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6 a.m. Pickup - Garbage, Recycling Begins in July

To help protect Solid Waste Services employees from heat-related injuries, the City of Raleigh is temporarily adjusting its collection schedules for residential solid waste, recycling, and yard waste to begin earlier.

From July through September, crews will begin arriving up to an hour before the

current 7:00 a.m. collection time.

Residents should place garbage and recycling carts and yard waste materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day, or the night before their normal collection day.

Follow the steps below to make sure carts are prepared properly for collection:

• Place garbage and recycling carts a few inches from the curb or edge of the street, not in the street.

• Keep carts at least three feet from other objects (i.e., vehicles, mailboxes, fences, power lines).

• Position carts so that cart handle faces your house (see arrows on the lid). This will ensure the lid opens properly and is not damaged when emptied.

• Place cart at the curbside no earlier than noon the day before your collection day and no later than 6 a.m. on collection day.

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