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

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

The City of Durham is in North Carolina with Greensboro to the west, Raleigh, Cary, and Apex to the southeast, and Chapel Hill to the southwest.

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.

Durham Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit: https://www.durhamnc.gov/3025/Find-Collection-Day-Holiday-Schedule-Cal

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Thanksgiving Day Thursday – November 23, 2023

The city of Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24.

Curbside collections for Thursday garbage, Red Thursday recycling and Thursday yard waste customers will be delayed to Friday, Nov. 25. Friday yard waste routes will be delayed to Monday, Nov. 28.

The city’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 26. The facilities will operate on their normal schedules on Friday, Nov. 25.

Durham Trash Collection Map

Durham trash pickup schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.durhamnc.gov/3025/Find-Collection-Day-Holiday-Schedule-Cal

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup



-Outdoor items

-Household items

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

-Air Conditioners

-Brush branches

-Car parts


-Construction Debris


-Electronic waste


-Leaves / Yard waste

-Television sets


-Wood / Lumber / Pallets

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 Durham 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: https://www.durhamnc.gov/862/Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Durham?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.durhamnc.gov/3025/Find-Collection-Day-Holiday-Schedule-Cal

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.durhamnc.gov/3025/Find-Collection-Day-Holiday-Schedule-Cal

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Durham Public Works Department?

If for any reason you are unable to locate your service address, call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 for additional assistance. 

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