Spring and Fall Cleanup

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Spring and Fall Cleanups are curbside collections for debris and brush. These services are provided to Town of Blacksburg recycling and refuse customers and not intended for the collection of waste from major construction and/or demolition debris. 

Collection occurs in the spring and fall. Specific dates are announced each year via the My Waste App, social media, Citizens Alert, and in print. If you can fit your cleanup debris into your trash cart, please do so, as it is difficult to use heavy equipment on small piles.

A note about COVID-19

We are operating in a unique time and situation. Please remember, that while we are glad to continue this and other services for our community, the safety of our essential personnel and our citizens is paramount. What is heavy, sharp, or dangerous for you to handle, is equally dangerous for our crews. This applies to exposure risks as well. The COVID-19 virus has reminded us all to practice proper hygiene and sanitary practices. Discarded materials can create potential hazards and while often inviting to explore and repurpose, we strongly recommend against this practice.

Spring Cleanup 2020 Schedule

Quadrant Week of
Northeast April 6
Northwest April 13
Southwest April 20
Southeast April 27








Fall Cleanup 2020 Schedule

Quadrant Week of
Southwest September 28
Southeast October 5
Northeast October 12
Northwest October 19








View the Quadrant Map (785kb pdf)

Large street map with quadrants (1.32mb pdf)

Materials must be separated into distinct piles of:

  • Brush
    • Must be no longer than seven feet and no greater than six inches in diameter
    • Visit the Brush Collection Page for further guidelines.
    • Bamboo must be placed with other debris and NOT with brush
  • Metal appliances
    • With any airtight doors removed.
  • Tires
    • Must be removed from rims and have an inside diameter of 19 inches or less.
    • No more than eight tires per household.
    • No commercial, racing, or farm use tires will be accepted.
  • Other debris, (miscellaneous household junk, bamboo)

Residents are asked to place items curbside by 7 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled collection. Brush and yard debris are collected one day and metal, tires, and other bulky items are picked up on another day during the week. Please do not place additional items curbside after everything has been collected. 

Items intended for cleanup must be accessible from the public right of way. The town will not enter private property, parking lots, or driveways to remove materials. Items placed near mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants, posts, or other obstacles that could be damaged will not be collected. The town is not responsible for damages.

Not acceptable for collection during cleanup:

Due to current restrictions, the Solid Waste Authority cannot collect hazardous waste at this time

  • Hazardous waste, household and yard chemicals, and paint
    • These materials are accepted every third Saturday of the month at the the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority, located at 555 Authority Dr., To preregister, call 540-381-2820, ext. 300.
    • Latex paint that is still usable, (clean and at least 1/3 full), may be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Unusable latex paint should be dried in its can using kitty litter or sand. Once dry, the entire can should be disposed of in the trash.
  • Propane tanks
    • Only small camping types are acceptable, (16.4 oz. net weight or less).
  • Household garbage
  • Tires with an inside diameter of greater than 19 inches
  • Batteries
    • Car batteries should be taken to local automotive parts stores for recycling.
    • Alkaline batteries may be dropped off for recycling at the YMCA Thrift Shop and various downtown merchants.
  • Electronics
    • Residents may recycle electronics free of charge at the YMCA, 1000 North Main Street.
  • Fluorescent Lamps. Home Depot accepts CFLs for recycling for free.
  • Loose Leaves 
    • Leaves must be bagged for collection during fall and spring cleanup. Loose leaves are only collected during leaf collection, which begins the end of October.

Please note that this program is not intended to pick up waste from contractors or major  construction and/or demolition debris. 

For more information, contact Public Works at 540-443-1200.