Trash Collection Fees

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Current Size: 80%

If you need to put out additional units of trash, refuse stickers will be sold at the Treasurer's office for $1.00 each.

Residential $25.00/month fee

5 units per week 
10 units yard debris collected once every two weeks
5 units bulk collection collected once every two week

Unlimited recycling

($15.00 is applied to the solid waste management fee)



1 Unit/Day or 5 Units/Week $32.40 
2 Units/Day or 10 Units/Week $53.80 
3 Units/Day or 15 Units/Week $75.20 
4 Units/Day or 20 Units/Week $96.60 
5 Units/Day or 25 Units/Week $119.00 
6 Units/Day or 30 Units/Week $140.40 
7 Units/Day or 35 Units/Week $160.80 
8 Units/Day or 40 Units/Week $182.20 
9 Units/Day or 45 Units/Week $205.60 
10 Units/Day or 50 Units/Week $229.00 
15 Units/Day or 75 Units/Week $260.00 

($15.00 is applied to the Solid Waste Management Fee)

Solid Waste Management Fee

The City of Harrisonburg is required by the Commonwealth of Virginia to recycle at least 25% of total solid waste it receives annually.  Specifically, the Solid Waste Management fee helps subsidize the cost for curbside recycling collection and disposal program, including but not limited to handling and processing of the total solid waste generated, in order to achieve state and federal mandates.  The recycling program has been and will continue to be subsidized with funds from all customers regardless of whether they choose to recycle or not. However, we do encourage all residents and businesses to recycle.

City residents that live in an apartment complex, or an area that provides its own refuse collection service, are required to pay the full Solid Waste Management Fee unless the complex has an approved private recycling program.

To receive approval for a private recycling program and have $10 of the Solid Waste Management Fee waived, an apartment complex or area (i.e. homeowners association) must submit a Solid Waste Management Plan to the City.

A Solid Waste Management Plan requires that an apartment complex or area:

  • Report on an annual basis solid waste tonnage disposed of
  • Reflect on an annual basis and certify that at least 25% of all sold waste disposed of was recycled.

PDF [132KB] Solid Waste Management Plan Reporting Form               

Please contact the Public Works Department at 540-434-5928 with questions.