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Garbage Service
Garbage is defined as refuse primarily generated from the kitchen and is treated differently than yard waste or recycling during the collection process.
  • Trash, recycling, and yard waste should be gathered and placed at the curb separately: garbage (green roll out cart), recycling (blue cart with green lid).
  • All garbage material should be placed in plastic bags before being placed in the green rollout cart provided to by the City.
The City Of Salisbury collects garbage weekly at the curb on the same day as yard waste and recycling collection. The City provides roll out carts for household garbage that should be rolled to the curb each week. Rear loader trucks are used to pick up residential garbage.
  • Each resident is issued one cart at no charge. 
  • A $60 replacement fee is charged for carts that are lost,
    stolen or damaged beyond repair. 
  • Roll out carts should remain at the residence if you move.
The City also provides commercial garbage service to the Downtown business area via the City's commercial garbage truck. 
  • Businesses are allowed up to, but not more than three roll out containers.
  • If a business requires trash pickup in addition to the maximum number of containers a dumpster of four yards or more is required.
Helpful Hints
  • Carts should be rolled to the curb by 7:00 a.m. and rolled away from the curb by midnight on collection days.
  • Place your roll out on the curb, away from obstructions and not in the street.
  • Turn your roll out handle to the street for pickup and crews will turn it facing away from the street after it has been emptied. 
Prohibited Items
The following items cannot be picked up by the Solid Waste Division:
  • Tires, Rims, Batteries, Vehicle Parts.
  • Building materials, including paint, bricks, concrete, lumber, shingles, carpet and
    carpet padding.
The city does conduct an annual citywide clean up, usually in the spring.  During this time, tires (with no rims) and white goods (refrigerators, freezers, stoves, hot water heaters, air conditioners and washer and dryers) are collected.

 Contact Information

Solid Waste Division (Sanitation)
303 W. Franklin
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
(704) 638-5256

Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Solid Waste Supervisor
Danny Rogers