Move-In and Move-Out Piles

Preparing to move from your home and settling into your new house are stressful events for everyone. Please follow these guidelines to make disposal of your excess material easier and avoid generating litter in your neighborhood.

Moving Out

Landlords and property managers: bulky waste limits and guidelines found on pages 7-9 apply to move out piles. If your tenants move out and leave excess materials or improperly place material curbside, you will be responsible for cleanup and any penalties that may apply.

  • Consider renting a roll-off container to hold furniture and other household items. This practice will discourage scavenging which can result in litter throughout the neighborhood. Roll-off containers are available at discounted prices; call 704-920-5555 for details and pricing information.
  • Consider donating your furnishings, appliances, and clothing to charitable organizations.
  • Avoid leaving black bags at the curb; they encourage scavenging.
  • Please consider using clear plastic bags to discourage scavengers from opening bags.
  • Place similar items together for collection. Yard waste, recyclables, and bulky items must be separated for collection.
  • Call the City in advance to schedule delivery of roll-off containers or for more information.

Moving In

  • Bag all packing materials and place next to your garbage cart for collection.
  • Packing material placed into boxes may spill. Cleanup of the spilled material will be the customer’s responsibility.
  • Flatten all extra cardboard and place neatly in a stacked pile next to your recycling cart. Please call 704-920-5555 for collection.
  • Do not put flattened cardboard into other boxes. These boxes cannot be collected and recycled in this manner.
  • Place discarded furniture and other large items together but away from flattened boxes or other recyclables for bulky collection.