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.

Registration will continue on a rolling basis. Roll-out bins will be delivered to homes on a rolling basis as well. 

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 mean the entire load goes to the landfill instead of being recycled. 

In general, the city recycling program collects three primary recycling categories:

  1. Aluminum & metal food and drink cans
  2. Plastic #1, 2, & 5 only
  3. Cardboard, paper, magazines & newspapers

Check out the FAQ's. See the details below. Click anywhere on the graphic or use this link to complete the registration form!!

Contact Us

  1. Brad Gates


    Superintendent, Public Works
    E-mail

    Lisa Wright


    Senior Administrative Support Specialist
    E-mail

    Physical Address
    128 Motz Ave.
    Lincolnton, NC 28092



    Mailing Address


    Attn: Public Works
    P.O. Drawer 617
    Lincolnton, NC 28093-0617

    Phone: 704-736-8940
    Fax: 704-736-8959


    After Hours Contact:
    (704) 736-8202



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