City announces holiday garbage collection schedule

CHARLOTTE –Solid Waste Services will not collect garbage, recyclables, yard waste or bulky items on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25.

Residents who normally receive service on Thursdays will receive service on Friday, Nov. 26. Residents who normally receive service on Fridays will receive service on Nov. 27.

With autumn in full swing, residents are reminded to properly prepare leaves and other yard waste for collection. A few tips include:

• Place leaves in untied plastic bags or uncovered trashcans (not city-issued rollout carts)

• Cut limbs, logs and brush to no more than 5 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter

• Separate yard waste into piles small enough for one person to handle.

After items are properly prepared, residents should place them curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on their scheduled collection day. For more information, call 311 or visit

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