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 trash will be collected as bulk except during leaf season in bio-degradable bags only.

Brush Collection

Brush collection is for a pile of tree branches or shrubbery that cannot fit in your “Big 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 continue to collect treated lumber (landscaping timbers and railroad ties only, not construction materials) as part of its solid waste collection, but after it is taken to the Tinker Creek Transfer Station, it will be transported to the landfill rather than being turned into mulch. Residents are asked to place treated lumber out for solid waste collection separately from other brush or non-treated lumber.

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.
Click here to view the 2016 Collection Schedule.