Trash Collection Guidelines

Trash Collection Guidelines

Please note: you must use an approved City of Lynchburg trash cart. Get a Lynchburg trash can.

  • Do not overload the trash cart's maximum capacity:
    • 32-gallon cart - 100 pounds
    • 64-gallon cart - 200 pounds
  • Do not place hot ashes, liquids, construction debris, or rocks in the trash cart.
  • Do not place trash carts where access will be blocked by parked cars.
  • Keep at least three feet between the trash cart and any brush/bulk items that have been set out for collection.
  • For collection, face the cart towards the street, pointing in the same direction as the embossed arrow on the top of the cart's lid. Place the trash cart to the curb or edge of the roadway.
  • If you have more trash than your cart can contain with the lid closed, please use a prepaid blue bag for the excess trash. These bags can be purchased at most convenience and grocery stores. Or, recycle your newspaper, mixed paper, plastic containers, and cans at one of the five City recycling centers.
  • If the trash cart is damaged, or you need to switch cart sizes, call the Citizens First Information Center at 434-856-2489 (CITY).

 Correctly Set out

Incorrect Set Out

Damaged Lid

Trash Cart Correctly Set on Curb, in Blue Bag
Trash Incorrectly Set Out, Overflowed and Not in Blue Bag
Damaged Lid on Trash Cart

The trash cart has an overflow, and is not in a prepaid blue bag. This set out would receive a violation notice.

This is not a violation, however, you can request a new lid (or cart if broken) from Public Works if your lid is broken. Fill out the online form or call 434-856-2489.