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Garbage Disposal

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Residential Garbage may be taken to any of the county's Recycling Centers (Follow this link for hours and locations). Residential garbage does NOT include construction or demolition material such as wood and carpet waste or commercial waste. These items must be taken to the Gaston County Landfill on Philadelphia Church Rd. in Dallas, NC.


Garbage disposal in Gaston County is financed through a Pay as You Throw program. This means that you are charged based on the amount of garbage you throw away. You can avoid paying for disposal by separating you recyclables from your garbage.

A 12 inch stack of newspapers or 1 bag of recyclables equal in size to your garbage bag = $2 credit for each bag of recycled materials towards disposal of bagged garbage. Credit is limited to $8.00 per trip.

1-10 Bags of Garbage $4
11 or More Bags $8
Small Load Pick-up Truck $4
Large Load Pick-up Truck $8
Trailers Larger than Pick-up      $16
Mattress or Box Springs $4 each
TV's $4 each
Computer Monitors $4 each
Tires (off rims) No Charge
Tires (on rims) $3 each
Appliances No Charge  













Cash is NOT accepted for disposal at the recycling centers. A Garbcard is required for disposal of residential garbage. No cash is accepted at the Recycling Centers. Garbcards can be purchased from these Garbcard Vendors