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Residential recycling collection


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The City of Rochester’s Residential Recycling program provides curbside collection of mixed recyclables from City residences. Residents are provided with a wheeled container, and all recyclable materials can be mixed together in the container - paper, metal, glass, and plastic.

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Recyclable materials

Click here for a list of acceptable materials for recycling

Recycling is collected every other week

Since the 96-gallon wheeled container holds eight times the volume of the old 12-gallon box, it only needs to be set out for collection every other week, on the same day as refuse collection. 


Click here for your recycling collection schedule.

Recyclables should be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on collection day. 

Remember: Refuse collection every week, recycling every other week. 


When certain holidays fall on a weekday, expect refuse and recycling services to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday, etc. Otherwise refuse and recycling services will be serviced on your normal scheduled weekday. 

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


If you have questions, refer to the At Your Service Guide, call 311 (outside city limits, (585) 428-5990). Staff from the the City's Solid Waste Management Division will follow up with you.

Refuse and recycling FAQ