Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection Schedules

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Find Your Garbage and Yard Waste Service Day and Recycling Week Schedule Subject to Change COVID-19 Special Note

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

Collection frequency

  • Garbage is normally collected weekly
  • Recycling is picked up every other week (schedule is either the "A" week or the "B" week). Use our interactive tool to find out when your next recycling week will be.
  • Yard waste is currently collected bi-weekly, alternating weeks with recycling.

Some holidays require changes to the City's regular curbside collection schedule. 

When to put out your cart

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.

Find Your Garbage and Yard Waste Service Day and Recycling Week

To locate your scheduled service, enter your street address.


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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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.




Customer Care

Lead Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories:
GarbageYard Waste