The City provides recycling collection every other week. To find out your recycling pick-up day, click here and enter your address.

Recycling 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 to include a Saturday pick up. 

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.


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.

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site

The City of Kannapolis and its contracted carrier Waste Management do not collect televisions or other electronics. Please DO NOT place televisions or other electronic items in your garbage and/or recycling containers, at the curb or in nearby ditches.

The Public Works Operation Center accepts televisions, computer equipment and other electronics to be dropped off for recycling. 

Electronics can by dropped off at 1401 Bethpage Road Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Public Works staff rearranges e-waste deposited at the site each morning at 7:00 a.m. Monday-Friday (except on holidays observed by the City).  

Recycling Reminders

  • Recycling should be placed in your 96-gallon rollout carts with the YELLOW lid.  


  • To request a 2nd recycling cart, please call the Public Works Department at (704) 920-4200.

  • Put your recycling rollout container at the curb the night before your collection day and remove empty rollout containers from the curb no later than 7 a.m. the day after collection day. 

What CAN be recycled?

Please recycle the following Items:

  • Empty aerosol cans

  • All plastics 1-7 (No Styrofoam, wrapping paper or grocery bags. Recycle grocery bags at your local grocery store.)

  • Wide-mouth plastic containers and lids

  • Rigid plastic containers and small, hard plastic toys

  • Milk and juice cartons, juice boxes

  • Aluminum cans

  • Metal food cans and lids

  • Cereal and food boxes

  • Cardboard boxes flattened cardboard

  • Mixed paper, newspapers, and junk mail

  • Paperback books

  • Magazines and phone books

  • Spiral paper cans (with plastic lids detached)

What CAN NOT be recycled?

  • Electronics (the City offers a drop-off site for electronics recycling at 1401 Bethpage Road)

  • Aluminum foil, cling wrap or shrink wrap

  • Batteries

  • Ceramics

  • Clothing

  • Garbage

  • Light Bulbs

  • Paperp

  • Pizza boxes

  • Plastic grocery bags (Return to your grocery store for recycling)

  • Plastic food trays or cups

  • Pots and pans

  • Styrofoam

  • Wire hangers - NO wire, plastic or wooden hangers.

Additional Information

For more information on recycling, please visit 

For more information on accepted items and the proper disposal of recycling please click here or call the Public Works Department at 704-920-4200