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

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

The City of Wilmington is in North Carolina with Fayetteville to the northwest, Myrtle Beach to the southwest, Jacksonville and New Bern to the northeast, and Florence 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.

Wilmington Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, customers can check their pickup day by:

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 Year’s Day

Holiday pickup schedules will be announced prior to the date. The administrative office is closed on all City-recognized Holidays (New Year’s 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

Wilmington Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky items can be scheduled for pickup at no additional charge. This pickup is done by appointment only. Call the Office of Recycling & Trash Services at 910-341-7875 or submit the form via Cape Fear Public Utility’s website (include all items you have for pickup) to schedule an appointment no later than 4:00 p.m. on the business day before your trash day.  If items are called in or submitted online after 4:00 p.m., the items will be scheduled for the following week. Items should be placed in the right of way only after an appointment is made. 

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Oversized wood
  • Oversized Plastic
  • Metal
  • Furniture
  • Electronic items
  • Yard waste

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Demolition materials

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 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection information and calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Wilmington?

Bulky items can be scheduled for pickup at no additional charge. This pickup is done by appointment only. Call the Office of Recycling & Trash Services at 910-341-7875 or submit the form via Cape Fear Public Utility’s website (include all items you have for pickup) to schedule an appointment no later than 4:00 p.m. on the business day before your trash day.  If items are called in or submitted online after 4:00 p.m., the items will be scheduled for the following week. Items should be placed in the right of way only after an appointment is made. 

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, view the route map or call Recycling & Trash Services at 910-341-7875.

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?

Recycling and Trash Services

235 Operations Center Drive
Wilmington, NC

Phone: 910-341-7875
Submit a form online

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