Recycling Pickup Schedules

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Residential recycling is picked up every other week. Make sure to place your recycling on the curb for pickup by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Please make sure to place recyclable items loosely in your blue cart. Keep plastic bags out of your recycling cart. 

All residents are either on Schedule A or Schedule B for recycling pickup. If you don't know which schedule you are on, enter your address below to determine whether you are A or B.

Find Your Recycling Week

Recycling and yard waste are collected every other week. To find your recycling calendar enter your address below.


SWS Collection Calendars

If you already know whether you are Schedule A or B, you can choose the appropriate calendar in the blue box below.  If you do not know whether you are A or B, enter your address above to see your schedule calendar. 

*Starting on July 5, you will have new collection calendars showing your recycling, garbage, and yard waste collection days. This is because the City starts yard waste collection using your new yard waste carts on this date.

Holiday Schedule

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 6 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.

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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