Garbage and Recycling Containers
The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services department provides all single family households with a complimentary recycling container and garbage cart. (Residents must use their own permanent container, clear plastic bags or paper biodegradeable bags for yard waste.) Additional items for purchase include extra recycling bins, recycling carts, recycle bin carriers and garbage carts.
To purchase bins, roll carts, bin carriers and extra garbage carts by phone using Visa or MasterCard, call 919-996-6890.
To purchase any items by mail, send a check for the correct amount listed in the sections below to this mailing address:
City of Raleigh Revenue Services 26
P.O. box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602-0590
You may also pay for any recyclable item in person from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at:
Avery C. Upchurch Municipal Complex
222 West Hargett Street, 1st floor
Revenue Services lobby
Once paid for, arrangements will be made for the item to be delivered to your address.
Extra Recycling Carts
Raleigh Recycling provides each single family or town home with one 95 or 65 gallon sized roll cart to participate in the recycling program. The recycling program is transitioning from the small 18 gallon recycling bins to the 95 gallon roll carts. You may only get a roll cart if your neighborhood has been transitioned over.
To purchase an additional roll cart by mail, send a check for $42 for a 65 gallon or $48 for a 95 gallon cart to the address above. Be sure to include a note stating that you wish to buy a recycling cart and the size (65 or 95 gallon). Include your name, phone number and the address where you would like the recycling cart delivered. Once payment has been received, Solid Waste Services will deliver the recycling cart to the address specified in the request.News on Raleigh Recycling Program
Extra Garbage Cart
Each household receives one 96-gallon container from Solid Waste Services to use for garbage. For residents who consistently produce more garbage than will fit in the cart there are several options:
- If you are not participating in Raleigh recycling program, call 919-996-6890 to get a recycling container!
- Ensure that you are recycling all of the items that we accept.
- Purchase a second garbage cart. Each household may purchase one additional cart for a fee of $40 each.
To purchase an additional roll cart by mail, send a check for the correct amount to the address above.
Be sure to include a note stating that you wish to buy a garbage cart. Include your name, phone number and the address where you would like the cart delivered. Once payment has been received, Solid Waste Services will deliver the garbage cart to the address specified in the request.
Did you know?
Mothballs contain toxic properties that can be harmful and should only be disposed at Wake County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Avoid using them by protecting clothes in closed bags or try cinnamon sticks, bay leaves or whole cloves wrapped in cheesecloth.