95-gal and 65-gal

Raleigh recycling carts 95-gal and 65-gal options

There are two sizes to pick from when purchasing an additional recycling container:

Size  Price  Dimensions
Large 95-Gallon Roll Cart  $50  45.13"H x 28.7"W x 33.73"D
Small 65-Gallon Roll Cart $48 40.50"H x 26.7"W x 28.11"

How to order

Simply call our Customer Care Center at 919-996-3245 to place your order. The cost will be added to your next monthly utility bill and our crews will deliver the recycling cart to the address specified in the request.

I don't have that much recycling. Can I trade in my 95-gallon roll cart for smaller one?

Yes, we understand single residents or smaller families may not need the capacity of the 95 gallon cart (or maybe you're just not a big consumer, great!). To switch to a smaller cart, please call Customer Care Center at 919-996-3245.

  • Request to switch to a 65-gallon recycling cart only after you use the 95-gallon cart through the first holiday period. 
  • Before you make the call, please do consider that we provide bi-weekly collection, those times around the holidays when extra recyclables are generated, and perhaps the future when we are able to secure markets for even more materials.
  • Also remember, if you put your cart out only when it is full, you can save yourself time as well as increase crew efficiencies and reduce GHG emissions as the vehicles will not have as many "stop and goes".

Extra Garbage Cart

For residents who consistently produce more garbage than will fit in the 95-gallon cart, there are a couple of options:

  1. Purchase a second garbage cart. Each household may purchase one additional cart for a fee of $50.
  2. Ensure that you are recycling all that you can. This will help reduce the amount of garbage you have! Review this list of the items that we accept for recycling.

To purchase an additional garbage cart, call our Customer Care Center at 919-996-3245.

Extra Yard Waste Cart

Raleigh Yard Waste Cart

Residents can contact the Customer Support Center at 919-996-3245 or use the online web form to initiate the cart request.

This change increases yard waste cart capacity to 190 gallons every two weeks. Customers will still have the option to place up to 15 biodegradable paper bags and up to five (5) stick bundles at the curb for collection. A second yard waste cart will require a one-time fee of $50 and an additional $2.00 per month for the yard waste service fee. 



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