2024 Updates: Next Holiday is President's Day on Monday Feb 19th

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

We’re here to help you find the Portsmouth trash pickup schedule for 2024 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 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, click here for the Portsmouth Trash and Recycling Collection Route Map.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

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

HOLIDAY OBSERVED TRASH/RECYCLING YARD WASTE 
New Year’s DayMon 1/2/23Mon combined with Tues N/A
Martin Luther King/Civil Rights DayMon, 1/16/23No changeN/A
President’s DayMon, 2/20/23No changeN/A
Good Friday (Half Day)Fri, 4/7/23No changeN/A
Memorial DayMon, 5/29/23Mon combined with TuesMon/Tues cancelled
Independence DayTues, 7/4/23Tues combined with Wed Tues/Wed cancelled
Labor DayMon, 9/4/23Mon combined with TuesMon/Tues cancelled
Indigenous Peoples DayMon, 10/9/23No changeMon cancelled
Veteran’s DayFri, 11/10/23No changeFri cancelled
ThanksgivingThu, 11/23/23Thurs combined with Wed on 11/22Wed/Th/Fri cancelled
Christmas Day (observed)Mon, 12/25/23Mon combined with Tues 12/26N/A

Portsmouth Trash Collection Map

Portsmouth Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

You may call (603) 427-1530 to schedule curbside bulky waste collection for a fee.

  • Public Works will schedule date(s) for collection of specified materials
  • Fees must be paid in advance of collection date
  • Place the specified material(s) curbside no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the evening before the scheduled pick-up date but no later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of pick-up
  • Materials must be separated from weekly trash placed curbside, as directed by the Department of Public Works and in accord with the solid waste ordinance. 

Bulky waste will be collected on the following designated weeks of the month: 

  • 1st week:  upholstered furniture, mixed material
  • 2nd week:  appliances and other scrap metal (including freon containing units, such as refrigerators)
  • 3rd week:  tires, TVs, computers and other electronics
  • 4th week:  wood furniture and wood scraps (clean, painted & treated wood, pallets, etc.)

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Box Springs
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Mattress
  • Propane Tank (20 lbs. or larger)
  • Tire
  • Upholstered Furniture 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household garbage
  • Hazardous waste
  • 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 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

It is mandatory to recycle. For details of the recycling program and services click here

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Portsmouth?

Please call (603) 427-1530 to schedule curbside bulky waste collection for a fee.

Bulky waste will be collected on the following designated weeks of the month: 

  • 1st week:  upholstered furniture, mixed material
  • 2nd week:  appliances and other scrap metal (including freon containing units, such as refrigerators)
  • 3rd week:  tires, TVs, computers and other electronics
  • 4th week:  wood furniture and wood scraps (clean, painted & treated wood, pallets, etc.)

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 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 03801

Hours:
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Phone:
(603) 427-1530

Fax:
(603) 427-1539

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