Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

Calendar showing College Hill's recycling weeks in redTrash and yard waste are picked up in College Hill each Friday. When Friday is a city holiday, collections are made a day early, on Thursday. Trash cans should not be left at the curb throughout the week.

GSO Recycling Guide p. 1The city has a smartphone app that can provide a weekly reminder of your trash pickup day and a search engine to find out what type of waste is recyclable.

The City of Greensboro’s Field Operations website has more information online about trash collection and the trash collection schedule and about recycling.

Recycling: Alternate GSO Recycling Guide, p. 2Fridays only

Recycling and bulk items (things too big to fit into the city’s 90-gallon residential trash cans) are picked up on alternate Fridays only (marked in red on the calendar above).

The city no longer accepts glass to be recycled. These items also are no longer accepted:

  • Pots and pans
  • Shredded paper
  • Gabled cartons, such as milk cartons and juice boxes
  • Large plastic items, such as buckets or lawn furniture
  • Aerosol cans (These can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Convenience Site, 2750 Patterson Ave., Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Although glass is no longer picked up at the curb, it can be taken to several recycling centers around Greensboro. The closest is at First Presbyterian Church in Fisher Park. The bins are in a parking lot on Fisher Avenue

Click here for complete information on recycling in Greensboro.

Cardboard boxes should be broken down and placed in your brown recycling container.

Never put these items in your green trash container

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is at 2750 Patterson Street. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on Sundays). The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is free and only open to Guilford County residents.

Yard waste

Yard waste is collected weekly along with garbage. Households have received city-provided, 95-gallon, gray rolling carts for leaves and yard waste. The city no longer accepts yard waste in plastic bags or from residents’ bins or carts. Residents can continue to use biodegradable paper bags for yard waste. The City will accept up to 10 bags per household per week.

Oversize items: bulk trash

Items that do not fit in your green trash container, such as mattresses and furniture, are considered bulk trash and are picked up only on recycling weeks.

Carpets must be rolled and tied. Each bundle must be a maximum of 5 feet in length.

When dealing with bulk trash, remember the “2-2-2 Rule”: Trash should never be 2 big for 2 people 2 handle. If it is, they won’t take it.


Appliances are picked up by appointment only; call 336-373-2489 (CITY) to make an appointment. Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners and other large appliances (“white goods”) also can be taken to the county collection facility.

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