Commercial Refuse Collection

Business' Responsibility of Refuse

Each Business in the City of Annapolis is required to handle and maintain the refuse generated by their business in an effective and responsible manner. This means that from the time the refuse is generated to the time it is removed from your site, it is your responsibility.

Sometimes refuse, whether in cans or dumpsters, is placed on surfaces, i.e. sidewalks, parking lots, etc., that are in close proximity to storm drains. Leaking refuse containers can stagnate, causing odor problems. Litter, though unsightly, can also enter a storm inlet which could impair the removal of rain water.

All the storm drains within the City of Annapolis, discharge to the Chesapeake Bay through the surrounding rivers and streams. Handling refuse in an effective and responsible manner will prevent pollutants from entering the Bay.

City of Annapolis Licensed Refuse Collectors

Collector Containers Serviced Service Days Phone
AVW - Apple Valley Waste Dumpsters, Carts Mon-Sun 304-724-1834
Cockey's Enterprises, Inc Dumpsters, Compactors Mon-Sat 866-427-8389
Goode Companies Dumpsters, Carts Mon-Sun 240-712-4600
Jerome L Taylor Trucking, Inc Dumpsters, Carts Mon-Sat 202-280-2008
Patuxent Roll-Off, LLC Dumpsters Mon-Sat 410-793-0181
Republic Services Dumpsters, Carts Mon-Sun 410-727-6161
Six Nations, Inc   (SERVICING USNA ONLY) Dumpsters, Compactors Mon-Sun  

Commercial Food Waste Composters

Commercial Food Waste Composters
Composters Phone
Garrity Renewables LLC
Waste Neutral Group LLC


  • Refuse containers must:
    • Be durable
    • Be rust-resisting
    • Be washable and nonabsorbent
    • Be watertight
    • Have close-fitting covers
  • Refuse is to be placed on the sidewalk no sooner than 12 hours preceding the scheduled collection time.
  • Refuse must be collected after 6 a.m.
  • Refuse containers must be removed from sidewalk or public area immediately after collection and must be removed from view from a public way in the Historic District.
  • If refuse containers need to be washed, this activity must be completed inside the establishment.
  • Area where refuse is placed for collection must be maintained.
  • Any refuse not collected by hauler must be removed from the public area or sidewalk.
  • Sidewalk or public area must be swept up after collection.
  • Don't use bleach, bleach products, or degreasers on sidewalks or public areas.
  • Only environmentally friendly products may be used.