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Garbage Collection


 As of 7/1/19, the Town of Pineville has contracted with Waste Pro for residential solid waste removal.  Residential customers should have received two new carts from Waste Pro:

  •   Green cart for trash
  •   Blue cart for recycle

The town pays for two carts for each household. Residents can request additional carts from Waste Pro at their own expense. The contract with Waste Pro was designed to match much of the items that were in Signature Waste's contract to make the transition as smooth as possible:

  • Pickup day remains the same; trash/yard debris picked up each Wednesday and Recycle picked up every other Wednesday (except some holidays).  All trash must be bagged and placed in the roll out container.
  • Yard debris picked up on Wednesday; piles of branches/brush should be kept small, cut up and stacked neatly at the curb. If a resident contracts with someone to cut/trim bushes, trees and other yard work, the contractor is responsible for removing the debris that they generate. Grass clippings/leaves should be bagged and labeled so the driver is aware of what is in the bag.
  • Bulky items must be scheduled with Waste Pro. If your trash exceeds the size of your cart, you should call this in as well.
  • Absolutely no construction debris can be picked up.                                        

Some items are banned from landfills which waste providers are prohibited from collecting. The following is a list of the items that cannot be picked up:

  • Construction debris
  • TV's, Computers & related Electronic Equipment
  • Tires, Paint, all Batteries
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Florescent Bulbs & Tubes

These items can be taken directly to the Fox Hole Recycling Center located just a few miles away at 17131 Lancaster Hwy. Information Hotline for Solid Waste:  (980) 314-3867 or email to:  [email protected]

The above rules are no different than what was in the contract for Signature Waste.  What is different, is that the town recently enacted stronger regulations regarding trash in an effort to keep the town looking nice. The previous trash ordinance was very vague.  The new one is more specific and spells out exactly how much yard waste is permitted per pickup and the size and length of tree limbs that will be picked up. It also spells out where and when to place your trash carts out at the curb. Additionally, it provides for a monetary penalty for anyone that does not abide by the regulations.

In today's environment, trash is becoming more and more regulated so it is necessary to limit the size of what can be picked up as well as what items can be picked up.  What may have been permitted previously may not be permitted now and new regulations come to us from the state and county on a regular basis.  Therefore, it was necessary to redefine our trash regulations. 

Following are important contacts, links and other information regarding trash/recycling:

Waste Pro - call to set up new service, to schedule a bulk pickup or report missed pickups or other related issues:

Please Note: Some subdivisions near Pineville have Pineville addresses but are not technically within the town's boundaries. These subdivisions are located in an unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County and are not entitled to garbage service through the Town of Pineville. If your trash service isn't provided through an HOA, you will need to contract separately with a waste provider of your choice for your trash services. If you are located in any of the subdivisions listed below, please do not use the links below or your request for service will be deleted from the system:

  • Cardinal Woods
  • Danby
  • Woodside Falls
  • Winghurst
  • Bridlestone

If  you are unsure, please click HERE and check the map

Pineville residents can also use the following links to Waste Pro's Trac EZ system to report any trash/recycling issues: 

For Complaints:

For Compliments

For Requests:

  • To view the 2020 Pickup Schedule, please click HERE
  • To view other information regarding waste collection, please click HERE.
  • To view the Town Ordinance regarding Trash/Recycling, please click HERE

Following is the link to the Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services Department.  There is a lot of good information available on this site so please check it out:  Mecklenburg County Solid Waste