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 a damaged roll-out trash or recycling cart
  • Report a missed trash or recycling pick-up

Household Trash

Knightdale is served by the Garner Branch Waste Industries facility.

All household garbage should be bagged, and the bags placed within the rolling 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.

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. 

Recycling

If your trash or recycling has not been picked up on the correct day, please contact us at 919-217-2212. To request a recycling bin, call Waste Industries at 919-662-7100 or sign up online. Thanks!

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.

 Acceptable Items

  • 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
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • 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. 

Unacceptable Items

Waste Industries 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 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Yogurt cups 

Waste Industries Holiday Schedule Calendar Please not that the schedule is for the Garner Branch, which includes Knightdale.

 

Large Bulk Items

Residents who need large bulk items collected (white goods, furniture, etc.) should contact the Town’s sanitation provider, Waste Industries, 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 
  • Refrigerators 
  • Large TVs 
  • Mattresses 
  • Couches 
  • Love Seats 
  • Chairs 
  • Dressers 
  • Other Furniture 

Items Prohibited by Waste Industries 

  • Car tires 
  • Car batteries 
  • Construction debris 
  • Flammable liquids 
  • Liquid paints 
  • Antifreeze 
  • Motor oils 
  • Cooking oils 
  • Other oils 
  • Propane Tanks 
  • Any material classified as hazardous waste