the bulk trash


VCU is collaborating with the City of Richmond’s Department of Public Works and the Clean City Commission to make it easier for students to move in and out of local rental properties.

Roll-off dumpsters were placed in the Fan District neighborhood. Students will be able to use the containers to throw away trash and bulk items during the moving process. Look for them at:

  • Ryland and Grace streets
  • Morris and Grove streets
  • Morris and Cary streets

Remember - items such as couches, beds, tables and chairs should not be left in streets or alleyways. For bulk items that cannot be reused, students should call 311 to schedule a bulk pickup with the city.

Students can schedule pickups for furniture prior to moving by calling the following agencies in Richmond:

  • CARITAS at (804) 343-5008
  • Diversity Thrift at (804) 353-8890
  • Fantastic Thrift at (804) 358-7164
  • Habitat for Humanity at (804) 232-7001
  • Salvation Army at (804) 359-5554
  • Vietnam Veterans of America at (804) 358-8287

Failing to have a clean move-out may have financial consequences for students. Richmond’s Code of Ordinances addresses “unlawful accumulation,” which prohibits people from piling up discarded items in the street or alley that are not in containers provided by the city. Landlords could get fined for the mess, and the costs may be passed on to students. Landlords may withhold a portion, or all, of a security deposit for individuals who fail to move out properly.

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