We’re here to help you find the Wilmington trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.
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.
Wilmington Trash Collection Calendar 2023
For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/public-services/recycling-trash/trash/trash-routes
Trash Pick Up Holidays
Here you can see the city-observed holidays.
The Recycling & Trash Services Office does not collect items on:
- 4th of July
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- New Years Day.
Holiday pickup schedules will be announced prior to the date. The administrative office is closed on all City-recognized Holidays (New Years Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Good Friday; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veterans’ Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day)
Wilmington Trash Collection Map
Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023
To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/public-services/recycling-trash/trash
Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup
Oversized wood, plastic, metal, furniture and electronic items that will not fit in a trash cart are considered Bulky Items and can be scheduled for pickup at no additional charge. This pickup is done by appointment only.
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 Wilmington 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.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/public-services/recycling-trash/recycling
Frequently Asked Questions
When is bulk pickup in Wilmington?
To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/public-services/recycling-trash/trash
What day is trash pickup?
To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/public-services/recycling-trash/trash/trash-routes
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 Wilmington Public Works Department?
Did we miss anything?
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