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2022 Garbage and Recycling Schedules and Information

by | Dec 30, 2021

The 2022 Garbage and Recycling Calendar.


  • Garbage and yard waste will be collected every week.
  • Residents are to use a black 96-gallon cart for garbage and a red 96-gallon cart for recycling.
  • The 96-gallon recycle cart will be emptied every other week.
  • Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will be collected on a four-day schedule, Monday through Thursday. Please look at the map below to determine your collection day. (For example, Wednesday is collection day for the River Run neighborhood — garbage and yard waste can be set out every Wednesday, and recyclables set out every other Wednesday.)
  • HOLIDAYS: According to Waste Pro, 2022 holidays which will impact trash and recycling collection are: New Year’s, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Holidays falling on a weekend do NOT impact the collection schedule.
  • The town does not collect appliances. These should be hauled to the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center on Hwy 21 at 12300 N. Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.


This map shows the collection schedule by zone. Download PDF of map.

  • Orange = Monday
  • Dark blue = Tuesday
  • Purple = Wednesday
  • Turquoise = Thursday

View and download an alphabetical listing of collection days by street (PDF).

Bulk Waste

Bulk waste is defined as “Furniture or other items where large size precludes or complicates handling by normal solid waste collection, procession, or disposal methods.”

This may include swing sets, bicycles (without tires), scrap metal, copper, and other similar items. The town is no longer collecting “white goods” such as refrigerators, stoves and ranges, water heaters, or freezers. Citizens can take these items to the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center located off Highway 21 in Huntersville. This center also accepts hazardous waste and batteries. Check their website for details on what they do and do not accept.
Mecklenburg County released fees and information for their solid waste disposal and recycling convenience centers.

Waste Pro will collect residential trash once each week on a schedule, including but not limited to, bulk items, boxes, items of furniture, and couches. Each residence shall be limited to a maximum of four cubic yards of uncompacted trash per pick up under the town’s contract.

The pick-up should be on the same day of the week as the regular garbage pick-up for each location. The pick-up should be scheduled in advance by calling Waste Pro Customer Service at 980-255-3800.

Yard Waste

For more information about yard waste, please click here.

Household Hazardous Waste

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