Charlottesville Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Charlottesville trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Charlottesville is in Virginia with Fairfax County to the northeast, Richmond and Henrico County to the southeast, Roanoke to the west, Harrisonburg to the northwest.

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 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

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 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Large furniture, appliances, tree limbs and other large or bulky items that cannot fit in a trash container. 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Automotive parts, hazardous waste, and contractor spoils are not accepted for large item pickup. For such items, please consult the Rivana Solid Waste Authority’s Ivy Materials Ulitization Center.

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 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Charlottesville?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:—City-of-Charlottesville—Jan-22-2020-PDF?bidId=

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00am. 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]

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