Cary Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Cary trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Cary is in Wake County, North Carolina, with Durham to the north, Greensboro to the west, Fayetteville and Apex to the south, and Raleigh to the east.

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.

Cary Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas (three working days)

See the solid waste schedule for collection changes.

Cary Trash Collection Map

Cary Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Bulky trash such as furniture and gas grills can be collected by appointment. Request collection here or call  311. The fee for bulky trash pickup is $15 for the first item and $8 for each additional item collected during the same trip.

Refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers and similar appliances can be picked up curbside for a fee; request collection here or call 311. Appliances can also be dropped off at the Cary Citizen’s Convenience Center for a fee of $10 per appliance or taken to the Wake County Multi-Material Facility at no charge.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Household hazardous waste should not be disposed of with your ordinary trash and includes:

  • Corrosive products that burn the skin such as oven cleaners, bleach and auto batteries.
  • Reactive wastes that give off toxic gases such as chlorine.
  • Toxic household items including pesticides, herbicides and antifreeze.
  • Ignitable wastes including gasoline, turpentine, motor oil and other flammable materials.
  • Mercury-containing products 

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 Cary and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Cary?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Cary Public Works Department?

Contact 311 or (919) 469-4090

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