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Burlington Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Burlington trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Burlington is in North Carolina with Danville, VA to the north, Durham and Chapel Hill to the east, Greensboro and Winston-Salem to the west, and Sanford to the south.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Burlington Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, click here to enter your address into the sanitation collection interactive map.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

New Year’s Day

  • MON route will be collected TUES (1/3)
  • TUES route will be collected WED (1/4)
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • MON route will be collected on TUES – 1/17
  • TUES route will be collected on WED – 1/18
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Easter

  • MON route will be collected on TUES – 4/11
  • TUES route will be collected on WED – 4/12
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Memorial Day

  • MON route will be collected on TUES – 5/30
  • TUES route will be collected on WED – 5/31
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Independence Day

  • MON route will remain normal
  • TUES route will be collected on WED – 7/5
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Labor Day

  • MON route will be collected on TUES – 9/5
  • TUES route will be collected on WED – 9/6
  • THURS & FRI routes will remain normal

Burlington Trash Collection Map

Burlington Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulk trash is picked up free of charge to all Burlington residents all year round as of January 1, 2021.

Bulk trash/limbs are collected on a convenience schedule (not guaranteed same-day pickup) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by specially equipped vehicles. Place the items at the curb by 7 a.m. on your trash collection day.

For questions or concerns please call 336-222-5111 or email [email protected].

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture,
  • Mattresses
  • Rolled carpet/padding
  • Appliances
  • Metals
  • Bulk limbs
  • Yards waste

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Items that are too large to fit into the collection vehicle 
  • Building materials and lumber in excess of two 32-gallon containers
  • Logs and stumps
  • Closed containers (such as oil drums)
  • Automobile parts
  • Scrap Tires
  • Ammunition
  • E-Waste(Computer Equipment, Televisions, etc)
  • Wooden Pallets
  • Hazardous/Liquid Waste
  • Used Oil/ Used Oil Filters/ Antifreeze
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Fluorescent Lights/ Mercury Thermostats
  • Beverage Containers from ABC permit holders
  • Regulated Medical Waste
  • Oyster Shells

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Burlington and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar.

Please see the city’s recycling page for more information on what items you can recycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Burlington?

Bulk trash/limbs are collected on a convenience schedule (not guaranteed same-day pickup) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by specially equipped vehicles. Place the items at the curb by 7 a.m. on your trash collection day (free of charge).

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the interactive map of garbage and recycling pickup.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Burlington Solid Waste Department?

(336) 222-5111 (Garbage)
(336) 229-0525 (Recycling)

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Burlington trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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