Solid Waste Collection

Garbage and rubbish is collected on a weekly basis for single family, two family, three and four family residential properties in the City of Canandaigua. Recycling and yard waste are collected every other week. See current Solid Waste Collection Schedule posted on this page.

Weekly Collection Schedule

  • Monday: Ward 4 (Northwest) Including West Avenue (Both Sides)
  • Tuesday: Ward 3 (Southwest)
  • Wednesday: Ward 1 (Northeast)
  • Thursday: Ward 2 (Southeast) Including Gibson Street (Both Sides)

Don't know what Ward you live in? See the Map of City Wards (PDF).

If your regularly scheduled collection day falls on or follows the day of the below listed holidays, refuse will be collected one day later that week. For example, if Monday is your regularly scheduled collection day, refuse would be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday pickup would be on Wednesday, etc. An exception to this rule is Thanksgiving week, when both Wards 1 and 2 are collected on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

  • New Year's Day - January 2
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16
  • Memorial Day - May 29
  • 4th of July - July 4 (Monday 7/3 p/u will remain as normal, Tuesday p/u will be Weds., Weds. will be Thurs. and Thurs. will be Friday)
  • Labor Day - September 4
  • Columbus Day - October 9
  • Veterans Day - Pickup schedule not affected
  • Thanksgiving Day - November 23- (Thursday p/u will be on Weds)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving - November 24 (not a normal p/u day)
  • Christmas Day - December 25

City Issued Garbage & Recycling Containers

  • All single-family dwellings and two to four-family dwellings will be issued a 64-gallon garbage Toter and a 96 or 64-gallon recycling Toter. 
  • The utilization of garbage Toters beyond the first Toter will involve a quarterly fee ($37.50 per quarter, $150 annually).
  • Contact the Department of Public Works 585-396-5060 to request additional Toters.  
  • Tax-exempt/Non-Profit properties that elect to have the City collect their garbage will be charged from the first Toter. 
  • All recycling Toters will be free. See what is recyclable at: Ontario County Recycles 
  • No garbage outside of a City Issued Toter will be collected. 

Garbage & Rubbish

  • Garbage must be placed within a City issued container.
  • Must be placed at curbside. Qualified individuals with a disability who feel they are unable to place solid waste at curbside should call the Department of Public Works 585-396-5060 for a Waiver Application (PDF).
  • Garbage and rubbish must be placed in heavyweight, transparent plastic bags.
  • Recyclables must be placed in a City issued container and set apart from the garbage and rubbish.
  • You can see what is recyclable at: Ontario County Recycles
  • Improperly bagged or prepared solid waste of any kind that is frozen or infested with insects will not be collected.
  • Solid waste should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 pm the day prior to collection and no later than 6 am the day of collection.
  • Items such as discarded furniture, rugs, building material, appliances and other miscellaneous debris cannot be collected. City residents have the option to dispose of non-collectable items (for a nominal fee) at the Town of Canandaigua Transfer Station on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1-4pm. Details of this program can be obtained on this website by viewing the Updated Transfer Station Flyer 2023 found at the bottom of this page.
  • No waste generated from a business will be collected
  • No tires will be collected

Garden & Yard Waste

  • From March to December, yard waste is collected every other week (opposite recycling)
  • We do not pickup yard waste in January and February
  • Garden and yard waste shall be placed loose in a trash can or brown paper leaf bag, not to exceed 45 pounds. Do not co-mingle yard waste with trash
  • Tree limbs must be tied in bundles, not to exceed 5 feet in length or 45 pounds in weight with cut ends placed together
  • Do not rake, sweep or place yard waste of any kind into the street pavement or gutters

Fall Leaf Collection

Leaves will be picked up loose at the curbside only during the fall leaf collection program, which occurs November and is posted on the City's website.

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees are collected annually during the first weeks of January. Trees may be left between the sidewalk and curb. Trees that are bagged or have any remaining decorations including lights, garland, tinsel, or ornaments will not be picked up. Greens and boughs must meet regular length and bundling requirements for brush pickup.

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