Why do I need to bag my trash?
The Roanoke County Solid Waste Ordinance was amended in 2008 to require that all household trash be bagged before being placed in the container.

There are many benefits to bagging. The number one benefit is that the neighborhoods and/or streets are cleaner without loose trash blowing around. Drivers will get out and collect bagged trash that may fall out of the container during collection. If the container has loose trash that falls out of the container, the driver is not required to collect it.

During inclement weather, some areas of Roanoke County can only be serviced manually by smaller pickup trucks. Having the trash in bags allows your trash to be picked up in a timely manner.

Bagging trash helps to keep Roanoke County cleaner for all of us to enjoy.

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1. Why can't I put boxes or other bulk in my County-issued trash container?
2. Why do I need to bag my trash?
3. How can I dispose of "sharps," i.e. needles, syringes, etc.?
4. What time does the garbage truck run?
5. What does it mean when collection is delayed by one day?