Thanksgiving Day is Thursday Nov 23rd and may impact your pickup schedule

State College Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

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

The City of State College is in Pennsylvania with Pittsburgh and Altoona to the southwest, Harrisburg to the southeast, Wilkes-Barre to the northeast.

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.

State College Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

If a holiday listed above falls on Tuesday to Friday, collection service will be one day later for the remainder of that week. For example, if the holiday falls on a Tuesday, collection services scheduled for Tuesday will be picked up on Wednesday. Wednesday’s collection services will happen on Thursday, Thursday’s collection service will be picked up on Friday, and Friday’s collection service will be collected on Saturday.

If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, residential service is not affected and there will be no change to the collection pick-up schedule.

State College Trash Collection Map

State College Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Residents may schedule an appointment for the collection of bulk refuse (i.e. riff-raff, scrap) by submitting a Bulk Refuse Pickup Form or by calling 814-234-7135, during business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 

Requests should be made by 5 pm on Sunday for collection on Monday. If submitting a request by phone during non-business hours, please leave a detailed message with your name, contact information, property location and description of items for collection or submit the Bulk Refuse Pickup Form online. Requests made after 5 pm. Sunday will be added to the next regular collection list.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • refrigerators
  • stoves
  • washing machines
  • furniture
  • electronic devices

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • building materials
  • rocks
  • tree limbs
  • stumps
  • tires
  • any items which weigh over 40 pounds or are too large to handle are not collected

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 State College and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) is responsible for curbside recycling in State College. To contact the CCRRA, call 814-238-7005 or visit the CCRRA office during regular operating hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in State College?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

Residents may schedule an appointment for the collection of bulk refuse (i.e. riff-raff, scrap) by submitting a Bulk Refuse Pickup Form or by calling 814-234-7135, during business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

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

Trash should not be put out more than 48 hours prior to collection.

How can I contact the State College Public Works Department?

Sam Robbins
Director of Public Works
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-234-7100

Monday – Friday
8 am to 5 pm
Excluding Holidays

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the State College 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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