Bulk Item Pickup
Beginning March 1, 2021, the City of Lowell will stop collecting bulk trash on a weekly schedule and will begin collecting on a quarterly schedule.
Bulk Trash Pick Up Policy
Lowell provides quarterly curbside collection at residential homes of items that are too large, heavy or bulky to fit in the City garbage cart for normal garbage pickup. Please keep in mind this program is intended for pick-up of customary residential items and is not intended for removal of commercial/contractor items or remnant items from home renovation projects. There will be no brush collection during Bulk Pickup Week.
Bulk will be collected by the City 4 times a year during the months of January, April, July, and October.
Click here for the 2022 schedule of collecting bulk items.
Bulk items may be placed at the curb any time after 5 p.m. the day before your normal trash pickup day so long as they are out by 6:30 a.m. on your pickup day. Items that are placed at the curb outside of this time frame will be subject to a solid waste fine.
- Please DO NOT mix these items with limbs, leaves, or grass.
- Please DO NOT place any items in the street.
- Please DO NOT obstruct the sidewalk with items.
- Please DO NOT place these items on top of water meters or utility boxes.
Place items behind the curb and away from trees, parked vehicles, mailboxes or other obstructions.
Furniture: The City of Lowell will collect chairs, beds, mattresses and springs, sofas, bedroom/household furniture, and patio furniture.
Other Items: Swing sets, grills, lawn mowers (drained of gas / oil), bikes, bagged trash, glass except for windows. All glass must be taped with the shape of a X.
E-Waste: Electronic waste is anything with a computer circuit board (cell phones, computers, radios, television, etc.). E-waste can be taken to all of the Gaston County Convenience/Recycling Centers. Click here for a list of the locations. For more information, please call the Gaston County Recycling Hotline at (704) 922-7729.
Debris Resulting From Construction, Demolition or Repair: The City does not collect debris resulting from construction, demolition, or home repair such as: toilets, sinks, bathtubs, roof shingles, carpet, bricks, or lumber. It shall be the duty of the property owner or contractor to dispose of debris resulting from the construction, remodeling, demolition, or repair of buildings. No material from land clearing will be picked up by the City.
Also note that the City does not pick up automobile parts, tires, batteries, paints and liquids, or pool chemicals. This material must be taken to the Gaston County Landfill located at 3155 Philadelphia Church Rd Dallas, NC 28034.
Appliances: The City of Lowell does not collect appliances such as stoves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, trash compactors, and hot water heaters. North Carolina State Law now prohibits the dumping of appliances in landfills. This law also requires that businesses who sell appliances charge an appliance disposal fee to cover the cost of the appliance. Citizens are encouraged to allow the business selling the new appliance to dispose of the old one.
The City of Lowell does not collect any hazardous or toxic waste. All hazardous waste must be taken to the Gaston County Landfill located at 3155 Philadelphia Church Rd Dallas, NC 28034.
As a reminder, if you have more than a half pick-up truck load of debris that needs to be disposed of, you can request the use of the City’s loaner dump truck. The City loaner truck is not to be filled with any debris from commercial contractors. You must have an active water account with us and a truck request form will need to be completed at City Hall. For more information on pricing and this program, please call City Hall at 704-824-3518. Press option #1 for Customer Service. Loaner Truck Rental Form
If you have any questions about your pick-up items or acceptable bulk waste quantities, please call 704-824-3518, Option #1.