Garbage Collection

The Town of Forest City contracts with Republic Services for garbage collection services. Everyone within the city limits is required to have garbage collection.

Garbage is collected once a week. Residences and small businesses are billed for 1 cart. You can request up to 3 carts for additional fees. Large businesses and industries are provided with dumpsters.

Carts must be rolled out to the roadside by 7:00 AM on the day of collection. The town asks that all carts be removed from the roadside after collection in order to maintain safety and tidiness.

For questions such as size of dumpster needed and what day garbage is collected in each area of the town, please call Republic Services at 828-245-1641.

For questions concerning rates or problems with the collection, please call our customer services clerk at 828-245-0148 or email