Residents should visit the website of their city's Department of Public Works or their county's Waste Management office to find information regarding the trash pickup schedule, as most municipalities list pickup days online. Residents can also call either department to obtain this information.
Websites for larger municipalities such as Washington, D.C. often include applications that allow residents to look up trash pickup schedules by address. Department of Public Works and Waste Management websites also include other information related to trash pickup, including examples of what can and cannot be disposed of in the trash, recycling schedules, and garbage can specifications. Many municipalities offer free trash and recycling containers to residents.