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City of Charlotte releases holiday trash collection schedule


The holidays generate tons of waste and Solid Waste Services is ready to collect.  To ensure items are collected on schedule, Charlotte residents are reminded of the following:

  • Collection services will not be provided on Christmas Day.  Curb It! services – residential garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items – will not be provided on Tuesday, December 25.  Collection services will operate on a one-day delay with Friday residents being serviced on Saturday, December 29. Collection services will be provided on New Year's Day, January 1.
  • Bag extra garbage.  Extra garbage outside the rollout cart will be collected until January 1.  Extra garbage must be bagged and placed beside (not on top) of the garbage cart.  
  • Properly prepare Christmas trees for collection.  Beginning January 2, Solid Waste Services will collect natural Christmas trees as yard waste.  Artificial trees should be scheduled for bulky item collection.  To schedule a bulky item collection, call 311 (704.336.7600) or schedule online at  Before placing trees at the curb, all decorations must be removed.  Residents living in multi-family communities on the City's multi-family contract can call 311 to schedule Christmas tree collection.
  • Place items curbside.  Collection items must be placed at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.  Please do not block the sidewalk with collection items.
  • Recycle.  Residents are encouraged to recycle, including gift wrap and cardboard.  For a list of items accepted in the Recycle It! program and tips on how to properly prepare recyclables, call 311 or visit

For more information on all Curb It! services, visit or call 311. 

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