All residential premises are to have either metal or plastic refuse containers with tight-fitting lids. They must be fitted with handles and may NOT be larger than 32 gallons in capacity. This is required under Section 24-19 of Article II of the Solid Waste Regulations within The Code of the City of Buena Vista.

Monday Refuse Schedule:

  1. 41st Street, including Long Hollow Road, to 25th Street.
  2. Designated businesses/commercial collections

Tuesday Refuse Schedule:

  1. 25th to 19th Streets, all.
  2. Designated businesses/commercial collections

Wednesday Refuse Schedule:

  1. From 19th Street to 13th Street, all.
  2. Designated businesses/commercial collections

Thursday Refuse Schedule:

  1. From 13th Street to 1st Street, all.
  2. Designated businesses/commercial collections

Friday Refuse Schedule:

  1. Designated businesses/commercial collections


First week of the month – 1st Street to 13th Street

Second week of the month – 13th Street to 19th Street

Third week of the month – 19th Street to 25th Street

Fourth week of the month – 25th Street to 41st Street, including Hillside Drive.


Section 24-35   Collection of Trash, etc.

No bulk trash, refuse, tree limbs, shrubbery, leaves and other similar matter shall be collected without additional charge unless such matter can be and is placed in a suitable container. (Code 1967, 24-11)

Section 24-36   Collection of Limbs and Cuttings

Limbs and cuttings shall be cut in five (5) foot lengths and tied in bundles not exceeding one and one-half (1 1/2) feet in diameter and placed by the garbage container on regular collection days. (Code 1967, 24-12)

PLEASE NOTE: Excessive amounts of brush or debris are in violation of the City Code (Section 24-35 and Section 24-36) shown above. These policies were adopted by the City Council in 1984 and govern the quantity and manner in which brush and debris may be picked up by the city.

No tree trunks, branches, limbs or shrubbery larger than six (6) inches in diameter and/or longer than ten (10) feet or heavier than one hundred (100) pounds shall be collected by the City. Tree and shrubbery limbs must have protruding branches trimmed and must be neatly stacked and placed in an orderly manner near the curb or along the alleyway. Stacks may not block the alley. Branches, limbs, and shrubbery trimmings should be stacked or tied to prevent scattering by the wind. Thorny vegetation shall be placed in small separate neat piles or in containers.

FURTHER NOTE: Residents who bring in contractors to remove a tree or trees, must have the contractor remove that debris at their cost. It is recommended that such cost is included in any contract a resident makes with an outside contractor or handyman. Removal of these trees is not included in city services. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.