Trash Collection

Curbside trash collection is provided each week to Roanoke County residents and many businesses. Bulk and brush is collected on a biweekly basis from residences. Streets are divided into either 'A' Week or 'B' Week. Please check our Find Your Collection Day page to determine your next bulk/brush collection week.

Uncollectible Items

Certain items cause considerable damage to our refuse trucks and are unable to be collected. The following items will damage the garbage trucks:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Dirt and sod
  • Metal
  • Rocks

Important Notes

  • Small amounts of debris from homeowner generated small remodeling or repair work may be placed out for collection with bulk pickup. Please do not put these items in your garbage container as they may damage the automated garbage collection vehicles.
  • Do not put hot ashes or charcoal in the automated container. If your container is damaged due to fire, you will be responsible for replacing the container at your own expense.
  • Tires: The County will pick up four 16" or smaller tires with the P (passenger) designation, without the rim. Please do not put tires in your garbage container.

Physical Assistance

Roanoke County Solid Waste provides physical assistance to households unable to bring their trash can to the curb for weekly collection.  Commonly referred to as "back door service," this service offers collection of bagged and tied household trash directly from a trash can located next to a residence.  This service does require a letter from a physician overseeing the care of the resident.  

Please call 540-387-6225 to speak with us about how this service could assist you, a family member, or friend.