Friendly Reminder: There will be no CVWMA curbside recycling or trash collections on Monday, Sept 1 (Labor Day).

Residential Trash Collection – City of Petersburg

Petersburg residents: Your collection day is either Thursday or Friday. Trash is collected each week by Container First Services. Old Towne area has trash collection Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Place cart at the curb by 7 am on Wednesday. Normal collection hours are 7 am to 7 pm.

The city provides each eligible household with one 96-gallon crimson/gold trash cart. Additional trash carts can be purchased for $58 each an additional monthly fee of $2.25 per cart. Call the City of Petersburg, Department of Public Works at 804-733-2353 to purchase additional carts.

  • Cart(s) should have handles facing the house with front of cart facing the street
  • Cart should be 5 feet from any car or mailbox and at least 2 feet of space between multiple containers
  • Place extra trash in tied bags next to the cart for collection. No loose trash. Do not place trash on top of cart. Extra trash in personal carts will not be collected.
  • Motor oil, anti-freeze, and hazardous wastes will not be accepted.
  • Do not overload cart. (200 lb. limit). Construction waste (such as lumber, wire, sheetrock, concrete, etc.) generated during construction, remodeling or repair of pavement, house or other structure are not accepted.
  • Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines, download here

 

Customer Service

For questions not addressed by the information below, please call the Trash Collection Hotline at (804) 425-0500 for assistance.


Trash Collection Guidelines

Download guidelines pdf file here

Please follow these guidelines for proper and efficient trash collection.

  • Each address is provided ONE crimson/gold trash cart for use. Additional carts will be available for the purchase price of $58.00. There is a $2.25 monthly fee for each additional cart that will be added to the utility bill.
  • Trash must be at the curb by 7:00 am on the scheduled collection day.
  • Collection day for trash will reamin the same (Thursday or Friday)
  • Cart(s)should have handles facing house with the front of the cart facing to the street.
  • Container should be 5 feet from any car or mailbox and at least 2 feet of space between multiple containers.
  • Place extra trash in tied trash bags next to the cart for collection.  No loose trash. Do not place trash on top of cart. Only trash in crimsonm/gold cart and tied trash bags beside crimson/gold cart will be collected.   Extra trash in personal trash cans will not be collected or trash placed in your green recycling cart.
  • Motor oil, anti-freeze, and hazardous wastes will not be accepted.
  • Do not overload cart. (200 lb limit). Construction waste (such as lumber, wire, sheetrock, concrete, etc) generated during construction, remodeling, or repair of pavements, house or other structure are not accepted.
  • Recycle! Use your green recycling cart. Accepted items include. Curbside recycling is every other week on Tuesdays.

BRUSH and YARD WASTE

  • Prunings, grass clippings, weeds, leaves, brush, and general yard and garden wastes must be bagged and securely tied together.
  • Yard waste such as limbs and brush will be collected. Limbs and brush cut to 6 feet in length and less than weighing less than 60 pounds.
  • Bagged leaves will be collected year round.

BULKY COLLECTIONS

  • Bulk limited to 10 cubic yards. If bulk pick-up is over 10 cubic yards the contractor will not pick up.

 

 

BULKY TRASH

  • Bulky trash (like furniture, water heaters and appliances) will also be collected at the curb on your regular collection day.
  • Call the Trash Collection Hotline at 425-0500 to arrange collection of large amounts.

 Holiday Collection Schedule

Trash will not be collected on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When trash or recycling collection is scheduled on one of these holidays or on a day earlier in the same week, collection will occur one day later (i.e. Friday collection on Saturday). Trash and recycling collection will not be affected by other holidays observed by the City.

Click here for quick reference to the holidays that impact trash collection service.