Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection Schedules

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Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Find Your Garbage and Yard Waste Service Day and Recycling Week (A or B) Recycling Collection Schedule Holiday Collection Schedules Schedule Subject to Change

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

SPECIAL NOTE: Our community is our greatest asset and with the health and well-being of our residents in mind, City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services will continue to provide garbage and recycling services to our residents. As essential staff, our employees need your help to minimize risk of exposure to themselves and others. We highly encourage you to sanitize your cart handles. In addition, please make sure all refuse is secured inside the carts before placing them at the curb. Place recyclable items loosely in your blue cart, free of any plastic bags. We appreciate your cooperation.

Garbage, yard waste, and recycling are collected on the same day of the week (Tuesday through Friday). Garbage and yard waste are collected weekly while recycling is collected every other week. Your recycling schedule is either the "A" week or the "B" week. View our collection schedule below to see when your next recycling week will be.

Some holidays require changes to the City's regular curbside collection schedule. Check your service calendar or the collection schedule below to learn how the holidays may affect your service.

Remember: garbage, recycling, and yard waste should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. Due to the high cost of fuel and our limited staffing, it is not feasible for collection crews to return to your home after they have already serviced your street. Review these helpful tips for preparing your garbage and yard waste for collection and review these tips for curbside recycling.

Find Your Garbage and Yard Waste Service Day and Recycling Week (A or B)

To locate your scheduled service, enter your street address.


Recycling Collection Schedule

Refer to the "A" or "B" scheduled based on what the search results above tell you for your address.

A Week

B Week

Holiday Collection Schedules

If your collection day falls on a holiday, your collection day will be pushed back one day. Collection for the rest of the week will also be pushed back one day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance

The City of Raleigh’s administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance will NOT affect garbage, yard waste, and recycling collection.
The City’s Yard Waste Center will be closed January 20, but will operate on a regular schedule the remainder of the week.

Schedule Subject to Change

Collection schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. To verify any last minute changes, check local media or call Solid Waste Services at 919-996-3245.

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Customer Care 919-996-3245

Lead Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories:
GarbageYard WasteRecycling