Household Waste

Waste which is generated by common daily use of residential households is collected weekly on regular routes. 

The City issues one 96 gallon solid waste roll out cart container to all residential metered addresses. Place all garbage (except yard debris) in heavy-duty trash bags and place trash bags inside containers. All solid waste collected must be placed in the new cart.  Bags, boxes or other smaller containers outside of the cart will not be picked up (this may be waived for special occasions such as the Christmas holiday season).  

If your solid waste exceeds the 96 gallon city issued cart, you have the option of purchasing another cart that must meet the operating standards of the City’s solid waste vehicles.  Only household solid waste will be collected from the carts.

Please remember:
1. Place the garbage roll-out cart with the wheels facing your home and the lid facing the street.
2. Keep carts at least 3 feet from another cart, parked vehicle or mailbox.
3. Bag all garbage placed in your cart.
4. Make sure the lid is closed on your cart.

See below for collection route map & annual calendar.

Contact Us

  1. Brad Gates


    Superintendent, Public Works
    E-mail

    Lisa Wright


    Senior Administrative Support Specialist
    E-mail

    Physical Address
    128 Motz Ave.
    Lincolnton, NC 28092



    Mailing Address


    Attn: Public Works
    P.O. Drawer 617
    Lincolnton, NC 28093-0617

    Phone: 704-736-8940
    Fax: 704-736-8959


    After Hours Contact:
    (704) 736-8202



    Staff Directory


Solid Waste Collection Routes

Find your location on the map to identify your pick-up day. Recycling Collection is the first Friday in each month for all Curbside Recycling participants.2019-2020_solid_waste_calendar_Page_2

Solid Waste Annual Calendar - collection dates, holidays & recycling. Click to download a copy.2019-2020_solid_waste_calendar_Page_1