Bulk & Brush Collection

The City of Roanoke offers free bulk and brush collection for residential customers on a weekly basis.


Please read all of the following information carefully before disposing of your bulk or brush items:
  • Bulk item collection, a three item limit weekly, is for material inappropriate for normal refuse or recycling collection, such as household furniture, mattresses, box springs, and appliances.
  • Non-metal bulk items include household furniture, mattresses, box springs, and other household items.
  • No bagged or boxed trash will be collected as bulk except during leaf season when we collect bio-degradable bags only.
  • Bulk and Brush are collected from the front of the residence only. (No Rear or Alley Collection)

Brush Collection

Brush collection is for a pile of tree branches or shrubbery that cannot fit in your dark blue automated container. You can put out about one pickup truck load (maximum of 6' x 6' x 6') of brush every week, curbside only.. Limbs can be no larger than 3 inches in diameter.

Treated Lumber Policy

The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority has changed how it processes treated lumber. The RVRA operates the Tinker Creek Transfer Station and the Smith Gap landfill, where the city's refuse is transported and deposited. The RVRA will no longer be able to process treated railroad ties or landscaping timbers into mulch due to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regulations. 

The City of Roanoke will no longer collect landscape timbers, railroad ties or construction materials.

Collection Details

Any brush cut for a fee cannot be serviced by Solid Waste Management. All items must be set out no earlier than 7 p.m. the night before your collection day.