Service Schedule

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

Last updated Jul. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Garbage, yard waste, and recycling are collected on the same day of the week (Tuesday through Friday). Garbage and yard waste are collected weekly while recycling is collected every other week. Your recycling schedule is either the "A" week or the "B" week. View our collection schedule below to see when your next recycling week will be.

Don't know your service day or recycling week?
Visit MyRaleigh Services to enter your home address and find your service day and recycling week. Once you determine your service day and recycling week, return to this page to find your service calendar (see Downloadable Recycling Calendars below).

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 7 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.

Collection Schedule

Find your scheduled service days.

Downloadable Service Calendars

Collection calendars for garbage, yard waste, & recycling through June 2015:
Tuesday – A | Tuesday – B
Wednesday – A | Wednesday – B
Thursday – A | Thursday – B
Friday – A | Friday – B

Holiday Collection Schedules

Your normal collection day may shift due to City observed holidays. Holidays that fall on Mondays do not affect any schedules as all residential collection routes run Tuesday-Friday. Christmas is the only holiday that affects collection services in the Central Business District (downtown Raleigh).

Monday, September 1, 2014: Labor Day

  • There is no Monday collection route for residential customers; there will be no schedule change due to Labor Day.
  • There will be no schedule change for business customers.
  • The Yard Waste Center will be closed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Veterans Day

  • There will be no schedule change for any customers due to Veterans Day.
  • The Yard Waste Center will be open.

Thursday, November 27, 2014: Thanksgiving Day

  • The Thursday route will run on Saturday, November 29.
  • Friday customers are not affected by this holiday.
  • There will be no schedule change for downtown business customers.
  • The Yard Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27 but will be open according to the normal schedule the remainder of the week.

Thursday, December 25, 2014: Christmas Day

  • The Thursday route will run on Saturday, December 27.
  • All other routes will run as scheduled.
  • There will be no service in the Commercial Business District for downtown business customers on Thursday, December 25. Service will run as scheduled the remainder of the week.
  • The Yard Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, December 25 but will be open according to the normal schedule the remainder of the week.

Thursday, January 1, 2015: New Year's Day

  • The Thursday route will run on Saturday, January 3.
  • All other routes will run as scheduled.
  • There will be no schedule change for downtown business customers.
  • The Yard Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, January 1 but will be open according to the normal schedule the remainder of the week.

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 919-996-6890.

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