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There are only two holidays each year that affect trash/recycling collection. Trash/recycling is not collected on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. All other holidays, citizens can expect to have their trash/recycling collected on their normal service day. If a holiday falls on Monday, bulky items and appliance pick-up will be on Tuesday.
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The Town provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection. Please place items directly into your blue recycle cart. DO NOT place recycle material in a plastic bag of any kind and make sure the cart is placed curbside the night before your assigned day to ensure pickup. The Town of Fuquay-Varina will not empty blue recycling bins if materials are placed in a plastic bag of any kind or contain non-recyclable material.
Only the following items should be placed in the recycle cart: metal cans, flattened cardboard, plastics (water, soda, juice & cleaning bottles and plastic jugs) glass bottles, cartons and paper. If you are unsure an item belongs in the recycle cart, please place it in the garbage cart. When non-recyclables contaminate the recycling load, it has the potential to turn the entire load into trash which increases the cost to process the load. Ultimately, this can mean higher costs to our customers. That's why we say, "when in doubt, throw it out."
Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday and is based on where you live. Find out if you are assigned to the Blue or Green Route. Cross reference the Green and Blue Recycling Calendar to determine your exact recycling collection date.
Recyclable material must be placed directly in the recycle cart and not in a bag. Our MERF handler will not accept items in a bag.
Only the following items should be placed in the recycle cart: metal cans, flattened cardboard, plastics (water, soda, juice & cleaning bottles and plastic jugs) glass bottles, cartons and paper. If you are unsure an item belongs in the recycle cart, please place it in the garbage cart. When non-recyclables contaminate the recycling load, it has the potential to turn the entire recycle load into trash which increases the cost to process the load. Ultimately, this can mean higher costs to our customers. That's why we say, "when in doubt, throw it out."
When our staff sees items that are non-recyclable in a recycle cart, they will leave the items behind or they may leave the entire cart depending on the situation. On recycle day, our staff visits approximately 8,000 homes. If you have questions about what can and can not be recycled, please visit our Recycling Page.
Residential accounts are assigned a garbage collection day based on where they live. Find your scheduled garbage collection day with our interactive map.
For more information on Garbage Collection.
The following items cannot be placed in the garbage cart:
Treated wood, recyclables, yard waste, liquids, dirt, masonry, rock, metal, wood, building materials, ashes, loose diapers, animal waste, contractor waste, fluorescent light tubes, electronic waste or hazardous waste. Please consult with Wake County Solid Waste management to determine the correct disposal of these items.
Yard Debris collection is a year round service whereas loose leaf collection is available from mid-Oct. thru mid-Feb when leaves are falling due to autumn weather changes.
Yard Debris service must be requested by completing the online form. The Town requires that yard debris be placed in a rigid medium-sized plastic container not to exceed 40 pounds. Bags will not be accepted.
Loose leaf service does not need to be requested. During loose leaf collection, simply rake leaves to the curb. Other rules apply to both yard debris and leaf collection.
Complete the online request form by Friday by 5 pm for pick-up on Monday. There is no fee for this residential customer service. The town does not collect construction materials, treated wood or pallets or hazardous waste materials. Bulky Item Request Form
Yes. Complete the Appliance Pick-up Request Form and pay a $10 / appliance fee at the Finance Office. Once the fee is paid and pick-up scheduled, the appliance will be picked up on Monday. To ensure pick-up, both the request and fee must be made by Friday at 5 pm.
Citizens can dispose of televisions, computers, monitors, scanners, printers and other electronic waste for free at the Electronic Recycling Convenience Center located at 900 S. Main Street behind the Community Center and is open 24 hours per day.
Curbside pick-up of electronic waste is available for a $10 fee. Pick-up is on Monday and the fee must be paid by 5 pm on Friday. Make the pick-up request and pay the fee at the Finance Office located at 401 Old Honeycutt Road. (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm)
The Town of Fuquay-Varina does not dispose of household hazardous waste. Wake County provides several facilities. Find information, acceptable, unacceptable items, etc. Wake County Hazardous Waste Facilities