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    FAQs Brush & Bulk Collection

    When will the new brush and bulk collection system begin?

    The new system begins October 1, 2020. 

    Will I be able to set my brush and bulk out together?

    While brush and bulk will be collected in the same week, it is important to keep these piles separate. They will be collected separately and brush is taken to a different location where it is turned into mulch. When the piles are mixed, everything is taken to the landfill. This takes up valuable space in the landfill and also adds to the City’s disposal costs.

    How often can I set out brush and bulk?

    You will be able to set out brush and bulk once per month. The goal is to be able to sweep through the neighborhoods once per month, thus alleviating piles of brush and bulk lingering for weeks. We appreciate everyone’s help in keeping Lynchburg clean. You may place your items on the curb no earlier than 7AM the Saturday before your designated pick up week and no later than 7AM on Monday of your designated pick up week. 

    What is my designated pick up week?

    • If you regular trash collection day is on a Monday, then your brush and bulk pick up week is the first FULL week of the month. 
    • If you regular trash collection day is on a Tuesday, then your brush and bulk pick up week is the second week of the month. 
    • If you regular trash collection day is on a Wednesday, then your brush and bulk pick up week is the third week of the month. 
    • If you regular trash collection day is on a Thursday, then your brush and bulk pick up week is the fourth week of the month. 

    What can I put out for bulk collection?

    Bulky items are items that will not fit in your trash cart, i.e.: furniture, broken down boxes, appliances (please keep freon containing items, refrigerators, air conditioners separate), lamps, and similar items. 

    What can NOT be put out for bulk collection?

    NO bags, tires, household hazardous waste, construction, and demolition, remodeling debris or items containing glass or porcelain-like materials.

    What can I put out for brush collection?

    Yard waste and tree trimmings no larger than 3" in diameter and 8' long. 

    What can NOT be put out for brush collection?

    NO stumps, land clearing debris, pallets, landscape timbers, leaves, commercial or contractor cuttings or bags with yard debris of any type.

     

    IMPORTANT! SEPARATE BRUSH FROM BULK PILES.

    Please place at curb away from fire hydrants, utility poles and other obstructions.

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