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

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

The City of Charlotte is in North Carolina with Wiston-Salem and Kannapolis to the northeast, Gastonia to the west, and Fayetteville to the east, Rock Hill 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.

Charlotte Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed trash pickup holidays.

  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas – Sunday, Dec. 25
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 16

We collect garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste on all holidays except for the following listed below. During observed holiday weeks, all collection services will operate on a one-day delay with Friday customers receiving service on Saturday.

Charlotte Trash Collection Map

Charlotte Trash pickup schedule map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Items such as household furnishings, appliances, mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment and similar items too large to be placed in the garbage rollout cart and not eligible for recycling or yard waste collection are considered bulky waste and must be scheduled for collection.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Garbage Pickup

-Bags of Garbage only collectible as bulky item if part of move in, move out, or large cleanup.

-Cut/break Curtain Rods into small pieces and place in rollout container. Place Curtain Rods in rollout.

-Cut/break Fluorescent light into small pieces and place in rollout container.

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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte?

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 Charlotte Public Works Department?

Call CharMeck311 or 704.336.7600

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