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

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

The City of Raleigh is in Wake County, North Carolina with Durham to the north, Fayetteville to the south, Charlotte to the west.

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.

Raleigh Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://raleighnc.gov/trash-recycling-and-clean/collection-schedules-garbage-recycling-and-yard-waste#paragraph–343486

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Some holidays require changes to the City’s regular curbside collection schedule. Check your recycling and yard waste calendar here using our interactive tool to learn how the holidays may affect your service. Collection schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For the most up-to-date, last-minute schedule alerts, follow the City of Raleigh on Twitter.

Raleigh Trash Collection Map

Raleigh Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://raleighnc.gov/trash-recycling-and-clean/special-garbage-collection

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Lawn mowers and lawn appliances
  • Household items (pots and pans)
  • Bicycles (no tires) 
  • Bedframes
  • Grills
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Furniture (couches, love seats, recliners, etc.)
  • Damaged televisions with broken screens 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Cardboard boxes (except boxes properly prepared and placed in your recycle cart)
  • Tires (including bicycle tires) 
  • Car parts (bumpers, car doors, etc.)
  • Construction, demolition, and/or remodeling debris, including but not limited to toilets, sinks, mirrors, windows, flooring, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, etc. 
  • Windows, shower doors, table tops, or mirrors 
  • Tree limbs larger than 5 feet long or 6 inches in diameter
  • Tree stumps
  • Loose leaves
  • Contractor materials (sheetrock, concrete, brick, pallets, stone, etc.)
  • Treated lumber or wood 

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 Raleigh 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://raleighnc.gov/recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Raleigh?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://raleighnc.gov/trash-recycling-and-clean/special-garbage-collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://raleighnc.gov/trash-recycling-and-clean/collection-schedules-garbage-recycling-and-yard-waste#paragraph–343486

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 Raleigh Public Works Department?

[email protected]


222 W. Hargett St. 

Raleigh, NC 27601

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