Solid Waste Services moves to bring garbage and recycling collection services in-house in july 2023
Beginning the week of July 3-7, 2023, the City of Concord will no longer contract residential garbage and recycling collection. The collection calendar will shift to a 4 day week, with all collections taking place Monday - Thursday. As many residents will have a change in collection day or their recycle/bulky waste week, click here to search your address for anticipated changes.
Throughout the month of June, residents may see red and white city trucks collecting waste in their neighborhoods. This is being done as a training tool for small portions of the current route. The changes in collection days will not take place until the week of July 3-7, 2023.
We are making this change to provide residents with the professional, responsive, and reliable customer service they expect and deserve.
If you have not done so already, please visit concordnc.gov/whatsmyday or download the CARTology mobile app to sign up for service alerts and other solid waste notifications.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste must be placed in compostable, brown paper bags or individually-owned containers that are clearly marked "yard waste." Tree limbs and limb piles may continue to be placed loosely at the curb for collection.
Where residents can purchase yard waste bags:
Brown/paper lawn bags can be purchased at local discount, hardware and home improvement stores (such as Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.), and many online retailers.
Use of Personal Containers:
If interested, the purchase and use of a container is at the expense of the resident: it must follow current guidelines of 44 gallons or less, with 2 handles, and clearly marked for Yard Waste. Containers will be returned to the curb after collection. If the City damages or accidentally takes an individual cart, the request will go through the Risk Management claim process. City will be responsible for damages, replacement, or reimbursement if determined at fault.
- Residents are not required to collect or bag loose yard waste
- No limits on the number of brown paper bags/containers set out for disposal
- No impact on weekly limb collection or seasonal Loose Leaf collection.
- Green, plastic biodegradable bags are NOT accepted by our Yard Waste processor.