Household Waste

Household Wastes - Once Weekly Collection


Restricted Items


No leaves, grass clippings or other fine type yard wastes allowed in household garbage. (Rockingham County Landfill prohibited yard waste mixed with household garbage as of January 1, 1993).

Brick, rock, dirt and concrete are not collected by the city. Property owner must dispose of these at the Rockingham County or other approved landfill.

Liquid paint, oils, fuel oils, gasoline and other hazardous wastes are not collected by the city. Empty paint cans and completely dried paint in containers are collected with regular household wastes. Oil and water base paint is accepted at Eden's Recycle Drop-Off Facility on Mebane Bridge Road during normal hours of operation.

Household Garbage


Place all household garbage in automated containers. All household garbage including empty cardboard boxes must be in garbage bags and placed inside automated waste container for collection. Lid must be closed on container. A special one time collection of empty cardboard boxes and packing material is provided for new residents. Container must be at curb by 7 a.m. to assure collection on your scheduled day.

Garbage Collection Schedule


  • Click here for a map showing the Solid Waste Collection Schedule.  

Indian Hills Area


Garbage and Leaf Collection will be collected on Friday in the following areas:
  • Beginning at NC Highway 135 and NC 770 taking in all streets on both sides of NC Highway 135 to Harrington Highway (including all streets in Indian Hills and both sides of Brammer Road from NC Highway 135 to NC Highway 770).
  • Harrington Highway from NC Highway 135 to NC Highway 770 taking in both sides of Harrington Highway and both sides of Beddingfield Road to the dead-end on the fire department side only.
  • NC Highway 770 from Harrington Highway right side only back to NC Highway 135.
*For Wednesday collection see the holiday pickup schedule.