Cabarrus County Governmental Center

Cabarrus County Hazardous Waste Disposal

Garbageinfo for web pageThe Town of Mount Pleasant provides residential garbage collection at no charge for a single rollout container. Normal household garbage is picked up every Friday. Please have ALL garbage at the curb by 6:30am on the day of collection. The Town also contracts for residential recycling at a cost of $2.25 /can/month, which is automatically assessed to utility bills. One recycling can and roll out container is provided to each residence at no charge. Charges apply for additional containers. Arrangements for a container may be made at the Town Hall.

Many other types of solid waste collection are also provided. Please refer to the Fee Schedule and Solid Waste Guidelines for more information. Some items not collected by the Town may be dropped off at Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Centers.

Rollout Garbage Collection

Garbage should be placed in appropriate bags and placed within a Mount Pleasant rollout container. Containers other than Mount Pleasant containers will not be picked up. No garbage should be placed on top of the container. Garbage outside of the container may be left. Recyclables and yard waste should not be placed in a garbage container. Hazardous household waste or dead animals must not be set out for garbage collection. Containers should be placed out the morning or night before scheduled collection. Pick-up is Firday of each week at the curb. Rollout containers should be placed within 5 feet off the road. Rollout containers should be placed 3 feet away from mailboxes or other permanent fixtures. Wheels of rollout containers should be away from the road. (The lid hinge should be placed away from the road.) Place everything in the roll out container. Additional containers must be bought from the Town; the Town is only responsible for providing one trash and one recylce container per household.

All collection is curbside. However, special arrangements can be made at Town Hall for elderly and disabled residents with a letter from a doctor. The Town does not provide rollout garbage collection for multifamily housing with more than 6 units, or large commercial generators. The Town reserves the right not to pick-up any items that it deems to be too large or unsafe.

Tree Leaves

All leaves must be separated from any limbs, trash, or any other items and placed in piles at the curb. The leaf collection period will begin November 1 and finish upon public notice on Town water bills. During the non-leaf collection period, leaves may be placed in transparent (clear) garbage bags and placed at curbside for Town pick-up. No leaves are to be bagged as trash or placed in trashcans at any time.

Tree Limbs

Limbs must be no longer than six (6) feet in length and 4” in diameter. Absolutely no stumps or large logs will be permitted. Limbs should be placed parallel to the curbside in separate piles for faster pick-up. Please provide one foot between piles. No limbs are to be bagged as trash or placed in trashcans at any time.


Pine Cones & Acorns

Pine cones and acorns should be left in containers or on a tarp by the curb. PLEASE do not dump them on the street. It is difficult for workers to dispose of them. They will leave your container by the curb once they are emptied.

Grass Clippings, Pine Needles, & Bush Trimmings

Grass Clippings, Pine Needles, and Bush Trimmings must be placed in transparent (clear) garbage bags or on top of a tarp then placed at curbside and separated from other yard waste, household trash or other items. Do not put more than 75lbs on the tarp. Clippings or bagged clippings should not be placed into trash cans.

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