Trash Collection


Trash and Recycling


Residential customers may choose between two levels of trash collection service:

  • 96-gallon container for $15.27 per month; or
  • 48-gallon container for $10.42 per month.

Each residential utility customer within the city shall also pay a monthly waste management fee of $2.96.

Additional Containers

Customers may request additional containers for an extra monthly service fee to dispose of additional trash.

  • 96-gallon container for $13.74 extra per month; or
  • 48-gallon container for $9.38 extra per month.
  • Extra containers must be rented for a six-month minimum period of time. 

If you have questions about billing, please contact Utility Billing.


Weekly trash collection and disposal services are provided to all single-family and many multi-family homes. Curbside recycling collections are every other week. View our Collection Schedule and Map to determine your trash and recycling pick-up schedule.

Please have your trash container at the curb by 7 am on your scheduled collection day.


Trash and recycling collection is not provided on the following holidays; Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Trash and recycling services will be provided the day after a holiday. During a holiday week, if your normal collection day falls ON or AFTER the holiday, your trash (and recycling if it's your week) will be collected one day later than your normal collection day.

Special note: Although the City of Longmont recognizes the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday, trash collection services do resume on this day (Friday); Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) trash and recycling customers will thus have collection on Friday.

Items Accepted in Trash Container 

All regular household refuse, garbage and yard trimmings can be placed inside the container.

Items that CANNOT be placed in your container include:

  • Dirt, sod, concrete or rock
  • Large appliances or furniture
  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as oil, gas or paint
  • Debris from construction, remodeling or demolition
  • Hazardous waste or materials

Please bag your refuse before placing it in your container to assist in keeping your container clean and sanitary, as well as to help prevent litter on windy days. You are responsible for keeping your container in a clean, sanitary condition at all times. Repairs (if needed) to your container will be made by City personnel.

Where and How to Place Your Container

  • Place containers in the street in front of the curb near the corner of your driveway with the handle side facing your home.
  • Alley collection customers should place containers on the designated side of the alley for collection.
  • The arrows on the lid should face towards the street or alley.
  • Make sure the containers are in the street and not blocking the sidewalk.
  • Containers must be at least 3 1/2 feet from objects on either side, including parked vehicles, mail boxes or fire hydrants.
  • Containers must be placed at the curb or designated side of the alley by 7 am on your scheduled collection day.
  • Leave a minimum of 2 feet between your refuse and recycle containers when both are placed out for collection.




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