CARTology

CARTology is a waste collection calendar and reminder system. Through the app, you can search for your collection days, set reminders, and search for how to dispose of different items. The platform also provides information on how items can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed of.

CARTology features a waste sorting game for children that is a fun, interactive way to learn how to properly dispose of waste.

Download the app in the Apple and Google play stores or use the search feature below.

Loose Leaf Collection & Yard Waste

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Collection Season (vacuuming of loose leaves only), began October 19, 2020 and ends March 5, 2021.  During this period, leaves do not need to be bagged.Outside of the scheduled Loose Leaf Season between March 2021 through October 2022, leaves must be bagged and will be picked up on your normal trash pickup day. Check the CARTology app or enter your address above for your loose leaf collection day.

During the Loose Leaf Season, there will not be loose leaf collection on any of the following holidays observed by the City: 

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18, 2021)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (November 25 and 26, 2021)
  • Christmas (December 23, 24 and 27, 2021)

 

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.

Loose Leaf Reminders

  • Place loose leaves at the curb the day before your scheduled collection or no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. 
  • Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line - not in the ditch - in rows parallel with the street.
  • Do not place leaves on the sidewalk.
  • Leaves mixed with limbs, other yard waste, gum balls, gravel, glass or other solid matter will not be collected.  These items damage equipment, thus delaying everyone's collection.
  • Leaves in garbage containers will not be collected.
  • Leaves must not be placed near water meters and fences.  Place them on the street side of retaining walls.  
  • Leaves often make their way to storm drains.  Check the drains in your neighborhood and help the City keep them clean by removing the leaves and litter to prevent flooding.

 

 

Yard Waste

The City provides yard waste collection once a week on the same day as your garbage pick up. Please place your yard waste items at the curb the night before your scheduled collection.

Yard waste, limbs and loose leaves are collected by City crews.  There will not be any yard waste, limb or loose leaf collection on any of the following holidays observed by the City:
 
  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18, 2021)
  • Good Friday (April 2, 2021)
  • Memorial Day (May 31, 2021)
  • Independence Day (July 5, 2021)
  • Labor Day (September 6, 2021)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (November 25 and 26, 2021)
  • Christmas (December 23, 24 and 27, 2021)

 

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.

Yard Waste Reminders

  • DO NOT mix yard waste with household waste or other items.
  • Keep in mind that crews WILL NOT collect bags that weigh more than 50 pounds, logs longer than 6-feet in length or larger than 12-inches in circumference, debris from major tree removal or land clearing. Check with local landfills for disposal of these items.
  • Small nail/metal free landscape ties no larger than 6 ft x 6 ft will be collected.
  • Bag or bundle yard waste, including pampas grass, cornstalks and bamboo; place at curbside on regular household collection days.
  • Stack tree limbs, twigs and brush piles no larger than 4 ft x 12 ft x 4 ft  at the curb.  Two piles per address per week of this size can be collected.  Place piles at least 5 feet from vehicles, mailboxes, light poles, guy wires, fences, and other obstructions.
  • Bag garden material. Remember to shake off the dirt. Opaque (dark or white) bags must be left open; clear or transparent bags should be tied closed.
  • Live Christmas tree and wreath pickup will occur on regular yard waste collection days. Remove all ornaments/lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.
  • Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths will be collected with bulk waste. Remove all ornaments/lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.