Recycling & Garbage

Collection Schedule

The following map and schedule apply to single-family homes in Richmond. Recycling (blue box), garbage and food scraps and yard trimmings are picked up on the same day each week except after statutory holidays. Residents of townhomes and multi-family dwellings with private garbage pickup or blue carts, please contact your property management company for your pickup schedule.

All garbage and recycling items must be placed at curbside before 7:30 a.m. for pickup.

Garbage and Recycling Schedule Maps

Click on areas below to view schedules (for mobile devices use the corresponding text links below). The 2015 Recycling and Garbage schedule will be mailed to residents in mid January 2015.

PDF Document 2015 Recycling and Garbage Collection Calendar for Single-Family Homes and Townhomes

Sign-Up for Free Reminders for Recycling and Garbage Collection
The City has launched a new web-based software program that allows residents in single-family homes to sign-up for free recycling and garbage pick up day reminders. Residents can set up how they want to receive reminders, which are available by email, text message, Twitter or a phone call. This tool is simple and it's easy to use, just enter your address below and select "Find."

To report a missed collection, call 604-276-4010 or email Garbage and Recycling at

Residents of multi-family and large town-house complexes should ask their property managers about pick-up schedules.

Garbage, recycling and food scraps and yard trimmings collection could be affected due to road construction activities.