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Charlottesville Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Charlottesville trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Charlottesville is in Virginia with Fredericksburg to the northeast, Richmond and Henrico County to the south, Lynchburg and Roanoke to the southwest, and Staunton to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Charlottesville Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, view the Citywide Trash Collection Schedule Map to confirm the schedule for your street.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Trash and recycling will not be collected on these holidays.

Services will resume on the next working day and continue a day behind through the rest of the week, including Saturday.

If Independence Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day fall on a weekend, this schedule may vary.  Details will be put in a press release and posted to the City’s News webpage as well as posted to the City’s Online Calendar with all other closing information. 

Charlottesville Trash Collection Map

Charlottesville Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The City of Charlottesville offers fee-based curbside Large Item Pickup and other bulky items that cannot fit in a trash container. Residential addresses receiving City-operated curbside trash and recycling collection are eligible for this service.

Free Bulky Waste collection of Tires, Furniture, Mattresses, and Appliances is offered periodically by the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority at their Ivy Materials Utilization Center. Please check the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Bulky Waste Amnesty Days webpage for more information.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Tree limbs
  • other large or bulky items that cannot fit in a trash container.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Automotive parts
  • Hazardous waste
  • Contractor spoils

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Charlottesville and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Charlottesville?

Fill out the online form to schedule a collection of large household items and/or brush/limbs, or call 434-970-3830 to arrange a pickup date.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, view the Citywide Trash Collection Schedule Map.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Charlottesville Public Service Division?

Phone: 434-970-3830
Email:  [email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Charlottesville trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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