Trash Collection


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. Trash is collected once a week on Wednesdays. When a holiday is observed on Wednesday, trash collection will be delayed one day. For delays in service, the City will attempt to post updates and notices to the City's Website in the News section, and on the City's facebook page. 

New Trash Bins - Grey and Black

Curb-side Bulk-waste Collection Services

ALL requests for bulky waste collection must be scheduled in advance by Tuesdays at 2pm to receive same weak service.

Bulky waste is anything that doesn’t fit in the trash cart: furniture, appliances, bagged leaves and yard waste, and extra bags of trash.  

Schedule bulky waste collection at or by calling 804-340-0900.

Free Bulky Waste Collection is limited to what can fit in the bed of a full-size pickup truck. 

Loads larger than that will be considered Special Bulky Waste and cost $125 to remove.

Trash day will remain on Wednesday. However, the first collection under Waste Management will take place Thursday, July 7, due to the Fourth of July holiday.

There will be no changes to recycling collections.

Changes to Utility Bill:

  • On July 1, 2022, the monthly charge for recycling collection and garbage collection (of a single cart) increased from $14.14 per month to $18.50 per month.  The rate the City was previously being charged for garbage collection service had not increased for a number of years, and was very low compared to competitively bid rates. Changes to the existing collection service will include a larger garbage cart (95 gallon capacity) versus the existing cart (68 gallon capacity).

  • There will be no monthly fee for collection of a second garbage cart.

  • An additional charge of $3 per cart per month will apply for collection of each garbage cart above 2.

  • If you would like to have an additional cart, one or more may be purchased for a fee of $75/cart through the Utility Billing Office or by ordering one by visiting (There will not be an additional service fee for collection of 1 or 2 carts), however; 

  • A service fee of $6 bi-monthly will be applied to a customers utility bill for servicing more than 2 carts. 

For more information regarding purchasing additional garbage carts and to place a bulk waste collection**, please visit or call (804)340-0900 for assistance.

**Note: Requests for bulky waste collection must be scheduled in advance. The deadline is 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for next-day service. Requests made after the deadline will be fulfilled the following week on trash day.