Collection Schedules for Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

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Find Your Collection Schedule Holidays and Schedule Changes COVID-19 Special Note

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste are normally collected on the same day of the week (Tuesday through Friday).

Collection frequency

  • Garbage is collected weekly.
  • Recycling and yard waste are picked up every other week.
  • Change Effective July 5: Recycling and yard waste pickup will alternate weeks. Example: Tuesday is my collection day. One Tuesday is garbage and recycling day; the next Tuesday is  garbage and yard waste day. This is to limit the number of carts  at the curb to no more than two at a time.

Find Your Collection Schedule

Enter your street address to see when we pick up your garbage, recycling and yard waste. A link to a downloadable calendar that you can print is provided in the results.


If You Already Know Your Collection Schedule is A or B

You can download your collection calendar here:

Holidays and Schedule Changes

Some holidays require changes to the City's regular curbside collection schedule. Check your recycling and yard waste calendar using our interactive tool above to learn how the holidays may affect your service. Collection schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For the most up-to-date, last-minute schedule alerts, follow the City of Raleigh on Twitter.

COVID-19 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.




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Lead Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories:
GarbageYard WasteRecycling