Thursday, September 1, 2011

Curbside PIckup Maintains Labor Day Collection Schedule

The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services collection crews will
collectgarbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items according to
the normal schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

While enjoying holiday festivities, residents are encouraged to
recycle. As a reminder, the week of September 5 is a green recycling
collection week. Residents on green collection week should place their
recycling carts curbside on their scheduled collection day.

A few tips to help residents properly prepare recyclables for
collection include:

· Rinse and remove all food/liquid residue from recyclable items

· Remove caps and lids from bottles and containers

· Please do not bag recyclables before placing them in the
recycling cart

· Cut cardboard into sections small enough to fit into the
recycling cart

· Please do not overfill the recycling cart

· Place the recycling cart curbside by 6:30 am on your
scheduled collection day

· Place the recycling cart within 2 feet of the curb and at
least 3 feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as
mailboxes, vehicles and phone poles.

For more information on Curb It! collection services, visit
or call 311 (704.336.7600).