Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Community Profile

Fayetteville is a thriving community located in the Sandhills region of southeastern North Carolina.  The City is approximately 60 miles south of the State Capital of Raleigh.  It is home of the world’s largest military installation, Fort Bragg.  It is centrally located between Miami and New York City on the I-95 corridor. And, it is also centrally between the North Carolina Mountains and its Coast.  The weather is seasonal, with pleasant spring and fall weather. Fayetteville has short and mild winters’ and an abundance of year-round sunshine.


Fayetteville's comprehensive educational offerings contribute to making Fayetteville a great place to live and raise a family, from pre-school and kindergarten up to the university level, include:

There are:

  • 52 Elementary schools
  • 18 Middle schools
  •   2 Charter schools
  • 17 High schools
  • 20 Private schools

Housing in Fayetteville represents the Nation’s 3rd most affordable housing market, with average home prices at $130,875.

Fayetteville’s workforce is greater in health care and social assistance, accommodation and food services, retail trade and educational services, but with access to affordable and distance learning as well as community colleges and universities, there is increasing growth in the workforce in the sciences and technology industries.

By population, Fayetteville is the 6th largest municipality in the State.  It is a city with a highly diverse population of over 208,000 residents in addition to a military population of some 55,000 soldiers and dependents, whose payroll alone adds over $9.8 billion to the regional economy.  It is a virtual melting pot of skills, traditions, backgrounds and cultures and where companies such as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, one of the largest tire producing factories in the world chooses to do business. 

Fayetteville has a growing and vibrant downtown where year-round events are held that includes the Dogwood Festival, North Carolina Field of Honors Day; Fayetteville After 5; International Folk Festival; Blues and Brews and Dickens Holiday.  For additional information on the City of Fayetteville “A great City to Live and to do Business” click Here