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

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

The City of Lancaster is in Pennsylvania with Manheim to the north, Reading and Allentown to the northeast, Baltimore to the south, Philadelphia to the east, and Middletown 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.

Lancaster Trash Collection Calendar 2024

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

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independance Day
  • Christmas Day

If your collection day falls on or after a holiday, your collection day moves one day back.

If a holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day will not change.

Lancaster Trash Collection Map

Lancaster Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The city allows each residential unit to set out one oversized item each week, which then limits the set out to four trash containers for that week.

An oversized item can be no heavier than what two men can lift and load into a trash truck.

If in doubt, contact the Solid Waste Hotline at [email protected] or (717) 291-4744.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Sofas,
  • Stuffed chairs
  • Furniture
  • Mattress and box spring sets
  • A roll of carpet no longer than 4 foot wide

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Electronics: Televisions and Computers, Liquid Grease/Oil from Home Fryers,
  • Textiles: Clean, unwanted and unusable textiles, such as clothing, bedding, towels, shoes and accessories, Office Paper.
  • Large appliances including: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water coolers, clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, and microwaves. These will not be collected with weekly trash. The city offers a monthly collection program for these items.
  • Bricks, Blocks, Concrete, Rock, Gravel, and Dirt
  • Hazardous Material
  • Auto parts
  • Tires
  • Construction material
  • Move-Outs

Lancaster Junk Removal Companies

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

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

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

You can verify your recycling day by calling Solid Waste at (717) 291-4744.

More information about the city’s recycling program can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Lancaster bulk trash pickup?

The city allows each residential unit to set out one oversized item each week, which then limits the set out to four trash containers for that week.

If in doubt, contact the Solid Waste Hotline at [email protected] or (717) 291-4744.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, visit the city’s trash collection map.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Lancaster Solid Waste & Recycling?

Phone:(717) 291-4744
Email: [email protected]
Address: 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17608

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