Weekly Trash Collection

All residential premises are to have either metal or plastic refuse containers with tight-fitting lids.  They must be fitted with handles and may NOT be larger than 32 gallons in capacity.  This is required under Section 24-19 of Article II of the Solid Waste Regulations within The Code of the City of Buena Vista.  The designated pickup location for most residential properties is the alleyway at the rear.

Below is the standard pickup schedule for residential waste.  Businesses are scheduled throughout the week; contact Public Works to determine your day.

Monday Refuse Schedule: 41st Street, including Long Hollow Road, to 25th Street.

Tuesday Refuse Schedule: 25th to 19th Streets, all.

Wednesday Refuse Schedule: From 19th Street to 13th Street, all.

Thursday Refuse Schedule: From 13th Street to 1st Street, all.

Friday Refuse Schedule: No residential properties.


Auto Recyclers LLC collects recycling at their facility on behalf of the City.  For questions about hours and procedures at Auto Recyclers, please contact (540) 261-9991 or their website.

Brush Pickup


City Code Section 28-59 has specific bundle size requirements for brush to be picked up by the Department of Public Works, as part of its regular collection activities.  Below are our policies for routine brush pickup:

  • Bundles of brush or branches must be no more than five feet long and no more than 1 ½ feet in diameter.
  • No branches or trunks larger than six inches in diameter or heavier than 100 pounds
  • Contractors who generate brush or tree limbs are responsible for disposing

If brush left for routine collection exceeds policy and will require special pickup, the homeowner will be notified by City staff. Special arrangements can be made with Public Works or Staff can advise on other options available. If the homeowner does not make arrangements to remove the large item after a reasonable period of 30 days from delivery of the notice, then the City will remove it at the cost of $100 per hour with a minimum charge of $50.”

City Code references:

Section 24-35   Collection of Trash, etc. No bulk trash, refuse, tree limbs, shrubbery, leaves and other similar matter shall be collected without additional charge unless such matter can be and is placed in a suitable container. (Code 1967, 24-11)

Section 24-36   Collection of Limbs and Cuttings Limbs and cuttings shall be cut in five (5) foot lengths and tied in bundles not exceeding one and one-half (1 1/2) feet in diameter and placed by the garbage container on regular collection days. (Code 1967, 24-12)

No tree trunks, branches, limbs or shrubbery larger than six (6) inches in diameter and/or longer than ten (10) feet or heavier than one hundred (100) pounds shall be collected by the City.  Tree and shrubbery limbs must have protruding branches trimmed and must be neatly stacked and placed in an orderly manner near the curb or along the alleyway.  Stacks may not block the alley.  Branches, limbs, and shrubbery trimmings should be stacked or tied to prevent scattering by the wind.  Thorny vegetation shall be placed in small separate neat piles or in containers.

Residents who bring in contractors to remove a tree or trees, must have the contractor remove that debris at their cost.  It is recommended that such cost is included in any contract a resident makes with an outside contractor or handyman.  Removal of these trees is not included in city services. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.