City of Gastonia Announces Spring Free Excess Household Trash Week

March 20-24

Three employees lift a discarded couch at the curb

Parts of a sofa and chairs in grass next to a street

WHAT: The City of Gastonia’s spring Free Excess Household Trash Week is coming. This week long event allows citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted excess household trash, free of charge.

WHEN: March 20 through 24, 2023


There will be no yard waste or leaf collection during this week.

City residents can properly dispose of unwanted household items for free during this special event: Furniture, mattresses, bedsprings, paint (dried out), extra bags and boxes of garbage. Citizens may place eligible items curbside on the week of their regular garbage collection day.

The City encourages residents to seek alternative sustainable options first, such as recycling at a convenient recycling center, repurposing or donating slightly used items.  Please visit for a list of recycling drop off centers.

Citizens are asked to place excess household trash at the curb on the week of their regular garbage collection day. Placing loose items, such as toys, clothes, and other small items in garbage bags or boxes allows crews to safely and more efficiently transport items to the trucks for proper disposal.

The following items will not be collected: Building materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, hazardous liquids, batteries, and automotive parts. These items can be disposed of at the Gaston County Landfill.

Fees are still applicable for: Vehicle tires on and off the rim, electronics, and appliances.

For a list of fees, please visit the City’s website at:

City of Gastonia Solid Waste Division at 704-866-6774