Sanitation Services


The Sanitation Services unit coordinates solid waste and recycling services for the residents and businesses of Riverdale. Republic Services is the selected provider for solid waste removal services.

Sanitation services in the City of Riverdale are mandatory and are included in your property taxes. For information on refuse collection and recycling services, please reference City of Riverdale Code of Ordinances, Chapter 62 – Solid Waste.

Service day is Wednesday. Trash is serviced every week on Wednesday. Recycling is serviced biweekly on Wednesdays (meaning every other week). All of the trash must be bagged and placed inside of the trash container for pickup. No trash bags outside of the container will be serviced. Containers are to be removed from the curbside on the day of pickup, after they have been emptied. All waste placed in containers must be bagged and not to exceed weight of 50 lbs. 

All recycling must be broken down and placed inside of the container for service (including cardboard). Acceptable recyclable items include paper, cardboard, aluminum/steel cans and plastic. 

We also service three bulk items each week. Bulk items are considered to be furniture or large appliances (for example, mattresses, sofas, washer and dryers). A/C units, refrigerators and freezers are also acceptable for pickup. The Freon must be removed professionally and the item tagged for pickup. Oil and gas must be removed from lawn equipment before it may be picked up. 

No more than 10 yard waste bags (brown paper bags for landscaping waste) will be serviced each week. Yard waste bags should contain leaves, grass clippings, pine needles, etc. Brown bags can be purchased from your local retailer.

Tree limbs are to be cut into 3-4 ft lengths, can be no larger than 3 inches in diameter, and the pile cannot exceed 40 lbs.

All items need to be at the curb no later than 7 am on Wednesday for service.