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Residential Garbage Service

County Waste and Recycling provides residential garbage and recycling services to municipalities, single-family homes, and homeowner associations across the Capital Region. We strive to provide safe, dependable and cost-effective garbage and recycling collection services to all of our customers.  

For residents we also offer Residential Roll Off Dumpster Rentals.

Residential Trash Service

New County Waste and Recycling residential customers receive a 35-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon trash cart. The carts provide a safe and secure place for residential waste between pickup dates and the large wheels make it easy to roll carts to and from the end of the driveway.

Cost for New Customers Request Quote
Collection Frequency Weekly, Every Other Week
Collection Schedule Schedule
Cart Sizes - GRAY LID
35, 65 or 95 Gallon
Service Area Service Area Map

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Residential Garbage Carts

35 Gallon Residential Trash Cart

35 Gallon Trash Cart

65 Gallon Residential Trash Cart

65 Gallon Trash Cart

County Waste 95 Gallon Trash Cart

95 Gallon Trash Cart

Safe Collection

County Waste and Recycling strives to assure the complete safety of our customers, our employees and the public in all our operations.

Please contact us if you need additional carts or a larger cart.

5 Steps to Safe & Efficient Collection

  1. Place only acceptable materials in the trash cart and do not overfill
  2. Bag and tie all garbage materials AND close the lid to prevent littering.
  3. Place the carts at the end of your driveway the night before your collection day.
  4. Space carts for safe and efficient collection. (see diagram)
  5. After cart is emptied, remove from driveway.
County Waste Residential Cart Spacing

When you and your neighbors place carts a safe distance from other carts and objects, it allows the auto side load trucks to safely and promptly empty the carts.

Why Cart Spacing Matters

  • The 18’ height spacing is needed to reduce overhead hazards like powerlines and trees.
  • The 3’ cart spacing is needed to accommodate the auto load system.
  • The 5’ distance is needed to safely empty the cart near trees, cars, mailboxes, etc.

Everyone Benefits

When each household consistently follows the 5 Steps to Safe & Efficient Collection everyone benefits with:

  • Safety
  • Timely Service
  • Cleaner Neighborhoods

Materials

For safety, environmental and legal reasons, only place approved non-hazardous, solid wastes out for County Waste & Recycling collection.

Our Waste Wizard, available below and via the County Waste App, make it easy to look up any item for proper handling:  trash cart, recycling cart, special bulk pickup or special drop off.

Acceptable Trash Cart Materials

  • Cardboard, dirty, greasy or wet
  • Clothes, shoes, boots
  • Clothes hangers
  • Diapers
  • Dog or other small pet waste, double bagged
  • Food
  • Food-to-go containers
  • Garden hoses
  • Glass
  • Household trash, solid waste, non-hazardous
  • Paper, soiled, greasy or wet
  • Plastic bags, plastic film
  • Plastic 6-pack holders
  • Ribbon
  • Styrofoam egg cartons, cups, plates
  • Styrofoam packing materials
  • Toys
  • Twine, cord, rope, chain

Unacceptable Trash Cart Materials

  • Ammunition
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Batteries
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Liquids: fuel, oil, paints, etc.
  • Materials too large to close cart lid
  • Medical waste, needles, sharps
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Wood
  • Yard waste

Bulk Pickup

When residential customers have items too large to fit inside their cart and close the lid, they can request a bulk pickup. A list of common bulk items is listed below. County Waste & Recycling also offers roll off containers for large house, garage or yard cleanout jobs and home remodel and construction projects.

  • Call or email days in advance to schedule a bulk pickup (see chart below)
  • Describe the type and quantity of materials for collection, costs will vary
  • Bulk pickups are normally scheduled on the customer’s normal collection day.
Normal Collection Day Request Bulk Pickup By
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday

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Acceptable Bulk Pickup Items

  • Air Conditioner (Freon removed)
  • Barbeque (no propane tanks)
  • Carpet & underpadding
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Flooring (linoleum)
  • Freezer (Freon removed)
  • Furniture
  • Lawn mower, non-riding (gas and oil removed)
  • Mattress / Box Spring
  • Microwave
  • Mirror
  • Refrigerator (Freon removed)
  • Stove
  • Window
  • Wood

Thank you for taking steps to make residential trash collection safe and efficient for you, your neighborhood and community.