Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

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Clayton Public Works:
919-553-1541 (Fax)

Questions ​about your bill?

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Star Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Schedule

Just search for your street name and remember, everything - garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk waste will all be collected on the same day! How convenient! Remember to get your cart to the curb the night before!

Please DO NOT PUT PLASTIC BAGS in your recycling cart! Throw everything in loose - bottles, can, paper - as long as it's dry and fairly clean - it can all be sorted at the plant.  But plastic grocery bags can clog the sorting machines, so KEEP OUT PLASTIC BAGS! 

Interested in recycling electronics?  There are more options in our area than you think.  By law, you are not allowed to throw electronics in the garbage. Check out your alternatives to clear out the clutter!

LOOSE LEAF SEASON: Our vacuum collection always runs Oct. 1 to Jan. 31st 
If you're containerizing your leaves: All Star IS enforcing our Town Ordinance:
NO BLACK BAGS and NO YARD WASTE EXCEEDING a 6X6X3 VOLUME (that includes bags)! 

Keep leaf season simple - All Star offers an amazing solution! To make yard waste more efficient for everyone, you can purchase a brown, 95-gallon "YARD WASTE ONLY" cart for a low price of $60! This is 50% off retail! All Star will service the containers every week at NO additional charge. CALL or TEXT All Star at 919-989-1562 if you have questions OR if you’d like to order one of these new yard waste containers! The yard waste carts are yours to keep once purchased! The $60 cost may not be available when All Star needs to order more. 

With All Star, you enjoy WEEKLY yard waste on the same day as garbage/recycling collection. 

USE ONLY CLEAR YARD WASTE BAGS: BLACK BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED!! (Black bags are still acceptable for kitchen garbage, they are NOT acceptable for lawn and leaf debris). It’s a matter of efficiency and avoiding confusion. All Star is collecting garbage, recycling, yard waste AND bulk items on the SAME day – that’s a lot of trash and debris at the curb for All Star drivers to sort through. They need to see clearly and quickly that those yard waste bags at the curb are indeed leaves and not other trash (each All Star truck picks up a different waste – one is for garbage, one for recycling and one for yard waste only.) You can still rake leaves to the street during our 4-month loose leaf pick-up season that starts Oct. 1st, you are welcome to put loose leaves in Rubbermaid-like containers or bins all year long (as long as they are no bigger than 50 gallons and don’t weigh more than 40 lbs.), or you can purchase an new All Star Yard Waste container for just $60 for weekly emptying.  But if you enjoy bagging leaves, PLEASE, THEY MUST BE IN CLEAR bags from now on!  Clear yard waste bags are available at:

and more stores to come! 

6X6X3 WEEKLY LIMIT: All Star follows our 6X6X3 ordinance rule, which states that IN TOTAL you cannot have more than the equivalent of a 6 ft. long, 6 ft. deep, 3 ft. volume of yard waste at the curb. Yes, you can have loose piles of limbs (cut to the correct sizes), you can have CLEAR bags of leaves AND you can have containerized yard waste – you CAN have it all - but TOGETHER their total volume must not exceed the 6x6x3 limit each week.

Yard waste that is not prepared properly will NOT be collected, but All Star WILL leave a wire tag so you know why! 

NOT IN THE STREET!: Our ordinance has always clearly stated that yard waste should not be set in the street. It can wash down and clog up storm drains AND it can cause traffic hazards. Please set your yard waste piles, bags or containers just back from the curb...NOT in the roadway. Because All Star will be collecting yard waste consistently every week, you don't have to worry about yard waste sitting on your grass or out for weeks. Setting your yard waste out in the street can result in fines.  

Limbs are NOT picked up by a giant machine with a claw - they're picked up by a person with their hands. That job is almost impossible when your piles are a massive, tangled mess.  Please follow these regulations when placing out your limbs and try to picture whether a human being could actually pick them up and get them into the back of a truck.  Limbs have to be cut a specific size and piles also need to be kept a specific size!

  • Limbs up to 4” in diameter can't be longer than 6 feet.
  • Limbs wider than 4” in diameter need to be cut into lengths of 2 feet or less.
  • Limbs greater than 10” in diameter will not be collected.
  • A pile of correctly cut limbs should be no more than 6-ft deep from the curb, 6-ft wide and 3-ft high. That's approximately 4 cubic yards picked up every week.  If you have multiple piles, the volume of ALL piles can not TOTAL more than the allowed 6X6X3 dimensions. In other words - we allow customers to create multiple piles if that's convenient for them, but if you were to throw all those piles together in one big pile - that pile can not exceed 6X6X3 or roughly 4 cubic yards.
  • ​If you have more limbs out than the dimensions above, NONE of it will be collected—you will receive a notice from All Star that your pile is out of compliance. If you do bring your pile into compliance, they'll pick it up the following week. If you do not, you'll be charged a fee for the yard debris to be picked up. 
  • Avoid the fee by simply placing the allowed amount of limbs at the curb over the course of a few weeks.​

 Tommy "Trash" and his team at All Star collect your garbage, recycling, yard waste & bulk items

Learn more about his services here. 


