Town of Abingdon

Solid Waste Collection Schedule

Account Set up – Call (276) 525-1464
Container Purchase Cost – $60.00
Monthly Cost – $30.00
Billing Date 6th of Each Month

For Additional information see below or call (276) 525-1464

Collection Schedule

Roll-Out Carts: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – (Per Zone) Residential solid waste consisting of: Garbage, Household trash, Grass clippings.  Light commercial solid waste (i.e. waste which is residential in nature but is generated by a small business not using dumpster service).

Brush CollectionTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – (Per Zone).  Brush and trimmings from shrubbery and trees. Tree limbs must be no longer than ten (10) feet in length and must be no more than six (6) inches in diameter.

Bulky Rubbish1st Tuesday Each Month.  Bulky Rubbish, which is acceptable for collection but too large for the roll-out carts, such as desks, chairs, large empty boxes, etc. will be collected by the Town on the FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. Bulky rubbish should not be set out prior to Monday.

White Goods1st Tuesday Each Month.  White Goods are large metal appliances such as stoves, washing machines, clothes dryers, water heaters, and refrigerators. (Note: All refrigeration units must have their compressors removed and drained of refrigeration fluid and oil before they can be collected by the Town).

 Large Quantity Collection:  As Needed Depending Upon Available Equipment and Personnel. Contact Public Work at (276)-628-2361 to schedule pick up.

The Town does not collect the following:

  • Refrigeration units which contain any type of refrigerant
  • Demolition and construction waste
  • Stumps, tires, batteries, fence wire
  • Hazardous wastes such as Freon, oils/solvents, insecticides, pesticides, liquid paints, asbestos materials, etc.

If you have any questions regarding our solid waste service, please contact the Public Works Department at (276) 628-2361.

Special Instructions

Brush, Bulky Rubbish, and White Goods

  • Please separate brush, bulky rubbish, and white goods for collection.
  • Place the stacks next to a street or near the curb and gutter but NOT in the street, or block the gutter or ditch line, or obstruct access to a roll-out cart.
  • To facilitate safe collection, do not place directly under power lines or against fences.

Dump Trailer Rental
There are two (2) dump trailers available for rental. Used for remodeling, people cleaning out basements, etc. The cost is $150.00 UP FRONT. If over ONE TON – Renter will have to pay the total of the landfill ticket after disposal.

If you are not sure how to dispose of an item, please contact Public Works at (276) 628-2361 for instructions BEFORE setting it out for collection.

A fully automated solid waste collection system was implemented in November 1999, offering rollout containers for weekly curbside service to residential customers. Additionally, the town conducts monthly cleanup days (on the first Tuesday of each month) for bulky rubbish and white goods, along with regular weekly brush collection. Approximately 4,500 tons of refuse are collected annually. In addition to refuse, approximately 5,000 cubic yards of leaves are collected and transported to a disposal facility.

All residential and light commercial basic solid waste will be collected weekly and are required by ordinance to participate in this program.  Residents may purchase up to two trash containers and light commercial businesses may purchase up to three trash containers.  To make a purchase please contact the Treasurer’s department at (276) 525-1464.  The cost to purchase a container is $60.00 each.

The solid waste billing is a monthly charge of $30.00 plus a fee for any additional containers.    The monthly billing is due on the 6th of each month. Brush will be picked up weekly, the same day as your solid waste pick up day.

This service is for residential only, if a commercial solid waste business has brush present, they may incur a brush collection fee.  Bulky rubbish collections service is exclusively offered to locations receiving residential collection. Collection will be on the first Tuesday of the month.   Apartment complexes and mobile home parks will incur a charge if bulky rubbish is out for collection.