Solid Waste Management

  1. Refuse
  2. Single-Stream Recycling
  3. Bulk & Brush
Refuse collection is provided to all city residences. Each household is issued a 96-gallon automated container, known as "Big Blue," which is mechanically serviced by a One-Arm Bandit Truck on a weekly basis. 

Central Business District


The Central Business District is now mostly a self-service trash and recycling district.  The city currently has five sealed compactor zones.  These five zones allow residents and businesses to dispose of their trash and recycling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here for more information.

Downtown Roanoke's Central Business District Trash Compactors

A Central Business District trash compactor program was established through a partnership between Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and the City of Roanoke. The compactors are sealed and prevent the build-up of business waste on Downtown sidewalks, as well as the on-street pickup during peak outdoor dining hours. To read more, click here.