Public Works Sanitation
Public Works Sanitation provides regular, reliable collection of garbage, bulky items and yard waste to Mooresville’s residents to help ensure a sanitary and safe environment for citizens.
Garbage Collection Map
Weekly Garbage Collection Schedule (listed by subdivision)
Garbage (trash) is collected weekly on regular routes. Place all garbage (except yard debris) in heavy-duty trash bags. Keep roll-outs at least three feet from any obstacle, including other roll-outs, mailboxes, parked cars, etc. The Town issues one roll-out container per residence/business at no charge. Additional containers are $60 each.
The Town sends two trucks by residences each week for garbage collection. The first one is the automated side-loader that mechanically grabs your roll-out container and dumps it. A second truck comes for bulky items or excess garbage.
Place excess garbage in bags at least three feet away from the roll-out containers. Please do not overload your roll-out container. The lid should close completely. Trash that is above the lip of the container can spill or be tossed over the top of the automated truck.
Discarded paint must be in DRY form only. (Let small amounts air dry or add cat litter or newsprint to absorb wet paint.) When paint is dry, place it in a heavy trash bag at the curb or in the roll-out container. Wet paint will leave a large puddle on the street in front of your/your neighbors’ residence.
There are some items that the town cannot collect. These include, but are not limited to:
• Automobile Parts or Batteries
• Flammable or Explosive Items
• Large Amounts of Construction or Demolition Debris
• Iredell County Transfer Station accepts electronics at no charge.
Contact the Sanitation Department at 704-664-4278 for disposal options for these items.
For times when the amount of trash is excessive, such as cleaning out a garage/shop or cutting large amounts of yard debris, residents may call for a Town dump truck. The Truck is available from 4 p.m. – 7 a.m. and can be loaded by the resident with any solid wastes normally collected by the Town. You should have at least a pickup truck load of waste before utilizing the Dial-A-Truck service. Call in advance to confirm availability.
This service is provided at no cost to residents unless the Town incurs charges for disposing of materials through the Iredell County Solid Waste Facility. Either yard or household waste may be loaded, but not both on the same load. Co-mingling of wastes will result in a charge of $50 plus the tipping (landfill) fee. Also, charges will be made for the following items:
• Construction Debris
• Painted Wood
• Bricks, Rocks or Gravel
• Contaminated Earth
• Vinyl Siding
• Contractor's Debris. Contractors must haul away debris with their equipment.
The Sanitation Superintendent determines whether charges are applicable.
Yard debris, including leaves, grass clippings and branches, is collected on the day FOLLOWING your garbage collection. Seasonal volumes such as loose leaf collection or severe storm debris can cause a brief delay in this schedule at times. Leaves and grass clippings should be placed loosely (in piles) at the curb. Do not bag these items.
Always keep leaves and grass clippings separate from limbs. Large piles of limbs are collected using a special piece of equipment. This may not occur on your regular scheduled day but are usually collected within 7-10 business days.
The Town does NOT collect mulch or dirt.