Trash Removal Made Easy

We’ll do the dirty work, so you don’t have to.

When it comes to reliable and affordable waste collection services, there are many ways to say it. But around here, we just say Trash Control Residential.

We’re your local choice for curbside trash disposal in Monroe, NC, and the surrounding areas of Union County, NC, and Lancaster County, SC. We offer affordable and dependable trash pick-up services to homeowners, homeowner associations, and property managers.

As a locally owned and operated company, we focus on fostering long-term relationships with our customers. We understand that everyone’s waste disposal needs are different, so we offer a variety of service options to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Simplify your trash services with Trash Control Residential for a seamless and uniform waste disposal solution. We’ll take care of everything from pickup and hauling to recycling and disposal. So you can focus on what’s important: enjoying your home and community.

Garbage Truck offloading residential garbage at Union County NC transfer station. From here it is transferred to the landfill.

Our Garbage Services

Weekly Residential Garbage Pickup

Trash Control Residential offers weekly curbside garbage pickup services for homeowners. Our service includes a 95-gallon trash cart that can accommodate up to 10 regular kitchen trash bags. Simply place your cart at the curb on your scheduled collection day, and our team will take care of the rest.

Only household trash is accepted.

The following items are expressly prohibited:

  • Hazardous waste: batteries, chemicals, electronics, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, lead-acid batteries, medical waste, oil, paint, and propane tanks
  • Medical waste: bandages, needles, syringes, and soiled dressings
  • Electronics: devices that contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium
  • Fluorescent bulbs: bulbs that contain mercury, a toxic metal that can damage the nervous system
  • Propane tanks: pressurized tanks that can explode if not handled properly
  • Whole tires: tires that can take hundreds of years to decompose and create breeding grounds for mosquitoes
  • Construction and demolition debris: materials that may contain hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead

Please dispose of these items properly to protect the environment and human health.

We offer flexible waste collection solutions to meet your needs. In addition to emptying your designated container, we also offer the following services:

  • Extra cart collection: We can collect an extra cart for a nominal fee of $5 per occurrence.
  • Outside item collection: We can collect items outside of your cart for an additional fee.

To arrange either of these services, please contact our office. We appreciate your trust in our waste collection solutions.

Recycling Service

We offer a bi-weekly recycling collection service with a 95-gallon cart, making it easy to contribute to a sustainable future. Our dedicated truck and team ensure that your recycling is collected efficiently and on time. Contact us today to check availability and be part of the movement towards a greener community.

Recycling is one of the easiest ways to help the environment. It reduces pollution, conserves natural resources, and saves energy. By recycling, you can also help to create jobs and support the local economy.

This guide provides information on what materials can and cannot be recycled in residential areas. It also includes tips on how to prepare your recyclables for pickup.

What can I recycle?

The following materials are generally accepted for curbside recycling:

  • Metal: aluminum beverage cans, steel food and beverage cans, empty aerosol cans
  • Plastics: #1-#7 plastic containers and bottles with necks smaller than their bases
  • Paper, paperboard, and cardboard: food boxes, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, paperboard packaging, office paper, newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, and brochures, envelopes and junk mail, paper bags, phone books, and other soft cover books.

Tips for preparing your recyclables:

  • Remove caps or lids.
  • Rinse out any food or beverage residue.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes.
  • Keep recyclables clean and dry.

What can’t I recycle?

The following materials are generally not accepted for curbside recycling:

  • Chemical/pesticide containers
  • Electronics
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Glass bottles or jars
  • Window glass or mirrors
  • Plastic furniture, hose reels, toys, etc…
  • Plastic bags
  • Garden hoses
  • Soiled pizza boxes

These materials may be recyclable in other ways, such as through drop-off programs or special collections.

Tips for reducing your waste:

In addition to recycling, there are other things you can do to reduce your waste, such as:

  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste.
  • Bring your own reusable bags when you shop.
  • Repair items instead of throwing them away.
  • Compost food scraps and yard waste.
  • Donate unwanted items to charity.

By following these tips, you can help to make a difference for the environment.

Valet Trash & Waste Pickup

Rolling your garbage to the curb can be a hassle, especially if you live in a large apartment complex or have mobility issues. That's why we offer valet garbage collection service. For an additional fee, we provide a 95-gallon cart and weekly curbside pickup. Simply place your cart outside your door by a certain time each week, and we'll take care of the rest. Our valet garbage collection service is convenient and hassle-free.

Trash Control Residential valet garbage service costs an additional $20 per month.

This service includes weekly pickup of your trash and recycling from your doorstep.

Here are some of the benefits of Trash Control Residential valet garbage service:

  • Convenience: You don’t have to worry about taking your trash and recycling bins to the curb or driveway. We’ll take care of it for you.
  • Reliability: We’ll pick up your trash and recycling bins on time, every week.
  • Peace of mind: You can rest assured that your trash and recycling will be disposed of properly.

If you’re looking for a convenient and reliable way to dispose of your trash and recycling, Trash Control Residential valet garbage service is a great option.

We understand that not everyone needs valet trash service every week. That’s why Trash Control Residential offers a flexible service that allows you to schedule valet trash service only when you need it.

For a fee of $7 per occurrence, we’ll pick up your trash and recycling bins from your doorstep. You can schedule a one-time valet trash pickup or set up a recurring schedule for every now and then.

To schedule valet trash service, please contact Trash Control Residential at (704) 389-0740.

Junk Removal Service

Need to get rid of bulky items like mattresses or furniture? Don't waste your time or money trying to lug them away yourself. Our convenient and affordable bulky item removal services make it easy to declutter your space. Simply give us a call for a customized quote, and we'll take care of the rest. We're licensed and insured, and our rates are typically lower than those of traditional junk removal companies. Contact us today to schedule a hassle-free removal and get your space back!

