Trash Collection


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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

In July 2022 the City and CVWMA announced WM (Waste Management) as the new residential trash provider. 

New trash carts have been delivered and old carts have been collected. If you still have an red cart, please contact CVWMA at (804)340-0900 and request that your old cart be collected. NOTE: Trash will ONLY be collected from the new black trash carts and will no longer be collected from the red carts!

Try out this new size before ordering an extra one! This cart is larger than the existing carts and will hold 40% more trash. 

Curb-side Bulk-waste Collection Services

Beginning July 1, ALL requests for bulky waste collection must be scheduled in advance. Requests made by Tuesday at 2 p.m. will be fulfilled the next day.

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:

  • Effective July 1, 2022, the monthly charge for recycling collection and garbage collection (of a single cart) will increase 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 did not have a second cart prior to this changeover, and 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.