Lancaster Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Lancaster is in Pennsylvania with Syracuse to the north, Baltimore to the south, Philadelphia to the east, and Pittsburgh 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 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

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 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

One oversized item each week, items include: sofas, stuffed chairs, furniture, mattress and box spring sets, or a roll of carpet no longer than 4 foot wide.

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

One over-sized item may be substituted for two trash containers.

Large 96-gallon curb carts are available from the City’s hauler for an additional fee of $6/month, collected directly by the hauler. A curb cart is equivalent to three regulation trash containers.

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.

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5:00am. 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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