Solid Waste Fees

There is an established monthly charge for solid waste collection and for the collection of recyclables in any City approved and/or authorized container/receptacle.  The fee is billed on your normal water and sewer utility billing.  The fee is as follows:
 
Solid waste tipping fee:
$5.39/month
Recycling collection fee:
$2.29/month
TOTAL:
$7.68/month
 
Residents do not have to call to receive service. If items routinely collected by the City are placed on the right-of-way before your regular garbage collection day, they will be collected as soon as possible. 


2021 Fee Change
Starting January 2021 the city of Burlington will implement a Solid Waste Fee increase to offset increases in the Alamance County Landfill tipping fee as well as to ELIMINATE all bulk waste collection fees year round. All bulk waste will now be collected at no additional charge all year. Click here to view what materials are and are not allowed for Bulk Waste Pick-up.

This increase will be a phased implementation :
  • Phase I of increase ($1.68) implemented - Jan. 1, 2021 
  • Phase II of increase ($1.68) implemented - June 1, 2021