Multi-unit Housing

Public Works provides dumpster collection services for multi-unit housing complexes with five or more units on one lot.  

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Collection Guidelines

Please follow these simple guidelines when disposing of household waste:

  • All household trash must be placed in a garbage bag and then placed inside the container.
  • Allow 3 feet of clearance between your dumpster and any other item.
  • To report service problems, call 919-918-7425 or email the Solid Waste Division.

Thank you for following these tips. It helps us provide better service to you. 

Reduce Your Waste

According to the EPA, “The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy: raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated and then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment, and save money.” To help reduce waste:

  1. Buy used. You can find everything from clothes to building materials at specialized reuse centers and consignment shops. Often, used items are less expensive and just as good as new.
  2. Look for products that use less packaging. When manufacturers make their products with less packaging, they use less raw material. This reduces waste and costs. These savings can be passed on to the consumer. Buying in bulk, for example, can reduce packaging and save money.
  3. Buy reusable over disposable items. Look for items that can be reused; the little things can add up. For example, you can bring your own silverware and cup to work, rather than using disposable items.
  4. Maintain and repair products, like clothing, tires, and appliances, so that they won't have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently.
  5. Borrow, rent, or share items that are used infrequently, like party decorations, tools, or furniture.