The City of Kannapolis offers the following disposal services to its residents:
- yard waste
- bulky goods– Up to 5 yards in size
- white goods– Major home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioners, water heaters, ovens and stoves
- e-waste– Electronic devices such as computers and TVs
Garbage and garden waste collection is done weekly.
Recycling, Bulky Items, White Goods, and E-Waste Collections are done bi-weekly.
To find collection dates for garbage/yard waste and recycling, bulk items, white goods, and electronic waste, download the CARTology app or enter your address at the top of this page.
Carts, yard trash, furniture, and bulky items should be kept 5 feet from each other and away from parked cars, mailboxes, utility poles, guy lines, fences, and other obstructions. Garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulky items, white goods, and e-waste should be placed on the curb the night before collection and empty containers should be removed from the curb by 7:00 AM the day after collection.
If you are unsuccessful, please call 704-920-4444 within 24 hours. Otherwise, the item will not be collected until the next scheduled pickup.
To request a second trash or recycling cart, call (704) 920-4444. There is a monthly charge of $2.50 to use the second cart.
If your cart is damaged, call (704) 920-4444 to request a replacement. PLEASE NOTE: Residents are expected to keep their carts clean and will not replace carts because they smell or have bugs.
Click here to view the 2022 recycling calendar.
Garbage, recycling, bulk items, white goods, and e-waste collection occurs on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For these two holidays, he will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week to include Saturday’s pickup.
Garbage, limbs, and fallen leaves from the yard will be collected by city officials. There will be no yard garbage, limbs, or loose leaf collection on the following city-approved holidays:
- New Year’s Day (January 2, 2023)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17, 2022)
- Good Friday (April 15, 2022)
- Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
- Independence Day (July 4, 2022)
- Labor Day (September 5, 2022)
- Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
- Thanksgiving Holidays (November 24-25, 2022)
- Christmas (December 22, 23, 26, 2022)
Garbage must be placed in a 96-gallon roll-out cart with a black lid. Make sure the cart is not overloaded and the lid closes properly.
Put garbage in a bag and close the lid.
Call 704-920-4444 to request additional trash carts or replace damaged trash carts. A second cart will cost an additional $2.50 per month.
Recycling must be placed in a 96-gallon roll-out cart with a yellow lid. Make sure the cart is not overloaded and the lid closes properly.
Do not mix garbage with recycling. Not collected.
should recycle No bagged.
All items must be clean and dry before being placed in the bin.
Call 704-920-4444 to request additional recycling carts or replace damaged recycling carts. A second cart will cost an additional $2.50 per month.
Business garbage/recycling collection
The City of Kannapolis also provides garbage and recycling for businesses. This information brochure contains program details. If your business interests you, please fill out our convenient online application. Online applications calculate the cost of services based on individual business needs.
yard waste reminder
All leaves and garden waste should be bagged for collection, except during loose leaf collection season. Yard waste in opaque bags (dark or white) should be left open, and yard waste in translucent bags should be tied shut.
Loose-leaf collection season (loose-leaf vacuum) that’s all), from 31 October 2022 to 10 March 2023. Leaves do not need to be bagged during this period. Check the CARTology app for loose leaf collection dates.
We do not collect processed wood.
To dispose of a real Christmas tree, remove all decorations, lights and place it on the curb for same-day collection as yard trash. Place the artificial Christmas tree on the curb the same day you remove all decorations, lights, and recycle bulky collectibles.
If you miss your pickup (not due to holidays or posted delays), please call (704) 920-4444 within 24 hours.
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Residents use the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility to dispose of waste oil, paint, batteries, car batteries, oil, propane cylinders, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lights, and many other materials the City does not collect. must be disposed of.
For a complete list of accepted items and more information, contact the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at (704) 920-3278 or see CARTology for instructions.
Medicine return place
Unused medicines are a threat to both public health and the environment. Medicines washed down drains or leached from landfills end up in our waterways. Do not leave unused medicine unattended. Also, do not wash the medicine off or put it in the trash.
To help keep prescription and over-the-counter medicines out of the waterways and into the hands of children, please drop your medicines in the drop-box located in the lobby of the Kannapolis Police Department at 401 Laureate Way.
The City will not take in dead animals that were private pets or died outside the City’s right of way.
Dead animals that have been run over and left on the road must be reported to Public Works at 704-920-4444. For weekends, leave us a message via Option 1.