Charlestown Garbage Truck


The City of Charlestown Sanitation Dept. handles weekly curbside collection of solid waste, yard waste/limbs and one bulky item per month. Residents have the option to add a second container, pick up additional bulky items or pick up dumpster bags for additional fees.

Prohibited items include appliances, refrigerant units, tires, electronics (TVs, computers), and chemicals (used oils, solvents and paints, batteries).

  • Solid Waste - Regular household trash & waste placed in an approved 96-gallon city-issued trash can
  • Yard Waste - March to November, limbs and grass (placed in biodegradable bags) are picked up twice per month
  • Tree Limbs - March to November, limbs cut to lengths less than 3-feet, bundled or stacked neatly are picked up once per month
  • Bulky Items - One bulky item pick up per month ($10 each additional item) Examples: furniture, mattresses, grills, exercise equipment, large toys
  • Dumpster Bag - Waste up to 3,300-lbs can be placed in a dumpster bag (purchased at a local home good store) and picked up ($75 fee) Please call to schedule


Clark County Recycling District (112 Industrial Way, Charlestown) offers a variety of drop off recycling options.

Holiday Schedule

Please note that on the following holidays, sanitation trucks will not run their regular routes - therefore all routes will run one day behind during a holiday week. For example, if a holiday falls on Monday then the routes will run as follows:

  • Monday’s route will run on Tuesday
  • Tuesday’s route will run on Wednesday
  • Wednesday’s route will run on Thursday
  • Thursday’s route will run on Friday

Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Election Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

Annual Spring Cleanup Week

The Annual Spring Cleanup Week is an additional service to help customers as they begin spring cleaning in their garages, yards, and around the home. Sanitation customers are invited to place items on the curb for removal on the day of their normally scheduled trash pick-up during that week. Follow our social media accounts for updates in the spring.

  • Items for pick-up must be properly placed in bags and positioned at the curb clear of tree limbs, guide wires, mailboxes fences. etc.
  • Limbs must be cut into lengths no greater than 7 feet and placed in a separate pile from the junk, trash, and debris.
  • Please do not over-stuff your garbage receptacles.
  • The regular pick-up of your trash will be a separate pick-up from your spring cleanup items. Separate vehicles for pick-ups will be utilized.