The City of Hickory operates a full service Sanitation Division for all waste generators, both Residential and Commercial, within the City Limits. This division manages routine garbage pickup and recycling, in addition to several other waste removal services.
Regular yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and shrubbery trimmings are collected curbside weekly on the same day as residential garbage pickup. Recyclables and Bulky items are also collected separately on the same day. Additional assistance is available for citizens with disabilities by calling (828) 323-7500 or you may click here to receive your application form.
A special pickup is available on Thursdays for appliances by calling (828) 323-7500.
Curbside leaf collection occurs in the fall, and residents are advised of the schedule in advance through the local media, online and the 'City Snippets' which is mailed with the water bill. The City operates vacuum trucks, which make (2) two rounds through the City. Citizens do not need to bag their leaves for collection.
Citizens wishing weekly collection of leaves must use either clear plastic bags (available at retailers or at the City's Public Services Complex) or personal containers labeled "yardwaste." Containers should not exceed 33 gallons in capacity.
Customers should call (828) 323-7500 to report broken rollout containers, request additional rollouts or for any other sanitation related matter. (Additional fees may apply.)
Dumpster service and recycling services for commercial customers are also available. For information about commercial dumpster service and recycling click here. You can also call (828) 323-7500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you would like to make a service request please click Service Request.