City of Gastonia Solid Waste residential customers are assigned one (1) gray 95-gallon recycling cart to each residential unit.  Please contact the City of Gastonia customer service at 704.866.6774 if your home does not have a grey City of Gastonia cart or if the cart is missing or damaged.  Recycling is provided bi-weekly (every other week) on your normal collection day.  The schedule for this service is color coded either green or orange.  Please click the Garbage and Recycling Calendar on the Quick Links menu.
For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable recycling items please click here.
For a list of common recycling contaminants please click here.
Please click here for a list of Recycling Do's and Don'ts.
The recycling cart must be located at the curb by 7am on your collection day and removed by midnight of the same day.  Please allow at least four (4) feet between carts and from any other obstructions. The cart must be turned with the lid opening toward the road and cannot be overfilled. The contractor will not collect any recycled materials that are not located inside the cart.  It is the occupant's responsibility to keep the cart clean.  Additional recycling carts may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the City of Gastonia.
Please do not contaminate the recycling cart with trash, garbage, yard waste or other materials which cannot be recycled.  The collection vehicles have cameras and if your cart continues to contain materials that are not recyclable the carts will be removed and recycling service will not be available for your continued use. Also, all items in you green garbage cart must be bagged. Please remember no plastic bags are allowed in your recycle cart.
Please contact the City of Gastonia if your grey recycling cart has not been emptied in order to schedule collection. 
Contact Information for Residential Recycling Services:
Solid Waste Division
P.O. Box 1748 Gastonia, NC 28052-1748
704.866.6774 (office)
704.866.6047 (fax)
For more information regarding recycling please see the links below:
If you have documents/mail that you would like to shred, Keep Gastonia Beautiful sponsors a Shred Day event several times per year.  Please click here to learn more about this program.
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