Solid Waste Collection
The Town of Wytheville collects refuse from residential dwellings and small businesses once a week from the curb of each resident/business if they utilize the Town's annual decal program. Trash containers must be placed adjacent to the street or sidewalk by 7:00 A.M. on the day of collection. The containers must be removed on the same day after collection. In no instance are containers to be placed so as to interfere with the flow of traffic or pedestrians. Materials that are prohibited from being placed out for collection include, but are not limited to, large rocks, tree trunks, tree stumps, tree limbs, excess bulky material, waste from building materials and heavy objects. In addition, the Town cannot collect yard waste such as grass clippings or debris from tree and shrub trimmings during regular collection. For complete regulations, please visit Chapter 12 of the Town's Code on the Web.
Solid Waste Disposal
The Wytheville Landfill was closed on October 8, 1993. Trash collected by the Town of Wytheville is now taken to a transfer station operated by the Wythe/Bland Joint Public Service Authority. The Town is charged a tipping fee of $52.00 per ton for solid waste.
The Town will conduct monthly curbside brush collection for the residents of the Town, which will be at no cost to the residents. These collections will be made approximately the last week of each month. All curbside brush regulations will still be applicable. For additional brush disposal information, click on the link for Brush Disposal Guidelines below.
The Town of Wytheville would like to remind property owners of the Town’s mowing regulations which were adopted on April 24, 2023, and they are as follows:
It shall be unlawful for the owners of property to permit grass, weeds and other foreign growth to exceed 12 inches.
Every year, the town shall publish reasonable notice in the news media reminding property owners of their obligation to cut or trim grass, weeds, unsafe trees, and other foreign growth on such property, beginning April 1 through September 30 of each year. In the event the property owner fails to comply, the town, through its public works agents or employees, may elect to cut or trim the grass, weeds, remove or trim unsafe trees to render it safe, and foreign growth if the height meets or exceeds 12 inches, in which event the cost or expenses thereof shall be chargeable to and paid by the owners of such property and may be collected as taxes are collected. The town shall not be required to provide more than one written notice per growing season to the owner of record of the subject property.
If the sum due to the town has not been paid within fifteen (15) days from receipt of such notice, the town manager shall be authorized to add the charges to the amount due for the current town real estate taxes on said property.
Violations of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of $50.00 for the first violation, or violations arising from the same set of operative facts.
The civil penalties are in addition to any costs the property owner incurs as a result of the failure to comply with this section.
The Town would like to remind citizens that it is unlawful to dispose of grass, etc., on the sidewalks and streets of the town.
For a copy of Division 2. Removal of Weeds, Mowing, Etc., Sec. 12-92. Excessive vegetation; overgrowth, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (276) 223-3349.
Citizens can decrease the cost of solid waste disposal by recycling glass, some plastics, mixed metals, cardboard, newspapers, and magazines. The Town's Recycling Center is located at 1025 South Third Street beside the Town Shop. The Recycling Center is open with an assistant on duty during the following hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Items that are accepted at the Recycling Center are:
- Glass: Rinsed clear and colored bottles, jars and jugs only. Labels are acceptable on glass. All caps, lids, and corks are to be removed and discarded in the trash.
- Plastic: No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs only. This may include plastic soda and water bottles, milk, juice and water jugs, and laundry detergent containers. All caps, lids, and corks are to be removed and discarded in the trash.
- Cans: Empty and rinse all aluminum foil wrap, foil containers, and pans. Empty and rinse all cans. Labels are acceptable on metal cans. This may include steel, bi-metal, tin, and aluminum cans.
- Newspapers: Must be clean and dry. This may include phone and paperback books, slick paper, magazines, advertisements, office paper, shredded paper, and junk mail.
- Cardboard: Must be clean, dry, and broken down into flats. All plastics must be removed from cardboard.
Please do not bring items not listed above as they are not acceptable in the recycling program. Disposing of such unacceptable items contaminates the entire container which would then have to be taken to the trash.
If you have any questions, please ask the attendant on duty. Additional information is available by clicking on the link below.
Leaf Collection Program
Each fall, the Wytheville Public Works Department collects leaves from the curbside. Citizens are asked to rake leaves into a pile near the curb or edge of street for collection. Leaf removals by contractors for the homeowner are to be disposed of by the contractor.
Signs and Signals
The Public Works Department is responsible for all street name signs, road signs, and traffic signals.
Wytheville gives priority and emphasis to clearing the main arterial streets and then the collector and local streets. The Town has an emergency snow route plan in the event that Interstates 77 or 81 are closed due to an accident. Parking spaces in the downtown area are cleared as soon as possible and access roads to school parking lots are cleared to allow early dismissals. All employees of the Public Works Department are available twenty-four hours a day for snow removal. During snow storms, the Public Works Department works twenty-four hours a day to keep the main arteries clear within the corporate limits. Lesser connector roads are cleared after the main arteries are sufficiently maintained.
The Town has operated an on-going street improvement schedule with construction projects recommended by the Town's Public Works Committee on an annual basis. The Committee consists of two members from the Town Council who make recommendations to the Town Council. A standard set of procedures is used each year in determining those projects that will be recommended for construction.
The Public Works Department is responsible for general street maintenance, including ditches, shoulders, potholes, utility cut repairs, lawn mowing, tree trimming and street sweeping.
Cemetery crews maintain the East End Cemetery, West End Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, and the West End Memorial Mausoleum.
The horticulture department plants and maintains all flowers, trees and shrubs on Town property and rights of way in the Town of Wytheville.
Refuse/Brush Collection Schedule