Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, trash and recycling pickup continues, but bulk pick up is on pause. Beginning March 23, citizens residing in locations with backyard services will need to move their materials to the curb for collection. Public Works is also currently unable to accept any new Curbside Assistance (aka Red Flag) citizens until further notice.

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Sanitation Fee - $19.50 per month 

The Town collects household garbage weekly at the curb on the same day as yard waste collection.

Recycling is collected every other week for all Town of Cary solid waste customers and individually owned multi-family complexes. 

Yard Waste
Yard waste is collected weekly on your regular garbage collection day. Get details on proper yard waste set-out. 

Town-wide Loose Leaf Collection Program


Call 311 or (919) 469-4090
Submit a Request