Yard Waste


Please limit the number of yard waste items to no more than 10 bags, bundles and/or cans. 

North Carolina state law requires that yard waste is separated from trash and recycling. Yard waste is collected weekly on your regular garbage collection day. Use the guidelines below to ensure your yard waste is picked up.

Can It
Use your own 32-gallon trash can. Your can should have handles and a lid. Irregularly shaped containers may not be serviced. Filled cans should weigh no more than 50 pounds. If you were to place a lid on the can, all materials should be contained inside. Long branches protruding from the container may result in service denial.

Bag It
Use only heavy duty clear plastic bags. Using black plastic bags, paper bags, and green recycling bags will result in non-collection. Filled bags must weigh less than 50 pounds.

Bundle It
Tie yard waste in bundles not more than five feet long and no heavier than 50 pounds.

Holiday Yard Waste
Did you know that Christmas trees are considered yard waste and will be picked up on your trash collection day? Be sure to remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stands. Place tree at the curb by 7 am. Trees more than five feet tall should be cut in half. To sign up for notifications for trash and recycling collections, download our new GSO Collects app, or use our online tool