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Trash & Recycling

The Town of Knightdale partners with GFL Environmental (formerly Waste Industries) for our Trash and Recycling Pickup and Knightdale is served by the Garner Branch.  The fee for this service is included in your monthly City of Raleigh water bill.

All household garbage should be bagged, and the bags placed within the rolling GFL trash cart to ensure proper service. All recyclables should be placed loose within the rolling GFL recycle cart to ensure proper service.  See this flyer regarding acceptable recyclable materials.

Please place your collection containers at the curb the night before your scheduled pick-up day to ensure you get serviced.

Roll-out containers must be removed from the curb the night after trash/recycling is collected (either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your location within the Town). 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.

Please call Public Works at 919-217-2250 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
  • Report issues with your service


For 2024 the holidays that will affect Town residents will be:

New Year's Day (January 1)          Memorial Day (May 27)          Labor Day (September 2)          Christmas (December 25)

During these weeks, trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for all residents

Independence Day (July 4)          Thanksgiving (November 28)

For these two holidays, only Thursday residents will be affected. They will be serviced on Friday during those weeks.  Trash for Wednesday residents will be picked up as scheduled.


 Please refer to the images below to find your scheduled pickup day:

WEDNESDAY                                                                    THURSDAY

Gfl Changes August 2021                                                                       Thursday Pick-ups          

Construction Debris

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.