Trash and Recycling Collection in Holly Springs, NC



The town of Holly Springs, North Carolina provides curbside collection of garbage and recycling for residential properties. This service is provided by the town through a contract with the company GFL Environmental. Understanding the trash and recycling schedule for Holly Springs can help residents properly manage their waste and ensure it is collected on time.

Overview of Trash and Recycling Collection

  • Garbage collection occurs weekly on the same day each week.

  • Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as the garbage collection.

  • Collection can occur anytime from 7am to 7pm on the scheduled day.

  • Carts should be placed at the curb by 7am on collection day, at least 5 feet away from mailboxes or posts.

  • The town is divided into A and B routes for recycling, with recycling picked up every other week alternating between routes. Garbage is collected weekly.

Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

The collection schedule depends on which route your home is located on. Here are key details:

A Route

  • Recycling collected on weeks shown in blue on calendar

  • Covers neighborhoods like 12 Oaks, Sunset Lake, Holly Glen, and others

B Route

  • Recycling collected on weeks shown in green on calendar

  • Covers neighborhoods like Autumn Park, Holly Springs Rd, Bass Lake Rd, and others

View the full collection calendar to see which weeks recycling is collected on your route.

Some larger roads are split over multiple days/weeks within a route, such as sections of Sunset Lake Rd and Earp St on the A route. Refer to the schedule documents for details.

Yard Waste Collection

  • Yard waste carts are serviced every other week from March through November.

  • Cart collection aligns with recycling weeks.

  • November through February, leaves can also be placed loose at the curb for vacuum truck collection.

Holiday Schedule Changes

Trash and recycling collection are delayed by one day when holidays fall during the week:

  • No collection on the holiday

  • Remainder of the week delayed by a day

For example:

  • No collection on July 4th (Thursday)

  • Thursday collection moves to Friday, Friday to Saturday

Refer to the collection calendar for holidays marked with an X or leaf symbol.

Trash Cart Guidelines

Only household garbage should be placed in the trash cart, preferably bagged. Do not place yard waste, construction debris, dirt, hazardous waste, or other unapproved items in your trash cart.

Recycling Cart Guidelines

Place only approved recyclable materials in your recycling cart, including:

  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Glass bottles and jars

Do not bag recyclables. Check the town website for full lists of what can and cannot be recycled.

Large Item Collection

For large items that don’t fit in the carts like furniture or appliances, schedule a bulk item pickup through GFL for a fee. Alternatively, take items to the county waste and recycling center.

Break down moving boxes and place flattened stacks next to carts on collection day.

New Resident Signup

New residents sign up for trash and recycling service when starting water service through the town’s Finance Department. Existing carts will be provided.

Cart Replacement

To request a replacement cart, contact the Public Works department at 919-552-5920. The cart will be replaced on your next scheduled collection day.


Trash, recycling, and yard waste fees are included on the monthly utility bill. Bills are issued on the 1st of each month and due by the 25th.

View current rates on the town website.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household hazardous waste like chemicals, batteries, oil, and more should not go in the trash. Drop off these materials at the South Wake Hazardous Waste Facility instead.

Key Contacts

  • For questions about your collection schedule, carts, or service, contact Public Works at 919-552-5920

  • To request replacements carts or report missed collections, contact GFL Environmental at 919-662-7100

  • For information about utility billing, contact the Finance Department at 919-557-3900

  • Visit the South Wake Hazardous Waste Facility to properly dispose of household chemicals and other hazardous items. More information at 919-856-7400.

  • Use the town website,, to view schedules, collection calendars, and search for information.

By understanding the garbage and recycling collection schedule for Holly Springs, residents can ensure their waste is disposed of properly. Place carts out by 7am on the scheduled collection day. Refer to the online calendars for A/B route weeks and holiday schedule changes. Contact Public Works or GFL Environmental with any questions about your service.


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