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Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedules

DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, WE WILL OPERATE ON A ONE-DAY DELAY FOR GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION (e.g. if your carts are typically emptied on Thursday, they will be emptied on Friday, December 26 and January 2, 2015).

Residents are to use a black 96-gallon cart for garbage and a red 96-gallon cart for recycling.

Zone map for PW pageSWTues.jpg

This map shows the collection schedule by zone; click image to see full-sized map. 
Orange = Monday
Dark blue = Tuesday
Purple = Wednesday
Turquoise = Thursday

here for an alphabetical listing of collection days by street.

Garbage is collected weekly, and recycling is collected every other week.

Below please find some frequently asked questions and answers. 

For more information, 
please call Customer Service at Republic Waste Services: 704-393-6900.


  • Garbage and yard waste will be collected every week
  • The 96-gallon recycle cart will be collected every other week
  • Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will be collected on a 4-day schedule, Monday through Thursday.  Please look at the attached map to determine your collection day. (For example, Wednesday is collection day for the River Run neighborhood -- garbage and yard waste can be set out every Wednesday, and recyclables set out every other Wednesday.)
  • The town is no longer collecting appliances.  These should be hauled to the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center on Hwy 21 (Statesville Rd) in Huntersville.

Why did the town decide on this schedule?
Bi-Weekly Recycle Cart:  The waste collection industry is moving toward automated collection of recyclables.  As other municipalities have converted from 18-gallon recycle bins to 96-gallon recycle carts, recycling participation has universally increased.   In 2011, Davidson’s recycle participation rate was 13% of the total waste tonnage produced.  We have set a goal of 20% for 2015, and see this change as an essential part of that effort.  Here’s what can be recycled.

4-Day Collection Route:  The town’s waste vendor, Republic Waste Services, has equipment operating in town 4 days each week.  This will allow us to better rectify any missed collections or customer requests.

What if I lose track of which week is recycle pick-up week? 

Here is the schedule:


What if my pick-up day falls on a holiday? 

Republic Waste Services will operate on a one-day delay for most holidays. Click here for the 2014 holiday schedule.  Click here for the 2015 holiday schedule.