Residential Curbside Recycling Collection
The City of Lincolnton provides residential curbside recycling for residents who SIGN-UP to participate in the program. Participants are issued one 96-gallon roll-out bin to collect acceptable recyclables and the Lincolnton Solid Waste department empties bins city-wide once each month on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month. This new service started in June 2019 with the first collection route on Friday, June 7 for all four residential solid waste routes. CLICK HERE to see the current annual collection schedule.
Registration will continue on a rolling basis. Roll-out bins will be delivered to homes on a rolling basis as well. If your recycling waste exceeds the 96-gallon city-issued cart, you have the option of purchasing another cart from the city. Additional bins are $65 (or the current fee schedule rate) for both solid waste & recycling carts. Please call the Public Service Center at 704-736-8940 for more information and to order an additional bin.
In general, the city recycling program collects three primary recycling categories:
- Aluminum & metal food and drink cans
- Plastic #1, 2, & 5 only
- Cardboard, paper, magazines & newspapers
Keep all items loose, DO NOT bag recycling materials!
Historically, around 25% of Lincolnton residents have participated in the recycling program. We need to increase this participation rate!! And we need to recycle the right things; too many loads are contaminated with non-recyclable materials which means the entire load goes to the landfill instead of being recycled.