Garbage Pickup

Trash & Recycling services at the Village of Harrisonburg is provided by Hometown Waste.
Scheduled Trash Pickup is every Thursday.
Residents will see a $7.50 monthly residential refuse/recycling fee on their utility bill to help balance the cost of these services.

Who should I call?

All questions or concerns regarding garbage collection, a missed pickup, or special pickup of bulk items, construction materials and appliances should be directed to the town hall: 318-744-5794 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Trash Container

Garbage containers have to be 35-gallons or smaller and weigh no more than 60 pounds.  This requirement is for the safety of our waste management workers who must manually lift the garbage containers into a rear loader garbage truck.

Rules for Waste Disposal

Dispose of your garbage (ordinary household waste, paper food containers (flattened), unused food and items used in the preparation of food) only in the containers described above. Make sure the lid is closed, without packing garbage too tightly.

On your collection day, place the container as close as possible to the curb or roadside so that it is not blocking the passage of vehicles, pedestrians or drainage. Make sure the container has at least 3 feet of clearance from mailboxes, parked cars, other garbage bins, etc. All containers shall be placed out for collection no earlier than 24 hours prior to the day of collection. All containers shall not remain out for a period exceeding 24 hours the day of collection. All containers shall be placed in a carport or enclosed building or behind the nearest portion of the residence or the building to the street when not set out for collection.

Construction debris and building materials are the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant and cannot be collected. Soil, rocks, ashes and plaster, as well as tires, automobile batteries and parts must not be placed in a container. It is unlawful to place hazardous waste such as chemical materials, toxins or flammable items in a waste container. Please contact Waste Pro to learn how to best dispose of these items.

Public Safety

Disposing of waste is a hazardous job. For the safety of workers, dispose of sharp and pointed objects properly. Nails, broken glass, needles, ammunition and harmful materials pose a risk to employees, as well to the general public, when placed at the curb.

Use common sense and be mindful of precautions when disposing of waste.

Waste collection trucks and automated containers can be a source of amazement to children. Truck drivers are ever mindful of neighborhood children playing near collection areas, but are difficult to sometimes see. Parents and adults should also be alert on collection days when waste disposal trucks and trash containers are out.