Rochester Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Rochester is in New York with Greece to the northwest, Irondequoit to the northeast, Niagara Falls and Buffalo to the west, Camillus and Syracuse to the east, Penfield to the southeast.

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.

Rochester Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

When certain holidays fall on a weekday, expect refuse and recycling services to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday, etc. Otherwise refuse and recycling services will be serviced on your normal scheduled weekday. 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Rochester Trash Collection Map

Rochester Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • household furniture
  • bedding and mattresses
  • large appliances
  • tree trimmings
  • hedge trimmings

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous waste like batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Sharpes

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 Rochester 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 Rochester?

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 6:30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Rochester Solid Waste Management Division?

Refer to the At Your Service Guide, or call 311 (outside city limits, (585) 428-5990).

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