Disclaimer: This is a general guide and prices may vary depending on the specific items being collected. To be sure, please contact Trash Control Residential for a firm quotation for removal. A photo of the items to be collected is required.

Acceptable Bulk Waste Items: (This guide is for one item only, there would be discounting available for multiple items.)


  • Air conditioners – Window units only not to exceed 45 lbs. – $50.00
  • Appliances (residential stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, washers, dryers); must be empty; refrigerators/freezers – $125.00 per item
  • Basketball goal (portable) – Remove concrete base & dismantle; concrete will not be collected – $60.00 per item
  • Bed and bed frames – Dismantled – $50.00
  • Bicycles – $25.00 per item
  • Carpet/floor coverings- Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; Up to 4- rolls accepted (max. 25-lbs each) – $35.00
  • Couches/Chairs – $125.00 per item
  • Computers – $25.00 per item
  • China cabinet hutches – Empty; tape any glass – $120.00 per item
  • Desks/Dressers – Empty – $50.00 per item
  • Entertainment centers – Empty; tape any glass – $60.00 per item
  • Fencing – Remove or flatten protruding nails; limited to 45 lbs. – $35.00 for one bundle
  • Fireplace inserts – Remove bricks (no bricks collected) – $25.00 per insert
  • Garbage cans – $10.00 per can
  • Glass doors, windows, table inserts – Using tape, make an X over the glass and place at curbside – $40.00 per item.
  • Grills – Remove propane tanks; 45 lbs. or less. No commercial grills. – $50.00 per item
  • Lawnmowers – Remove gasoline and battery, if applicable. – $35.00 per item
  • Linoleum – Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; Up to 4- rolls accepted (max. 10 lbs each) No Asbestos- $50.00
  • Mattresses – $50.00 per mattress
  • Patio furniture – $40.00 per item.
  • Play sets/swing sets- Remove concrete base and dismantle, remove or flatten nails – $125.00 per item
  • Plumbing materials – $20 per item
  • Plywood & paneling – No larger than 1 in. thick x 4 ft. x 4 ft. – $50.00
  • Space heaters, oil, and kerosene heaters; Must be emptied – $50 per item
  • Televisions – no consoles – weight limit 45 lbs. – $50.00 per item
  • Toys (large) – $10 per toy
  • Windows- Tape all glass – not to exceed 45 lbs. – $45.00 per item

Please note: Trash Control Residential requires a photo of the items to be collected in order to provide a firm quotation for removal.

How to Schedule a Bulk Item Pickup from Trash Control Residential:

  1. Call Trash Control Residential at (704) 389-0740.
  2. Text a picture of the bulk items you need picked up to Trash Control Residential.
  3. Receive a firm quote for the pickup.
  4. Pay for the pickup.
  5. Schedule a pickup date and time that is compatible with everyone’s schedule.

Once you have completed these steps, Trash Control Residential will send a team to your home to pick up your bulk items on the scheduled date and time.

For Those Who Do Not Need Weekly Garbage Service

On Call Garbage Service

Customer calling to schedule her Union County garbage service. She does not have regular weekly service. Instead, she uses Trash Control Residential's On call garbage service

Do you need garbage pickup less than once a week? Our on-call garbage collection service is perfect for you! Simply call us to schedule a pickup at your convenience. We’ll pick up your compatible trash cart on our next route servicing your area.

Benefits of On-Call Garbage Collection:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Pay only for the pickups you need
  • Convenient curbside pickup
  • No need to sign a contract

To get started with on-call garbage collection, simply contact us today for rates and more information.

Why Choose Us?

Here are a few features that set us apart.

Locally Owned

We are a locally owned garbage disposal company that is committed to providing its customers with the best possible service and supporting the community. We offer a number of benefits that larger, national chains can't match, including better customer service, more competitive pricing, more flexible scheduling, and a greater commitment to sustainability.

No Contracts

Tired of being locked into a long-term contract with your garbage service provider? Switch to Trash Control Residential today and enjoy the freedom to cancel anytime! We offer reliable, affordable residential garbage service with no contracts required. That means you can cancel your service at any time, without any hassle or penalty.

No Added Fees

Are you looking for garbage service that is transparent and easy to understand? Our invoices are designed to be clear and concise, with no additional fees such as "environmental" or "fuel" surcharges. Your costs are straightforward and predictable, giving you peace of mind and eliminating any surprises on your bill.

GPS Routing

Choose our efficient waste collection services for reliable and advanced waste management solutions. With GPS-enabled routing and real-time updates, we keep you informed every step of the way. Trust us to deliver excellence in waste disposal.

Service Notifications

Our convenient email notifications help you stay on top of your waste collection schedule. Get timely reminders to put your cart out for service and get notified when our team has completed the collection, so you can retrieve your cart.

Prompt Response

We are committed to providing you with the best garbage service possible. If you ever have any issues, we will take immediate action to resolve them promptly. Our dedicated team is responsive and proactive, and we will work swiftly to address any concerns or challenges you may encounter. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we will go above and beyond to ensure a quick resolution and deliver the level of service you deserve.

Our Service Area

Listed below are the areas that we service. 

Altan – Buford – Fairview – Indian Trail – Jaars – Jackson – Lancaster – Marshville – Mineral Springs – Monroe – New Salem – Peachland – Tradesville – Unionville – Waxhaw – Weddington – Wesley Chapel – Wingate

Got Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to our customer care team.

Trash Control Residential is excited to offer you weekly curbside collection of your household trash. We offer dependability and quality with outstanding customer support.

Fill out the quote request form and someone from our office will email over a quote for our services for your address and get you on your way to becoming a Trash Control Residential customer.

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Trash Control Residential

PO Box 218

Waxhaw, NC 28173