Garbage Collection Service

Image of Waste Management PickupThe Town provides weekly curbside garbage collection to approximately 8,300 residential accounts and twice a week service to more than 220 commercial accounts. At the Town's current growth rate, approximately 1.5 new customers sign up for garbage/recycle service every day of the year. Rear loading vehicles are used to collect garbage from 95-gallon capacity roll-out carts which are provided to residents at no cost.

Commercial Garbage Collection

Commercial garbage pick-up is provided on Monday and Thursday.

Residential Garbage Collection

Residential accounts are assigned a garbage collection day based on where they live. To find your scheduled garbage and recycling day, please click here. You will need to know your Subdivision and/or Street name. The schedule includes loose leaf service as well. Recycling is done every other Wednesday. Cross-reference the Recycling and Loose Leaf Calendar to get your exact date for Recycling Collection and week for Loose Leaf Collection.

Please help us provide efficient, safe and timely service to all customers by doing the following:

  • On your scheduled pick-up day, please place your garbage cart curbside no later than 5 a.m. the day of your pick-up
  • For your convenience, you may also place your cart curbside after 7:00 p.m. on the evening before your collection day.
  • Do not leave cart out after 7:00 p.m. on the day of pick-up.
  • Do not put any markings on the outside on the garbage cart.
  • Do not place yard debris into garbage or recycle cart. Yard debris and recycling is picked-up separately. See Yard Debris Collection Services.
  • Do not put any loose diapers or loose animal waste into the garbage cart. These items must be bagged.
  • Do not put cardboard out with your garbage. Cardboardis picked up by the Town on your regular recycle day. Boxes are to be broken down and placed beside your recycle cart at the curb for pick-up. Cardboard pick-up service is only available for residential accounts. We do not provide cardboard recycle service for commercial accounts.
  • For cart repairs or replacements call (919) 753-1027.

Holiday Garbage Collection

If Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on a weekday, it will affect your garbage collection pick-up day. Your garbage will be picked up the day before or after the normally scheduled day. Residents will receive prior notification of schedule changes on our website and in our newsletter Focus on Fuquay-Varina and Public Works News.

Garbage collection is NOT affected on any holiday other than Thanksgiving and Christmas. For all other holidays during the year, please place your garbage cart curbside following the above procedures and it will be collected on your normal day.

Special Services:

Appliance Collection Service

Call the Public Works Department at (919) 753-1027 to schedule curbside pick-up of an appliance. Items are picked-up on Monday. The fee for this service is $10 and must be paid in advance at Town Hall in the Public Works Department located at 401 Old Honeycutt Road.

Construction Material and Hazardous Waste Material Collection

The Town does not collect construction materials, demolition materials or hazardous waste materials.

There are several landfills in Wake County that will accept this type of debris. You can contact South Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility in Apex at 919-387-4312 or North Wake Landfill & Recycling Center in Raleigh at 919-870-4006 or the South Wake Landfill at 919-303-0867. You can also go to Wake County's government website for your options.

Furniture and Bulky Items Collection Service

For disposal of large household items such as furniture that can't be handled as part of the weekly garbage pick-up, residents should call the Public Works Department at 919-753-1027 to request pick-up. Items are normally picked-up on Monday and must be scheduled for pick-up. There is no fee for this service.

Loose Leaf Collection Service

Click here for information on loose leaf collection procedures.

Recycling Collection Service

Click here for information on recycling collection procedures.

Yard Debris Collection Service

Click here for information on yard debris collection procedures.

Electronic Waste Collection Service

Click here for information on electronic waste collection procedures.