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

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

The City of Roanoke is in Virginia with Pittsburgh to the north, Charlottesville to the northeast, Salem to the northwest, Greensboro to the south, Lynchburg to the east, and Blacksburg 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.

Roanoke Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s trash collection website and enter your address in the search box.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Please check here for a possible change to your collection schedule based on the city-observed holidays.

Roanoke Trash Collection Map

Roanoke Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The City of Roanoke offers free bulk & brush collection for residential customers on a weekly basis.

Small brush piles: If the pile can be picked up with two hands, please place it in your Big Blue (dark blue) container.

Large brush piles: Piles up to 6’x6’x6’ should be placed at the curb.

A maximum of three bulk items can be set out for collection each week.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Furniture & bulky items

  • Couch, sofa bed, chair, table, buffet, bed, dresser, etc.
  • Box spring/mattress
  • Floor/table lamps, framed picture/mirror
  • Home office furniture
  • Children’s crib, change table, playpen, stroller, car seat, etc.
  • Children’s bulky outdoor plastic toys (riding toy, playhouse, etc.)
  • Wood pallet
  • Tires

Large appliances containing refrigerant

Refrigerators*, freezers*, air conditioners & dehumidifiers are accepted only if they are tagged by an air conditioning contractor or other licensed technician certifying the Freon® gas has been removed.

*Refrigerators and freezers have an airtight seal that is a potential safety hazard if there are children playing in the area. Remove the door or lid to eliminate this threat.

Metal items

  • Washers, dryers, dishwashers*
  • Stoves, microwaves & hot water tanks
  • BBQ’s (no propane tanks)
  • Bicycles, swing sets
  • Metal bed frames

*Dishwashers have an airtight seal that is a potential safety hazard if there are children playing in the area. Remove the door or lid to eliminate this threat.

Construction and remodeling materials

  • Lumber, drywall, insulation, house wrap
  • Concrete, bricks
  • Shingles, windows, doors, fencing, siding
  • Bathtubs, shower stalls, sinks, toilets, etc.
  • Carpeting, linoleum, tiles, etc.

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 Roanoke 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.

Here’s more information about the city’s recycling program.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Roanoke?

The City of Roanoke offers free bulk and brush collection for residential customers on a weekly basis.

  • Bulk item collection, a three-item limit weekly, is for material inappropriate for normal refuse or recycling collection, such as household furniture, mattresses, box springs, and appliances.
  • Non-metal bulk items include household furniture, mattresses, box springs, and other household items.
  • No bagged or boxed trash will be collected as bulk except during leaf season when we collect bio-degradable bags only.
  • Bulk and Brush are collected from the front of the residence only. (No Rear or Alley Collection)

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, enter your address here.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Roanoke Public Works Department?

City of Roanoke
Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building
215 Church Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24011

Phone: 540-853-2000
Contact Us Form

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