Solid Waste Management

Language Assistance

If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you!  This is available for all services and programs the City offers.  For language assistance, please call 540-329-3043.

Asistencia Lingüística

Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted!  La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad.   Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-329-3043.

  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.