Trash, Yard Waste, and Recycling Pickup

Trash pickup Mondays
Yard Waste pickup Tuesdays April-December (see guidelines below)
Recycling pickup Thursdays (see guidelines below)

Please put all items out for pickup the night before. Apple Valley Waste comes very early in the morning! If a pickup day falls on a holiday or there is inclement weather, the items will be picked up the following day.

Yard Waste Guidelines

  • Must be in brown paper biodegradable bags
  • No more than 35 pounds per bag
  • Small shrubs, leaves, grass clippings are allowed.
  • Shrubs/small sticks that do not fit into a bag can’t be any longer than 4 feet, 2 inches in diameter, and must be bundled together

Recycling Guidelines

Getting Started:

  • Place acceptable recyclables inside the red recycling cart provided by Apple Valley Waste.
  • Place your cart at the curb in front of your house the evening before your collection day.
  • Make sure that all items are free from food debris. Food contaminated products will not be accepted.
  • Remove all lids, metal and plastic. Lids can be recycled but must be removed from all container types.
  • If your cart is contaminated with unacceptable items it will not be serviced.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please call Apple Valley Waste at 877-267-1280. Any additional
  • recyclables can be placed in clear trash bags and placed beside recycle container marked recycle.
  • (Please do not use your own plastic container to set out recyclables. Thanks


  • Accepted Materials:
    • Plastic containers with numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
    • Wide mouth containers (yogurt, peanut butter, butter tubs)
    • 6-pack and 12-pack plastic rings
    • Plastic Beverage Container
  • Unacceptable Items:
    • Plastic bags, Styrofoam, oil containers, plastic buckets, food contaminated
    • plastics and oversized plastics.


  • Accepted Materials:
    • Food and Beverage containers made of aluminum, steel and tin
    • Aluminum, tin and steel containers and foils
    • Completely empty aerosol cans
  • Unacceptable Items:
    • Chemical paint thinner solvent cans, non-aerosol pesticide cans
    • Empty gasoline or chemical cans


  • No Longer Accepted as of April 1, 2017
    • Please remember that you can continue to take your sorted Glass Bottles and Jars to your local Solid Waste Authority (SWA) recycling centers.

Paper, Newspapers, and Cardboard

  • Accepted Materials:
    • Mixed paper
    • Magazines, books, catalogs
    • Cardboard , paperboard, cereal boxes
    • Junk mail, Phone books, Office paper
  • Unacceptable Items:
    • Any type of paper or cardboard with a waxed surface
    • Gift wrap
    • Any type of coated juice or milk cartons with a waxed surface