Order Garbage or Recycling Cart

Need an extra container? All you have to do is call.

Jump To:

Extra Recycling Cart Extra Garbage Cart Yard Waste Cart - Only One Per Household

*Please note: Wait time for smaller 65-gallon recycling carts is four to six weeks.*

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services provides all single family households with a complimentary recycling cart and garbage cart. The 95-gallon roll carts are delivered to your home when you set up water service with the City. 

City-issued carts are provided to encourage recycling and support efficient curbside pickup. 

Extra Recycling Cart

Recycling carts, small and larte

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

*Wait time for 65-Gallon carts is 4-6 weeks.

$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.

Yard Waste Cart - Only One Per Household

City Ordinance restricts Yard Waste Cart usage to only one per household at this time. Learn more about other options residents have to prepare yard waste. 



Solid Waste Services
Customer Call Center


Lead Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories: