300 West Crowell Street Monroe, NC 28112 (704) 282-4500

Garbage Collection Services

The City of Monroe provides  curbside residential household garbage collection for all citizens within the city limits. Each resident is provided a 95 gallon GREEN cart for garbage and a 95 gallon BLACK recycling cart (made from recycled materials) upon request. Collection days are based on where you live in the city.

The monthly rate includes garbage, recycling and yard waste collections as well as bulky item collection. The fee for garbage collection is $18.75 per month.


One roll cart has a 95 gallon capacity and will be sufficient for most households. Additional carts can be provided for a monthly fee of $18.75 for transport and disposal and will be included in your garbage bills. Call (704) 282-4565 for information about receiving an additional cart.

Rules and Regulations to Ensure Timely Service Delivery:

Place your garbage cart no more than four (4) feet from curbside, no later than 7:00 a.m. on your day of service.
Remove your garbage cart from the curbside, no later than 7:00 p.m. on the same day of your service to prevent receiving any violations.
When placing garbage carts at the curbside, place them with the wheels facing the home. Leave a 2-foot space between your two carts and any obstructions like mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles, etc.
Carts shall not be placed on public sidewalks or streets or in such a manner to obstruct the vision of motorists or the free flow of traffic or drainage along any public street.
Do not place grass clippings, garden waste, medical waste, construction and building materials, auto parts or hazardous waste in your garbage cart.
Reporting Missed Garbage Collection

If you need to report a missed garbage collection or request a replacement cart , contact Laurie Broome at (704)282-4565, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Service Assistance

The City of Monroe has a “special service” policy for residents who are unable to get their garbage and/or recyclables to the curb on their collection day. The Code of Ordinances, Chapter 55 Solid Waste, Section 55.05 (G) Exception for backyard collection states: “The City of Monroe may provide solid waste and recyclable backyard services to persons with disabilities provided no one in the residence or employed by the household is physically cable of moving the container from the backyard to the curbside. A doctor’s statement of disability will be required to substantiate existence of disability. Backyard garbage service will consist of only one pickup per week as established by the City. The City shall reserve the right to verify the need for extending the special services and to periodically reassess the need for such services”.

Union County Landfill and Tranfer Station

2125 Austin Chaney Road
Wingate, NC 28174
704-233-5334-Landfill Office
704-296-4210-Litter Control