Trash Collection

CFS ContainerTRASH COLLECTION HOTLINE (804) 425-0500

Curbside Service

Weekly curbside trash collection is available in the City of Colonial Heights through a public/private contract with the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority. The current contractor is Container First Services. Trash is collected once a week on Wednesday. When a holiday is observed on Wednesday, trash collection will be delayed one day.


The City provides each resident with one 68-gallon trash cart (see image at right). Additional trash carts will be available for the purchase price of $60. To obtain a second cart, please contact the Utility Billing Office and the cost will be added to your next utility bill. Each additional cart will also result in an additional $2.10 monthly service fee.

Bulk Items

Bulk items, such as furniture or appliances, may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day. However, you must call the Trash Collection Hotline (above) at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection.

Yard Waste

Yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, and brush must be bagged and securely tied together or bundled. Brush must be tied in bundles less than four feet in length and weighing less than 75 pounds. Bagged leaves will be collected year round. The limit per collection is not to exceed the capacity of a 1/2 ton pickup truck. The 30 bags, each weighing no more than 50 pounds is included as part of the 1/2 ton pickup truck.

Collection Guidelines

  • Trash must be at the curb by 7:00 am on the scheduled collection day.
  • Collection can occur up to 7:00 pm.
  • Trash carts should have handles facing the house with the front of the cart facing the street.
  • After being emptied, trash carts must be removed from the right-of-way and placed behind the front plane of a residence or business by 7:00 pm of the day following collection.
  • Place extra trash in tied trash bags next to the cart for collection. Extra trash in personal trash cans will not be collected.
  • Paints, motor oil, anti-freeze, and hazardous wastes will not be accepted.  Click here for proper disposal options for these types of waste.
CFS Truck

Holiday Collection Schedule

Trash will not be collected on the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Trash collection will not be affected by other holidays observed by the City of Colonial Heights.

*Please note if the above mentioned holidays fall on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, trash collection will be delayed one day and collected on Thursday.