Trash and Recycling Pickup Days

Garbage and Recycling Pickup Days

View our Town of Brookhaven weekly trash and recycling collection schedule below.

Selected Sunday Nights

Yard Waste is collected by the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management during 20 specified weeks.  Material must be bundled and tied and/or containerized and at the curb on Sunday night in a separate location from your household garbage. The carters will make only one pass through each area during the week, Monday through Saturday.  The collection schedule for yard waste is on your recycling schedule (PDF).


Household Waste is collected on Mondays or Tuesdays depending on where you live (lookup pickup days). Material must be at the curb by 6:00 am on your collection day. Household waste is defined as anything that originates from your kitchen or bathroom waste baskets. You are allowed unlimited 32 gallon cans or plastic bags of household garbage, each weighing no more than 50 lbs.


Mandatory Recycling is collected every week on Wednesdays. Paper recyclables and plastic/metal recyclables are collected on alternate Wednesdays (view recycling schedule (PDF)). Your items must be placed at the curb prior to 6:00 am on Wednesdays. 


Household Waste and Bulk Items are collected on Thursdays or Fridays depending on where you live (lookup pickup days). In addition to the unlimited household waste, residents are allowed to put out 4 bulk items. Materials must be at the curb next to their household garbage prior to 6:00 AM on your collection day.


Holidays are marked on your magnetic recycling calendar (view holidays (PDF)). Collection is canceled on designated holidays.