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

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

The City of Portsmouth is in New Hampshire with Dover to the northwest, Portland to the northeast, Boston to the south, Manchester 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.

Portsmouth Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/solid-waste-recycling/waste-collection-schedule

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

If the holiday is not listed, waste and recyclables are collected on your regular collection day.

-New Year’s Day

-Memorial Day

-Independence Day

-Labor Day

-Thanksgiving Day

-Christmas Day

Portsmouth Trash Collection Map

Portsmouth Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/solid-waste-recycling/waste-collection-schedule#bulky

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

-Box Springs
-Clothes Dryer
 -Clothes Washer
 -Propane Tank (20 lbs. or larger)
 -Upholstered Furniture 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Household garbage, hazardous waste and building material.

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 Portsmouth 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: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/solid-waste-recycling/waste-collection-schedule#curbside

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Portsmouth?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/solid-waste-recycling/waste-collection-schedule#bulky

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/solid-waste-recycling/waste-collection-schedule

What time does trash collection start?

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

How can I contact the Portsmouth Public Works Department?

680 Peverly Hill Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


(603) 427-1530


(603) 427-1539

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