Neighborhood Dumpster Days

Neighborhood dumpster days (formerly "neighborhood clean-ups") are free disposal drop-off services provided to neighborhoods in Richmond. Residents may drop off disposable items to dumpster locations in their neighborhood at no cost. Dumpster days are drop off only and do not include curbside collection services, except for seniors and residents with disabilities.

The City of Richmond hosts neighborhood dumpster days in partnership with Republic Services, Sims Metal, and each neighborhood's respective neighborhood council. 

Dumpster Day Schedule and Locations

Neighborhood dumpster days begin at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm or when all dumpsters are full.  Dumpsters are usually placed at 1-4 locations in your neighborhood. Events are held on Saturdays in the spring, summer, and fall. The City of Richmond is pleased to announce that starting in 2022, neighborhood councils will receive at least one dumpster day each year rather than every other year.

Dates and dumpster locations are included in the flier that is mailed to your household. Fliers are typically mailed out to households 2-4 weeks in advance of the event. 

Because dumpster days are neighborhood specific rather than citywide, the dumpster day schedule is not published widely. Contact your neighborhood council to inquire about your neighborhood's upcoming dumpster day.

What to Bring

  • Your disposable items
  • Current photo ID
  • Matching utility bill to show residency in the neighborhood hosting the dumpster day - businesses are not eligible

Curbside Pickup for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities

Curbside pickup is available for seniors and residents with disabilities only. Eligible residents must contact the Abatement Division to request this service before 12:00 pm on the Wednesday prior to the dumpster day. Up-to-date contact information is included in the flier that is mailed to your household. 

Curbside pickup services will take place on the Friday prior to the dumpster day from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Pickups are limited to no more than one pickup truckload per eligible household. Identification will be checked at the time of pickup.

Accepted and Prohibited Items

Accepted ItemsProhibited Items
Box SpringsHousehold ItemsSmall AppliancesBatteriesOven Cleaner
Broken ToysMattressesTablesBug SprayPaint
ClothingMetal ChairsWashers and DryersConcretePropane Tanks
CouchesOvens and StovesWoodE-wasteTires
DishwashersRefrigeratorsYard Waste (please bag)Fluorescent Lights**For hazardous waste materials, call West County Hazardous Waste at 1-888-412-9277 (101 Pittsburg Ave, Richmond)
GlassRugs and PaddingOil

Partnerships with Neighborhood Councils

In addition to reducing waste in our streets, dumpster days provide a benefit to the neighborhood councils in Richmond. When events are hosted in partnership with Sims Metal, neighborhood councils receive rebate donations for the metal recyclables that are brought in. Neighborhood councils are able to use these donations to support their important ongoing work to engage their neighbors.

Neighborhood councils assist with the dissemination of neighborhood clean-up information to neighbors and the recruitment of volunteers to assist Public Works staff during the dumpster day event.

Other Disposal Resources

Richmond residents living in single-family/duplex units can receive two on-call curbside clean-ups of non-hazardous waste per calendar year at no cost! Visit www.richmondenvironment.org for more information and additional resources.