The Town of Occoquan contracts with Bates Trucking for weekly trash and recycling service for our residents and businesses.

Collection Information

Garbage and recycling is collected once per week on Wednesdays.  Refuse should be placed to the curb no earlier than 4 pm on Tuesday and no later than 5 am on Wednesday.  Please remove containers from the curb as quickly as possible after collection. When placing refuse to the curb for collection, do not impede public right of ways including sidewalks and streets.

Trash and recycling should be concealed from public view when not placed out for collection. Please take care to ensure your refuse does not blow out of containers and create a hazard.

Residents and business are asked not to place household refuse in public trash cans.  Please place your refuse to the curb on collection day and do not place your refuse in public trash cans on non-collection days.  There is a  dumpster located in the town’s public lot and a recycling dumpster in the VDOT lot under the 123 bridge for public waste.  Please utilize these containers if you need to dispose of household waste before the normal collection day.

Yard Waste

Bates Trucking will collect yard waste on the Town’s regular collection day.  Please ensure tree trimmings are in bundles no larger than four (4) feet in length and leaves and other yard waste are secured in bags weighing no more than 50 pounds. Unbagged, loose leaves will not be collected.

Bulk Collections 

With advance notice, Bates Trucking will collect bulk trash items placed on the curb on the Town’s regular collection day. To schedule a bulk trash pickup, call 800-840-6454 Ext. 331.

Each residence is limited to three (3) items of bulk trash per collection. Bulk trash includes, but is not limited to the following: discarded furniture (disassembled); appliances, including washers, dryers, stoves and refrigerators; and other household items. The Town’s refuse contractor will not collect automobile parts, corrosive items, oil or other heavy liquids, tree stumps, sod, dirt, building or contractor materials and ashes. Contractor waste will not be collected and must be disposed of by the contractor or homeowner.

Back Door Service

Bates Trucking will provide back door service for Occoquan residents who are elderly or persons with disabilities who live alone and are unable to handle moving their trash carts to the curb for collection. To request this service, please contact Town Hall at (703) 491-1918.

New or Replacement Containers

If you are a new resident or need a new trash or recycling container, please contact Town staff at (703) 491-1918 to schedule a container drop off.

Schedule Changes

Any changes to the collection schedule will be included in the Town’s monthly newsletter, which is delivered to every resident in town.

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