Each residence inside the city limits is provided with one 95 gallon Green roll-out container for garbage, and one 95 gallon Blue roll-out container for recycling. These containers are the property of the City of Kings Mountain and are assigned to a specific residence. Additional containers may be purchased, at cost, from the city. Replacements for stolen containers may be purchased, at cost, from the city.
Household trash is picked up Monday through Thursday each week on a scheduled route. Only bagged household trash should be put in your rollout container. Only bagged household trash which fits inside the roll-out container will be collected.
Additional trash requiring pickup must be scheduled by paying a $20.00/trip fee, or may be held by the resident for the regularly scheduled pickup the following week. No additional items, bags or boxes will be picked up without scheduling the pickup by going to Public Works, paying the appropriate fee, and receiving a receipt. The collection will be entered into the work order system and scheduled for pickup. NO Refunds will be issued.
The roll-out container is to be placed at the curb on the day of scheduled collection and removed from the curb following collection. The roll-out container is not to be left at the curb/street area other than on the day of scheduled collection.
White goods, furniture and bulk items will be picked up for a fee of $20.00/trip using a 1/2 ton pickup truck. For pickup requests larger than a 1/2 ton pickup truck, a 1.5 ton (3 cubic yard) dumpster bag can be purchased for a fee of $86.00. This fee covers landfill fees, cost of the bag, and labor for one operator and one laborer to collect the bag. To schedule a collection you must go to the Public Works Office, pay the fee and receive a receipt. The collection will be entered into the work order system and scheduled for pickup the following day. NO refunds will be issued.
Residential Recycling Program
Unfortunately, effective April 1, 2020, the City of Kings Mountain suspended residential and commercial recycling collection. The primary factor for this change is the decreased market demand for raw recyclable materials such as plastic, glass, and paper. Processing countries, such as China and others are no longer purchasing these materials and handling companies in the US have stockpiled all that they can. The recycling fee of $2.75 will no longer be charged.
All recyclable materials should be bagged and placed in your green refuse container along with the regular garbage for collection on the scheduled pick-up day.
Those who wish to continue recycling can carry the recyclables, sorted by paper, plastic, and aluminum to the County Dump Site at 615 Margrace Road and place them in the appropriate bin.
If there are any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 704-734-0735.