Solid Waste

The City of Concord Solid Waste Services Department is proud to provide garbage, recycling, bulky, and yard waste collection to residents. This site will help you learn about our services and how we operate. Garbage and yard waste is collected weekly and recycling and bulky waste are collected biweekly.

If you have not done so already, please visit or download the CARTology mobile app to sign up for service alerts and other solid waste notifications.  

We are committed to providing residents with the professional, responsive, and reliable customer service they expect and deserve. 

If you have any questions, please call Customer Care at 704-920-5555.



Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste must be placed in compostable, brown paper bags or individually-owned containers that are clearly marked "yard waste."  Tree limbs and limb piles may continue to be placed loosely at the curb for collection. 

Where residents can purchase yard waste bags:
Brown/paper lawn bags can be purchased at local discount, hardware and home improvement stores (such as Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.), and many online retailers.

Use of Personal Containers: 
If interested, the purchase and use of a container is at the expense of the resident: it must follow current guidelines of 44 gallons or less, with 2 handles, and clearly marked for Yard Waste. Containers will be returned to the curb after collection.  If the City damages or accidentally takes an individual cart, the request will go through the Risk Management claim process.  City will be responsible for damages, replacement, or reimbursement if determined at fault.

Additional Guidelines:

  • No limits on the number of brown paper bags/containers set out for disposal
  • No impact on weekly limb collection or seasonal Loose Leaf collection.
  • Green, plastic biodegradable bags are NOT accepted by our Yard Waste processor.

2024 Recycling & Bulky Waste Calendar


Alfred M. Brown Operations Center
635 Alfred Brown Jr Court SW
Concord, NC 28026

Customer CARE Center


Robin R. Barham



Gregory Holt

Deputy Director


Melvin Myrick



Troy Savage

Administration Manager


Valerie Proper

Senior Customer Service Specialist


Sandy Franklin

Customer Service Specialist


Marques Entzminger

Compliance Inspector


Ashley Baker

Executive Administrative Assistant