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Curbside Trash Pick-Up

The Town of Grottoes provides curbside trash collection to Town residents on a weekly basis.  There is a bi-monthly charge of $24.42 that is added to the water and sewer bill.  Trash will be collected every Monday for residences on the east side of Dogwood Avenue and collected every Tuesday for residences on the west side of Dogwood Avenue.  Regular household trash should be placed in trash bags or proper containers, which need to be covered at all times and should not exceed 50 lbs.  Trash should not contain liquids.  Kitty Litter must be placed in bags which should not exceed 50 lbs.  Trash should be placed adjacent to the street for pick-up no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of scheduled collection.  Do not allow trash from outside of Town to be placed at your home.  This will cause an increase to our landfill costs and ultimately make it necessary to increase refuse rates.

Brush and Grass Clippings

Brush and grass clippings are not picked up with the weekly curbside trash collection.  There is an area located west of the Recycle Center on 20th Street that is for grass clippings only.  If grass clippings are brought in plastic bags, the clippings must be dumped from the bags and the bags removed from the site. Please Do Not put any brush in with the grass clippings.  Do not dump any other type of refuse at either of these locations.  Violators will be prosecuted if found dumping illegally at this location.  This area is for use by Town residents only. 

Brush and tree limbs will be accepted at the dump site on 20th Street on the first Saturday of each month (unless in case of a holiday--see schedule below).  Two Town of Grottoes staff members will be on site to chip the brush.  You must present your license/registration to our staff members before dumping in order to prove residency.  If your license/registration has a Post Office Box address rather than a physical address, you must obtain written permission from the Town office PRIOR to using this service.  If you have any questions regarding this area please contact the Town Hall.

2017 Schedule:

December 3, 2016-Site open 8am-2pm

January--Brush Site Closed

February--Brush Site Closed

March 4, 2017 8am-12pm

April 1, 2017 8am-12pm

May 6, 2017 8am-12pm --CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER (curbside pickup begins May 15th)

June 3, 2017 8am-12pm

July--Brush Site Closed

August 5, 2017 8am-12pm

October 14, 2017 8am-12pm

November 4, 2017 8am-12pm

December -- dates/times yet to be determined

Leaf Collection

The Town maintenance department vacuums up leaves in the fall.  This process usually begins during the 2nd week in November.  The exact beginning dates will be posted in the Town newsletter and on the sign in front of the Town Hall.  The maintenance crew will make two trips through the Town to collect leaves.  If you would like for your leaves to be collected, rake them to the edge of the road, DO NOT put them in bags.  Leaves will not be picked up with your weekly trash.

Refuse Container and Recycling

The Rockingham County Recycle Center is located at 1005 20th Street in Grottoes.  Their hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sundays and closed on Wednesdays.   This facility is open to all Grottoes and Rockingham County residents.  Proof of  Town of Grottoes or Rockingham County residency is required to access this facility.  For more information, please call (540) 564-3159 or visit their website.

Recyclables Accepted

  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Newspaper, magazines, telephone books, greeting cards 
  • Cardboard, chipboard 
  • Plastic (all plastic must be marked with a number on base)
  • Plastic Bags (example: Wal-Mart & Food Lion bags)
  • Ferrous metal
  • Steel and bi-metal cans
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Household Batteries (AA,AAA,9V,etc.)
  • Used Motor Oil
  • All types of shoes (paired except ice skating shoes), purses, wallets, luggage, computer laptop bags, school backpacks, belts, hats

The information contained on this page is for general purposes only and may not contain the most current information. For answers to more specific questions or concerns, or to receive the latest information possible, please contact the Town office at 540-249-5896.