2024 Updates: Next Holiday is Good Friday on Friday March 29th

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

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

The City of Gastonia is in North Carolina with Cornelius and Kannapolis to the northeast, Charlotte to the east, Shelby to the west, Greenville to the southwest, and Asheville to the northwest.

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.

Gastonia Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, enter your service address here.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Martin Luther King Jr. DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Monday routes will be collected the following day, Tuesday, January 17, 2024
The week of March 20-24 2024 FREE EXCESS TRASH COLLECTION WEEK:  Excess household trash will be collected at no charge only on the residents regularly scheduled garbage collection day. (Fees will apply to tires, electronics, and/or appliances collection.)
Good FridayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Friday routes will be collected the following Monday, April 10, 2024.
Memorial DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Monday routes will be collected the following day, Tuesday, May 30, 2024.
Independence Day CLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Tuesday routes will be collected the following day, Wednesday, July 5, 2024.
Labor DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Monday routes will be collected the following day, Tuesday, September 5, 2024.
The week of September18-22, 2024FREE EXCESS TRASH COLLECTION WEEK:  Excess household trash will be collected at no charge only on the residents regularly scheduled garbage collection day. (Fees will apply to tires, electronics, and/or appliances collection.)
 October 17, 2024LEAF SEASON: Residential leaf vacuuming will begin curbside. Please rake your leaves to the curb and leave unbagged and out of storm drains and gutter lines for leaf vacuuming. Please place yard waste debris separately from leaf piles for collection. 
Veterans DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day.  Friday routes will be collected on Monday, November 13, 2024.
Thanksgiving DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Thursday routes will be collected the following day, Friday, November 24, 2024.
November 24, 2024CLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Friday routes will be collected the following Monday, November 27, 2024.
Christmas DayCLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Both Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, December 27, 2024.
December 26, 2024CLOSED: Residential garbage collection will be delayed by one business day. Both Monday and Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday, December 27, 2024.

Gastonia Trash Collection Map

Gastonia Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulk items are collected on the same day as your household trash collection.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Tires will be collected for a fee of $5 off rim / $8 on rim
  • All glass needs to be unbroken and have duct tape with an “X” mark from corner to corner.
  • Please bag smaller items such as clothing and debris
  • Bag all sheetrock/insulation
  • Floor covering needs to be cut to 4-foot lengths, rolled & tied

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

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

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Take your recyclables to the city’s new drop-off Recycling & Resource Center located at 3175 Duke Street in Gastonia. This new drop-off center is the result of a partnership between the City of Gastonia and Gaston County to offer more user-friendly options for recyclers.

The new center is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and accepts plastic, cardboard, glass, paper, steel and aluminum cans. For more information, please call 704-922-7729.

Need a list of items that can be recycled? Click here

You can also take your recyclables to the Farmers Market located at 410 E. Long Avenue in Gastonia.

Other recycling centers located in Gaston County are listed below.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday 

  • Crowders Creek – 1120 CP Groves Road, Gastonia
  • Hardin – 3155 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas 
  • New Hope – 235 Lake Wylie Road, Belmont
  • Riverbend – 146 Mountain Island Road, Mount Holly
  • Tryon – 2755 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Gastonia?

For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, you may visit this link and click the “wizard” tab.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash collection schedule.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Gastonia Customer Service?

Phone: 704-866-6774 (between 8:00 am-4:00 pm)

Email: [email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Gastonia 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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