Garbage Pickup Services

Ideally, you should choose a garbage service provider that offers a wide range of waste disposal services. This may include dumpster rentals, secure shredding, and separate food waste bins.

Some cities use volume-based garbage fees to help residents understand their service costs and create financial incentives to produce less garbage. This approach is also known as pay-as-you-throw (PAYT). Learn more by clicking here.

Schedule a Pickup

When choosing a garbage pickup service, it is important to find one that offers a variety of waste removal options. This includes dumpster rentals, secure shredding, separate food waste bins, and hazardous waste disposal services. A good waste removal service should also offer reliable and timely garbage pick-up services. It should also have a wide range of pickup times, including holidays and weekends.

Residents should place all solid waste in the County-issued garbage cart and within 3 feet of the curb on their designated collection day. Excess garbage outside of the cart will not be collected. Residents who have large items such as appliances or furniture can call their hauler to schedule a bulk trash pickup.

Many hamlets and Incorporated Villages (as well as Commissioner Independent Garbage Districts) manage their own collections by contracting with private carters, Village employees, or both. Residents in these areas can access their own garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection schedules from the links below.

Weight Limits

Garbage cans can hold up to 85 pounds, and each individual container or box/bundle should not weigh more than 50 pounds. It is important to limit the amount of trash put out to prevent the garbage truck from tipping over during collection. This is for the safety of our employees.

Furniture, televisions, mattresses box springs, and yard waste are considered bulk items and must be placed out with your weekly household trash on the same day for pick up. If you have more than one of these items, they must be bundled and tied with twine and should not weigh more than 40 pounds.

Residents may place out two additional bags of trash each week by purchasing a garbage tag to stick on the extra bag(s). Please note that only artificial/flocked trees will be picked up during yard debris weeks (they are not to be put out with regular garbage). Please place them next to your containers out at the curbside.

Bulk Pickup

Bulk trash collection is available to residential homes on a pre-scheduled basis every five weeks. Residents may place curbside up to four bulk items during their scheduled week of pick-up. Items must be placed at the curb no earlier than 4 p.m. on the evening before their collection date and must not block sidewalks or protrude into the street. Refrigerators and Freezers must be emptied of food, water, and any liquids and have a paid $20 disposal sticker adhered to them before pick-up.

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to empty an attic or basement storage space, an apartment complex manager looking to clean out a unit that has been vacated by problem tenants, or a property owner clearing out the remains of a hoarding situation – there’s only so much garbage that can fit into your standard DSNY bin. Depending on the size and quantity of your unwanted items, you may need to hire a junk removal company.


Garbage companies offer recycling services, which can include compost, paper, and glass. They also have drop-off locations where you can dispose of hazardous waste, such as automotive fluids and products, batteries, electronics, garden chemicals and pesticides, paint, and sharp items like syringes.

If you have a large amount of garbage, you may need to switch to a larger bin size. Your service provider can provide you with a new larger garbage roll cart at no additional cost. If you have a disability or health condition that makes it difficult to transport your waste bins on collection day, call your garbage company and they will deliver them to you. Next blog post.