Refuse

Curbside Service
Weekly curbside trash collection is available for residents that live within the limits of the City of Emporia.

Containers
The City provides each resident with one 96-gallon trash cart. An additional trash cart is available for an additional fee of $5 per month. To obtain a second cart, please contact Public Works at 434-634-4500 and the cost will be added to your next utility bill.

Bulk Items
Bulk items, such as furniture or appliances, may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day. However, it would be helpful if you called at least one day in advance to schedule your bulk items for collection.

Yard Waste
Spring Clean-up is held in May and runs for two weeks. Residents are encouraged to use these two weeks to dispose of any residential household waste. All trash should be placed at the curb for disposal before 7:00 A.M. on your normal trash collection day.
 
Leaf Collection
Leaf collection begins each year on October 1st and runs through January 31st. Grass, leaves and yard or garden waste must be bagged or boxed, kept separate from other refuse and placed at the curb on your normal collection day.

Collection Guidelines

  • Trash must be at the curb by 7:00 am on the scheduled collection day.
  • Trash carts should have handles facing the house with the front of the cart facing the street.
  • After being emptied, trash carts should be removed from the right-of-way by 7:00 am of the day following collection.