The City of Hickory offers residential curbside recycling service which is picked up every other week on the same day as garbage collection. Below is a Map of pick-up dates and Schedule A and B. Click below for your specific Schedule. If you have a problem with collection, are in need of a recycling rollout, or have questions concerning what can be recycled, call the Public Services at (828) 323-7500.
The City also operates two recycling drop-off centers. The center located on 9th Avenue NE beside Fire Station #2 under the water tower and is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and accepts aluminum cans, newspapers, green, brown, and clear glass, cardboard, Plastics 1 and 2, and mixed paper. The Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1050 1st Avenue SW is open Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This drop-off center accepts aluminum cans, newspapers, green, brown, and clear glass, Plastics 1 and 2, cardboard, used motor oil, and antifreeze. Do not bring non-recyclable trash to either of these facilities. If you would like to make a service request, please click here to visit our Action Center.