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Residential Recycling

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 pickup dates as well as the A and B Schedules. 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 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.



City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

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