Yard Debris & Bulk Collection

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The City of Harrisonburg collects bulk and yard debris/leaves twice a month. These pickup days will be determined by your regular trash day. 


What day is my yard debris/bulk collection day?

My regular trash day is on ... Then my yard debris and bulk pick up day is:
Monday or Thursday: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Tuesday or Friday: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  If there is a 5th Wednesday of the month, there are no pickups.


Accepted bulk items include:

Furniture, mattresses, appliances, or large items not taken on your normal trash day. Alternatives for unwanted items.

Latex paint must be completely dried out. (Note: Oil-based paints are not accepted for Yard Debris and Bulk Collection, but dried out Oil-based paint can be brought to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days for proper disposal.)


Instructions for Yard Debris:

Yard debris/leaves must be in biodegradable bags or bundled and tied with string.  Please make sure the length of the bundle is 4 feet or less.

Residents may set out a maximum of ten (10) yard debris items and a maximum of five bulk items on their scheduled Wednesday.

Please call 540-434-5928 if you have any questions.


Yard Debris Container Rental

The City offers use (for a fee) of a 10-yard roll-off container to be used only for yard debris removal. Applicants must meet all requirements on the application.

Please call 540-434-5928 for more information.


Leaf Collection

Each year in the fall, the City assists the citizens with the disposal of leaves through an annual collection program. Leaves are vacuumed up Monday – Friday for four weeks excluding Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays. Before and after these assigned weeks, place your leaves in a biodegradable bag for assigned Wednesday pickup, or you can bring them to the Recycling Convenience Center for disposal in the "Yard debris" area.  More details.