Solid Waste Collection

Waste Connections

The Town of Wingate utilizes Waste Connections for waste hauling services. This service is automatically offered to residents with Town of Wingate water and sewer services. Customers with active service will be provided two 96-gallon roll-out containers for garbage and recycle services.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns regarding waste hauling services, contact Customer Service at Wingate Town Hall 704-233-4411.
For missed service call Waste Connections 980-758-4155.

  1. Garbage
  2. Recycling
  3. Yard Waste

All waste should be placed at the street the evening before collection to ensure it will be collected. Bins must be removed from the curb the day following collection. Rollout containers should be placed with lid opening toward the street and handles toward the residence.

  • Garbage, bulky trash, and yard waste are picked up every Thursday. (Check our Waste Collection Calendar for changes due to holidays.)
  • Place bulky trash next to container rather than inside; call our offices to request a bulky pickup.
  • Yard waste must be cut under 4 feet in length, under 6 inches in diameter, less than 50 pounds, and placed in bundled piles manageable by one person.
  • Yard waste from commercial trimmers or lawn care services will not be collected through town services.
  • Leaves must be bagged in clear plastic or opaque bags.
  • Items that are not acceptable for pickup may be taken to Union County Landfill (704-296-4260) located at:
    2125 Austin Chaney Road
    Wingate, NC 28174
  • For missed service call Waste Connections (980-758-4155)

Collection Schedule

Garbage is collected each week while recycle is collected every other week. Typically, pickups occur on Thursdays; however, the schedule is subject to change based on holidays. Holidays changes are noted on the yearly schedule. It is recommended that containers be set out on Wednesday evenings as collections begin early on Thursdays.

Roll-Out Assistance

Roll-out assistance is provided for qualified disabled and elderly households. For more information, contact Customer Service at Wingate Town Hall 704-233-4411.


Items that are placed next to bins will only be collected if they are acceptable items and if a request is made. Please contact our Customer Service department at 704-233-4411 to schedule a pickup for items that are placed next to bins (bulky garbage, yard waste, etc.) Pickups will only occur on regularly scheduled pickup days; however, the drivers will need to be notified of any additional trash in advance.

Acceptable Items

  • Carpet - rolled and cut no longer than 4 feet in length
  • Furniture - sofas, chairs, tables, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, desks, dressers (all dismantled as much as possible)
  • Lawnmowers - Push type only - gas and oil must be removed
  • Toilets
  • Yard debris - cut under 4 feet in length, 6 inches in diameter, under 50 pounds and bundled in piles manageable by one person

Non-Acceptable Items

  • Appliances - stoves, microwaves, washers, dryers, water heaters, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.
  • Automobile parts - motors, tires, rims, car seats, batteries, etc.
  • Ceramic tile, concrete blocks, bricks, dirt, sand, etc.
  • Electronics - televisions, computers, monitors, printers, etc.
  • Fencing materials
  • Paint and other hazardous waste
  • Propane or oxygen tanks
  • Roofing or construction materials and debris
  • Yard waste that was cut or cleaned up by a professional landscaping company

These lists are not all-inclusive. If you have questions about items not listed or need further clarification, please contact Customer Service at 704-233-4411.

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