Garbage and Recycling Containers

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The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services department provides all single family households with a complimentary recycling container and garbage cart. (Residents must use their own permanent container, clear plastic bags or paper biodegradeable bags for yard waste.)  Additional items for purchase include extra recycling bins, recycling carts, recycle bin carriers and garbage carts.

To purchase bins, roll carts, bin carriers and extra garbage carts, please call 919-996-3245. The cost will be added to your next utility bill.

Extra Recycling Carts

The cost to purchase additional carts is $48 for a 65 gallon or $50 for a 95 gallon cart to the address above. Solid Waste Services will deliver the recycling cart to the address specified in the request.

I don't have that much recycling. Is there a smaller cart?
Yes, we understand single residents or smaller families may not need the capacity of the 95 gallon cart (or maybe you're just not a big consumer, great!). You may call and request to switch to a 65 gallon recycling cart AFTER you use the 95 gallon cart through the first holiday period. Call the Customer Support Center at 919-996-3245.

Before you make the call, please do consider that we provide bi-weekly collection, those times around the holidays when extra recyclables are generated, and perhaps the future when we are able to secure markets for even more materials.

Also remember, if you put your cart out only when it is full you can save yourself time as well increase crew efficiencies and reduce GHG emissions as the vehicles will not have as many "stop and goes".

Cart Dimensions ("footprint" of the carts is not very different):


  • 95 Gal: 45.13"H x 28.7"W x 33.73"D
  • 65 Gal: 40.50"H x 26.7"W x 28.11"D


Extra Garbage Cart

Raleigh Solid Waste Services provides each household we serve with one 95-gallon garbage container. For residents who consistently produce more garbage than will fit in the cart there are several options:

  1. Purchase a second garbage cart. Each household may purchase one additional cart for a fee of $50 each.
  2. Ensure that you are recycling all that you can. This will help reduce the amount of garbage you have! Review this list of the items that we accept for recycling.

To purchase an additional roll cart, call 919-996-3245.

Did you know?

Mothballs contain toxic properties that can be harmful and should only be disposed at Wake County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Avoid using them by protecting clothes in closed bags or try cinnamon sticks, bay leaves or whole cloves wrapped in cheesecloth.



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