Residential Collection Services

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The City of Albemarle's Public Works Department provides oversight for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste including once per week residential garbage and trash pickup, yard waste and seasonal loose leaf collection and white goods pickup. These services are provided by our contractor Waste Management. 

Select this link to view a short video that describes what happens when we recycle plastic bags (grocery, etc.):

What happens when we recycle plastic bags?  Hint, do not put them in our roadside recycle bins!


Select this link to view pickup routes:

City of Albemarle Solid Waste Collection Routes


Please view this residential recycling pickup schedule. Blue recycling carts are emptied on your usual trash pickup day, but every other week:

2020-2021 Residential Recycling Schedule


Recycling 101 - please view this page to learn about best practices for recycling:


Recycling Myths and legends - please view this document to learn about some myths relating to Curbside recycling:

Curbside Recycling Myths