Public Works

The Fuquay-Varina Public Works Department provides a wide range of municipal services to the residents of Fuquay-Varina. The primary functions of Public Works are:

What can we help you with?

Select a tab below to learn more about our services.

The Town provides weekly curbside garbage collection. Help us provide efficient, safe, and timely service by doing the following:


  • Place your green garbage cart curbside the night before your scheduled service.
  • Only include bagged household garbage in your cart (such as kitchen scraps and small items).


  • Place any of the following items in your garbage cart: recyclables, yard waste, liquids, dirt, masonry, rock, metal, wood, building materials, ashes, loose diapers, loose animal waste, contractor waste, fluorescent light tubes, electronic waste, or hazardous waste.
  • Put cardboard out with your garbage. Cardboard is picked up by the Town on your regular recycling 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.

Garbage collection schedule:

Find your scheduled garbage collection day with our interactive map. When the map loads, expand the Town Information and Development layer group and turn on the Garbage Pickup Streets layer.

Learn more about garbage collection.

What item(s) do you need to dispose?

Review the chart below to see which collection service is right for you.


Disposal service available
Flattened cardboard
Metal cans
Plastics (water, soda, and cleaning bottles; plastic jugs)
Glass bottles
Recycling collection

See a full list of acceptable and unacceptable recycled items here.
Kitchen scraps
Small household trash
Plastic film, packing material or bubble wrap
Pizza boxes
Garbage collection
Grass clippings
Small branches
Large branches
Yard debris collection
Loose leaf piles Loose leaf collection (mid-October to mid-February; outside of this date range, put leaves in yard debris containers).
Yard debris left by landscapers Must be removed by landscaper.
Christmas trees Collected by the town December 26 through January 31. Learn more here.
Treated wood or pallets
Hazardous waste
Construction materials
Fluorescent light tubes
Masonry materials
Not collected by the Town of Fuquay-Varina. Visit Wake County Waste & Recycling for proper disposal of these items.
Contractor waste Must be removed by contractor.
Item too large to fit in the trash cart, but not listed as an item the Town does not collect Bulky item pick-up service
Other electronics
Appliance/Electronic recycling pick-up service ($10)

Electronics can also be dropped off free of charge at the Electronics Recycling Convenience Center located at 820 S. Main Street.