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Roll With Us! Cary Implements New Curbside Collection Day/Week Changes Next Week for Some

Post Date:11/03/2017 12:53 PM
  • To continue delivering efficient service, the Town of Cary is rebalancing its curbside collection routes.
  • Participating households will begin new collection day and/or recycling week effective Monday, November 6.
  • Citizens can check to see if their address is participating and learn the new collection day/week.



Full Release

Cary, NC – Committed to providing exceptional solid waste services, the Town of Cary will implement a schedule change to its curbside collection effective Monday, November 6. Rebalancing the routes affects about half of Cary’s curbside collection customers, shifting all solid waste services from Tuesday-Friday to Monday-Thursday. It continues collecting recycling at the curb every other week on a blue/yellow week schedule. Changes to the curbside collection will impact some citizen’s collection day and/or recycling week. Yard waste will continue to be collected at the same time as garbage collection. Cary’s last route rebalance occurred in 2013, with just several thousands of citizens changing collection day/week.

Citizens participating in this current rebalance have directly received communications from the Town of Cary since September, including multiple mailings to their address, and most recently tags on their trash carts this week. The Town has shared information on the route rebalance since July as part of its monthly newsletter to all utility customers, on its website,, and across its social media platforms.

“This re-route makes our routes more equitable, which ensures our citizens receive the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective curbside service,” said Scott Hecht, Public Works Director. “The success of our waste management is made possible by citizen participation and we appreciate their support in this transition.” Hecht added that because of the timing, there will be no secondary change to collection due to the Veterans Day holiday as regular collection in Cary will no longer occur on Fridays.

As always with Cary’s curbside collection, trash, recycling and yard waste should be placed at the curb – not in the street or on the sidewalk – by 7 a.m. on collection day and safely away from fire hydrants, light poles and mailboxes. Set the cart at the curb with the arrows pointing to the street as indicated on the lid. Emptied carts should be removed from the curb no later than 6 a.m. the next day. Trash, yard waste and recycling can always be taken to the Citizen’s Convenience Center, 313 N. Dixon Avenue, open daily.  

To learn more about Cary’s curbside collection program and the new schedule starting November 6, visit or call (919) 469-4090.




Primary Contacts

Scott Hecht, Public Works Director, (919) 469-4093

Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240



Route Rebalancing

Curbside Route Rebalance Map

Curbside Collection


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