Trash, Recycling, and Bulk Items Pickup
Please call Town Hall at 919-217-2212 for the following:
- Set up a new solid waste collection service
- Report damaged roll-out trash or recycling cart
- Report a missed trash or recycling pick-up
You can find the Trash and Recycling Holiday Schedule Calendar for days your trash and recycling will be picked up. Please note that the schedule is for the Garner Branch, which includes Knightdale.
Knightdale is served by the Garner Branch Waste Industries facility.
All household garbage should be bagged, and the bags placed within the rolling GFL or Waste Industries trash cart to ensure proper service. Trash is collected every Tuesday morning, so please place your collection containers at the curb Monday night to ensure pick-up.
Roll-out containers must be removed from the curb the night after trash/recycling is collected (usually on Tuesdays). They may be placed at the curb no earlier than noon the day before. Violators may be fined $20 for each incident.
Construction Demolition or debris is not accepted.
Please don't leave bags on top of or around your cart. Also, please keep the containers at least three feet away from utilities, storm drains, mailboxes, etc. especially during or after severe weather.
If your trash or recycling has not been picked up on the correct day, please contact Knightdale Customer Service at 919-217-2200. To request a recycling bin, call Waste Industries/GFL at 919-662-7100.
Recycling is collected at the curb every Tuesday. Roll-out containers must be removed from the curb the night after trash/recycling is collected (usually on Tuesdays). They may be placed at the curb no earlier than noon the day before. Violators may be fined $20 for each incident.
- Aluminum beverage cans
- Aluminum foil (no food residue)
- Cereal boxes and other paperboard
- Corrugated cardboard
- Glass (green, brown and clear)
- Juice boxes
- Junk mail and catalogs
- Paper milk cartons
- Plastic bottles (Numbered 1-5)
- Shoe boxes and other paperboard
- Six-pack rings
- Steel food cans
- White paper
*Please keep paper dry. Also, please rinse recyclable items that may contain food residue.
Waste Industries/GFL will not accept the following items for curbside recycling:
- Frozen food trays
- Margarine containers
- Pizza boxes
- Plastic bags
- Plastic wrap
- Stamps and stickers in junk mail
- Yogurt cups
Construction Debris is not collected by the Town in any fashion. All construction demolition or debris must be handled by third party contractors. Do not locate construction debris dumpsters or roll-offs on Town Streets, they must be inside the perimeter of the job site area.
Large Bulk Items
Residents who need large bulk items collected (white goods, furniture, etc.) should contact the Town’s sanitation provider, Waste Industries/GFL, any time. The cost is $15 per item, and residents will deal directly with the company. Anyone interested in the collection should call 919-662-7100 a week in advance to schedule pick-up. Residents will be billed directly.
Items Collected by Waste Industries
- Large appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers
- freezers, and dishwashers
- Air Conditioning Unit
- Large TVs
- Love Seats
- Other Furniture
Items Prohibited by Waste Industries
- Car tires
- Car batteries
- Construction debris
- Flammable liquids
- Liquid paints
- Motor oils
- Cooking oils
- Other oils
- Propane Tanks
- Any material classified as hazardous waste