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Harrisonburg Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Harrisonburg is in Virginia with Winchester to the north, Staunton and Roanoke to the southwest, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Henrico County to the southeast.

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.

Harrisonburg Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s trash collection schedule.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

New Year’s Day – Observed (Monday, January 2, 2024)

  • Refuse for Monday, January 2 will be collected on Tuesday, January 3.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, January 2.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Refuse for Monday, January 16 will be collected on Tuesday, January 17. 
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, January 16.

President’s Day

  • Refuse for Monday, February 20 will be collected on Tuesday, February 21.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, February 20.

Spring Holiday (Friday, April 7, 2024)

  • Refuse for Friday, April 7 will be collected on a Friday, April 7 as scheduled.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Friday, April 7.

Memorial Day

  • Refuse for Monday, May 29 will be collected on Tuesday, May 30. 
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, May 29.

Juneteenth

  • Refuse for Monday, June 19 will be collected on Tuesday, June 20.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, June 19.

Independence Day

  • Refuse collection for Tuesday, July 4 will be collected on Wednesday, July 5.
  • There will be no bullk or yard debris collection on Wednesday, July 5.  Please hold until next collection date of July 19.

Labor Day

  • Refuse for Monday, September 4 will be collected on Tuesday, September 5.  
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, September 4.

Veterans Day

  • Refuse for Friday, November 10 will be collected on Friday, November 10 as scheduled.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11.

Thanksgiving Day

  • Refuse for Thursday, November 23 will be collected on Wednesday, November 22.
  • There will be no bullk or yard debris collection on Wednesday, November 22.  Please hold until next collection of December 13.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Thursday, November 23.

Friday after Thanksgiving

  • Refuse for Friday, November 24 will be collected on a Friday, November 24 as scheduled.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25.

Christmas Eve – Observed (Monday, December 25, 2024)

  • Refuse for Monday, December 25 will be collected on Wednesday, December 27.  
  • There will be no bullk or yard debris collection on Wednesday, December 27.  Please hold until next collection of January 10.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday December 26.

Christmas Day – Observed (Tuesday, December 26, 2024)

  • Refuse for Tuesday, December 26 will be collected on Wednesday, December 27.
  • There will be no bulk or yard debris collection on Wednesday, December 27.  Please hold until next collection of January 10.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26.

New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1, 2024)

  • Refuse for Monday, January 1 will be collected on Tuesday, January 2.
  • The Recycling Convenience Center and Mobile Unit will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Harrisonburg Trash Collection Map

Harrisonburg Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The City of Harrisonburg collects bulk and yard debris/leaves twice a month. These pickup days will be determined by your regular trash day

My regular trash day is onThen my yard debris and bulk pick up day is:
Monday or Thursday:1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Tuesday or Friday:2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
 If there is a 5th Wednesday of the month, there are no pickups.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Large items not taken on your normal trash day.

Please check Alternatives for unwanted items on the Harrisonburg website.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Please check Alternatives for unwanted items on Harrisonburg website

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 Harrisonburg and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Residents are responsible for taking their own, presorted, recyclable materials to the center or mobile unit. Once at the drop-off location, the items will need to be placed into the appropriately labeled container. An attendant will be on-site to provide assistance. Click here for more information about recyling.

Recycling Convenience Center 
2055 Beery Road, Harrisonburg, VA

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday*
8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday
8:00am-noon

*Closed for city holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Harrisonburg?

The City of Harrisonburg collects bulk and yard debris/leaves twice a month. These pickup days will be determined by your regular trash day

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash map and enter your service address in the search box.

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 Harrisonburg Public Works Department?

Public Works
Phone: 540-434-5928
Email: [email protected]

City Hall 
General Information: 540-432-7701

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Harrisonburg 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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