Recycle or Dispose Of

Complete List of Items accepted for collection

For information on how to dispose of garbage, recycling, carpet, furniture, appliances, remodeling material and many other items please CLICK HERE for a complete list of items that will be accepted for collection.

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

The City provides garbage, yard waste, furniture and bulky item collection once a week. Recycling collection occurs every other week. To find out your garbage/yard waste and recycling pick-up day, click here and enter your address. 

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, furniture and bulky item collection will occur on ALL holidays EXCEPT Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For those two holidays, collection will occur on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week.  In the event of a missed pickup (not due to a holiday or posted delay), please call the Public Works Department at (704) 920-4200 within 24-hours. 

Click here to view this year’s recycling calendar. 

Recycling reminders and additional information can be found here. 

Information on yard waste and loose leaf collection can be found here.   

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site

The City of Kannapolis does NOT collect televisions and other electronics from the curb. Please DO NOT place televisions or other electronic items in your garbage or recycling containers, at the curb or in nearby ditches. 

Public Works accepts televisions, microwaves, computer equipment and other electronics to be dropped off for recycling.  Electronics can by dropped off at 1401 Bethpage Road.  Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and on Fridays by appointment only. Please call 704-920-4200 to schedule an appointment on Fridays to drop-off oversized/bulky electronics.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Residents should use the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste facility to dispose of waste oil, paint, car batteries, fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, and many other materials that are not collected by the City.  For a complete list of accepted items and more information, contact the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste facility at (704) 920-3278.   

If you have any additional questions call 704-920-4200.   

Commercial Garbage and Recycling Collection

The City of Kannapolis also offers garbage and recycling to businesses. This Informational Brochure offers more information. If your business is interested – fill out the convenient online application.  

The online application will calculate the cost of the service based on your individual business needs.  If you have any additional questions call 704-920-4200.

Medication Drop Off Site

Unused medicine is a threat to both public health and the environment. Medicines that are flushed down the drain or that leach from landfills eventually end up in our waterways. Don't keep unused medicines lying around, but also remember not to flush medicines or put them in the trash. To prevent prescription and over-the-counter medications from getting into our waterways or into the hands of children, please drop off medications in the drop box located in the lobby of the Kannapolis Police Department at 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, N.C. 28081.