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Refuse Collection Information

 The Town of Leesburg provides curbside collection to residents and businesses within the corporate limits of the Town. Refuse collection falls under Chapter 25 of the Town Code.  The following information applies to residents receiving curbside refuse and recycling collection in the Town.

Who receives refuse collection in town?

  • The Town of Leesburg contracts with Con-Serv Industries (CSI) to provide collection of refuse and recycling for residents and businesses within the Town’s corporate limits.
  • Some residents with a “Leesburg” address may not be located within the Town’s corporate limits.  You may contact the Public Works Department at 703-771-2790 to verify whether an address is located within the Town’s corporate limits and is eligible for refuse and recycling collection.
  • Residents not within corporate limits should contact their HOA or Loudoun County Department of Waste Management at 703-777-0187 for information on approved haulers in Loudoun County.

What are the costs, and when are services are provided?

  • There is no account or invoice for curbside refuse and recycling collection.  Most new residents do not need to call to establish service.  If the house is new construction, please contact the Public Works Department at 703-771-2790 to be sure they are collecting on your street.  Existing houses already have service established so no call is required.
  • Beginning in August 2013, Town residents will receive collection of refuse two days per week – Southeast and Southwest residents on Mondays and Thursdays; Northeast and Northwest residents on Tuesdays and Fridays.

What about containers? 

  • The Town of Leesburg does not provide refuse containers to residents or businesses.  You may purchase a refuse container at a local home improvement store or discount store.  Containers should weigh no more than 50 lbs. when full and have tight fitting lids and handles.
  • Residents using plastic garbage bags for refuse should not fill the bags to a weight which causes tearing or breakage of the bags.
  • Residents using plastic garbage bags not placed in cans are responsible for cleanup of refuse scattered by animals or the elements.

What types of things cannot be collected on regular trash days?

  • Do not mix hazardous household waste , recycling or yard waste with your regular refuse.  These should be disposed of separately and as appropriate.
  • Cardboard - boxes and moving paper (no Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap please) should be flattened or broken down as much as possible and placed at the curb for recycling pickup on your designated day.  Crews will not collect cardboard (including boxes filled with trash) on regular trash collection days.
  • Bulky/special items (furnishings, appliances, other household items not fitting in plastic garbage bags or cans) will not be collected on regular trash collection days, you must request a special pickup for such items.  The Town does not consider bulk items not collected with your regular refuse as a “missed pickup” and will not send collectors back for such items.

What time can trash be put out, and when should containers be removed from the curb?

  • Refuse should be placed curbside after 4:00pm the day before pickup and before 4:00am the day of pickup. Residents placing refuse out past this time may be missed during the pickup for their area.  If your refuse is missed due to late set out, the collector will not return to pick up this material - it will be picked up on your next regular trash day.
  • Refuse containers shall be removed from the curbline within 12 hours of collection.
  • Refuse containers shall be stored behind the front line of the building.  Cans may not be left on the curb, sidewalk or other public place.

Where should I put refuse and recycling for pickup?

  • Please have all materials to be collected curbside - the collection crews may not go onto private property to collect refuse or recycling.  This includes, but is not limited to:

Driveways
Garages
Car ports
Yards
Alleyways/common areas between townhomes

If your property does not have a sidewalk or curb, refuse should be placed as close as possible to the edge of pavement, but not in the street.

Please contact the Department of Public Works via e-mail or by phone at 703-771-2790 with any questions or if you need additional information.

Last updated: 3/7/2014 2:45:37 PM