  • All garbage and recycling must fit inside your cart - we still are trying to avoid overflowing carts.
  • You MUST put out your cart the NIGHT before your pick-up day. All Star will start no earlier than 7 a.m., but as they transition to serving Clayton, we cannot predict what exact time each day they will arrive. It will always vary, so to be safe ALWAYS put your carts out the NIGHT BEFORE!
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS in recycling!
  • Your garbage goes to the Johnston County landfill, and your recycling will go to the Waste Management recycling facility in Raleigh. 
  • Yard waste must be bagged in CLEAR plastic bags so drivers can tell it apart from bulky items, which will now be collected each week.

at 919-989-1562

  • Everything (garbage, recycling, yard waste & bulk items) are ALL be picked up WEEKLY on the SAME DAY!
  • Help All Star be more efficient - PLEASE ONLY roll out your recycling cart when it's more than half-full! Pick-up is EVERY week now!
  • We WILL be enforcing the rule that as always stated that leaves MUST be in CLEAR plastic bags. 
  • We will also be enforcing the rule that states that all yard waste TOGETHER, whether bagged, containerized or cut into piles, must not exceed 6 ft. long X 6 ft. wide X 3 ft. tall each week.  

WHAT CAN I RECYCLE? All paper (except carbon paper), cardboard (broken down, please), milk jugs, juice cartons, plastic bottles, detergent bottles, yogurt/ butter tubs, aluminum cans, soup cans, phone books and paperback books, all glass

WHAT CAN NOT BE RECYCLED? Plastic bags (grocery bags, trash bags, bread bags), clothes hangers, Styrofoam (cups or egg cartons), drink cups (like  red SOLO cups), cellophane, bubble wrap, peanut packaging, sticky tape, tissues, paper towels, food, hard bound books (because of glue in the binder), meat trays, oiled pizza boxes, rubber garden hoses, anything with food on it, any electronics like TVs or computers (drop them off FREE to Johnston County convenience sites also listed here Check out your alternatives to clear out the clutter!

Seasonal Loose Leaf Pickup (Oct. 1–Jan. 31)

Between October 1st and January 31st, All Star performs curbside vacuum collection of loose leaves. This service is provided the next business day following your regularly scheduled trash day.  If your trash service day is Monday, leaves will be collected on Tuesday; those with trash service on Friday will have leaves removed on Monday.  During the peak season there may be times the volume of leaves is SO great or the leaves are SO wet that this schedule may be off by a day or two. Leaves only!  Please make sure your piles are free of rocks, sticks, dirt and debris.  These can clog up the machines, cause damage and delay this great service!  Leaves should be placed behind the curb, not in the gutter or in the drainage ditch.  You also have the option to bag your leaves or place them in a cart (no bigger than 50 gallons please!) and they’ll be picked up on your regular yard waste day ALL YEAR LONG.

Large Item Pick-ups

With All Star, you do NOT need to call to request a special pick-up for bulk items.  Bulk Waste is any item too big to go in your garbage carts or extra bags that can’t fit.  All Star will pick up 1 or 2 bulk items ONCE A WEEK SAME DAY as garbage! Bulk items include:

  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Large tables/desks
  • Sofas and recliners
  • Tires
  • Extra bags of trash
  • Sinks, toilets (in one piece)
  • Furniture: dresser, chest, headboards, etc.
  • Appliances (white goods): refrigerators, dryers, water heaters, washers, etc.

NO Carpet or Construction/Demolition Debris

If you put an excessive amount of bulk items (more than 2 smaller items, or 1 large item per week) or you put out  household hazardous waste (paint, oil, etc.), All Star will not collect them. Drivers will leave you a door hanger that explains whether they simply cannot pick up the item at all, or if they CAN pick it up, but would need to charge an extra fee. They’ll take a picture and send that to the Town, and we will advise you before collecting and adding the fee to your next monthly utility bill.  Click here to see the fees for Large Item Pick-Ups

Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Yes, we pick them up! They are picked up on your regular yard waste day.  Just place them at the edge of your yard, not in the curb, and PLEASE make sure you’ve removed all lights, ornaments and other decorations first!

Cart Repairs

Has your trash or recycling cart lost a wheel or is it missing a lid?  We may be able to repair it or get you a new one, just CALL or TEXT All Star at 919-989-1562.

Additional Carts

Need an extra cart?  Order an additional recycling or trash cart by calling 919-553-5002. And if you're interested in getting a yard waste cart, you can order now, CALL or TEXT All Star at 919-989-1562.

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