City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division

Visit www.VBgov.com/wastemgt for more information. Questions or Concerns? Call 757-385-4650 or email [email protected]

Kickin' your Christmas tree to the curb? Waste Management will be collecting natural trees as part of our yard waste col...
01/02/2020

Kickin' your Christmas tree to the curb? Waste Management will be collecting natural trees as part of our yard waste collection service. All tree stands, bags, netting, lights, ornaments, tinsel, and other tree decorations must be removed. No artificial trees.

If you want to repurpose your tree- the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will happily accept it. Mulched and used by the City's Landscape crews throughout the city, your Christmas tree can remain jolly year round!

New Year's Day | There will be no trash/recycling collection, Wednesday, January 1. Wednesday's collection will instead ...
12/30/2019

New Year's Day | There will be no trash/recycling collection, Wednesday, January 1. Wednesday's collection will instead take place on Saturday, January 4. All other service dates remain unchanged.

The Waste Management office and Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be closed for New Year's Day and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

Wishing everyone a very safe and Happy New Year!

Due to the high volume of illegal dumping, Waste Management will be closing the Oceana and West Neck Recycling Centers e...
12/27/2019

Due to the high volume of illegal dumping, Waste Management will be closing the Oceana and West Neck Recycling Centers each evening at 5 p.m. Availability of both centers will depend on the capacity of the containers. Reopening of the sites will occur each morning once Waste Management crews have cleared the area and our contractor has serviced the sites. We have increased servicing of both locations however, the amount of material being brought to the centers exceeds capacity.

As a reminder- all recyclables must be loose and cardboard flattened. Items in plastic bags will not be recycled nor will items left outside of the containers.

Residents looking to dispose of trash can visit the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Rd or at the SPSA Landstown Transfer Station, located at 1825 Concert Drive.

Looking to make an extra impact with your Christmas tree? Check out this wonderful program from Chichos Pizza Oceanfront...
12/26/2019
Let your Christmas tree retire to the beach and help with erosion

Looking to make an extra impact with your Christmas tree? Check out this wonderful program from Chichos Pizza Oceanfront

Your tree can have a second life or greater purpose in the Outer Banks by acting as a natural sand fence while helping to build up sand dunes. The wood and branches help with erosion control, and the nutrients are beneficial for the beach grass.

Location drop offs, date and times:
Chicho’s Oceanfront: Dec 26th - Jan 16th 9am-9pm
Chicho’s Strawbridge: Sat Jan 4th 10am-1pm
Chicho’s Shore Drive: Sat Jan 4th 10am-1pm
Chicho’s Hickory: Sun January 5th 9am-1pm
Chicho’s Greenbrier: Sunday January 5th 9am-1pm
Haygood Skating Center: Sunday Jan 5th 10am-5pm

Chicho’s Pizza is collecting Christmas trees after the holidays for use in dune restoration projects.

There will be no trash/recycling collection, Wednesday, December 25. Wednesday's collection will instead take place on S...
12/24/2019

There will be no trash/recycling collection, Wednesday, December 25. Wednesday's collection will instead take place on Saturday, December 28.

The Waste Management office and Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be back open on Thursday, December 26.

Have a happy holiday!

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 12 Ribbons and tape and bows, oh my! Our gifts come with a lot of baggage that we have to c...
12/24/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 12

Ribbons and tape and bows, oh my! Our gifts come with a lot of baggage that we have to consider. These items are not recyclable so consider about what you'd like to do with them.

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 11'Tis the season of giving so considering donating this year. Items such as toys can be do...
12/23/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 11

'Tis the season of giving so considering donating this year. Items such as toys can be donated and reused, making a huge impact on someone's life AND helping the environment.

The Waste Management office and the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center are closed December 23-25.There...
12/23/2019

The Waste Management office and the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center are closed December 23-25.

There will be no trash/recycling collection on Wednesday, December 25. It will instead be collected on Saturday, December 28. All other service dates remain unchanged.

Here are some Holiday Recycling Tips for your blue recycling cart.
12/22/2019

Here are some Holiday Recycling Tips for your blue recycling cart.

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 10As families gather for the holidays and sit down for meals together, you can expect an up...
12/22/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 10

As families gather for the holidays and sit down for meals together, you can expect an uptick in food and beverage waste. Here's what you should recycle and some common items you should not recycle.

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 9'Tis the season of giving (and holiday-themed sweaters) so considering donating this year. ...
12/21/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 9

'Tis the season of giving (and holiday-themed sweaters) so considering donating this year. Items such as clothing can be donated and reused, making a huge impact on someone's life AND helping the environment.

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 8In today's recycling tip we'll look at what to do with those Christmas trees once the seas...
12/20/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips - Day 8

In today's recycling tip we'll look at what to do with those Christmas trees once the season is over. Please consider donating plastic trees when replacing.

Holiday Schedule Reminder:All requests for Bulky Item Collection for the week of Dec. 23-28 must be received no later th...
12/20/2019

Holiday Schedule Reminder:

All requests for Bulky Item Collection for the week of Dec. 23-28 must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

Or trash in the recyclables!♻️ Our list of accepted curbside recyclables:https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/pu...
12/19/2019

Or trash in the recyclables!

♻️ Our list of accepted curbside recyclables:
https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/pw-waste-management/Documents/Curbside%20Recycling/Recycling%20Guide.pdf

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 7So. Much. Packaging. Not only do we mail order items that come in boxes with bubble wrap, e...
12/19/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 7

So. Much. Packaging. Not only do we mail order items that come in boxes with bubble wrap, etc - we also give items that are packed with Styrofoam. These items are NOT recyclable, but here are some tips for dealing with bubble wrap and Styrofoam.

In observance of the Christmas holiday solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Wednesday, Dec. 25. Res...
12/18/2019

In observance of the Christmas holiday solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Wednesday, Dec. 25. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on this date will receive service on Saturday, Dec. 28.

All other service dates remain unchanged.

Waste Management's office will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 and will reopen Thursday, Dec. 26. All requests for Bulky Item Collection must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, will close Monday, Dec. 23 and will reopen Thursday, Dec. 26. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 6What do you do with all of those old electronics that you replaced or upgraded up from duri...
12/18/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 6

What do you do with all of those old electronics that you replaced or upgraded up from during the holidays? In addition to donation you CAN recycle them, just not in your cart. Here's how:

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 5 Many people dispose of holiday lights at the end of the season. Did you know that they can...
12/17/2019

Holiday Recycling Tips: Day 5

Many people dispose of holiday lights at the end of the season. Did you know that they can be recycled? Just don't put them in your blue cart! Consider some of these alternatives:

12 Days of Recycling: Day 4Know what to do with gift bags and tissue paper and check out these alternative ideas.
12/16/2019

12 Days of Recycling: Day 4

Know what to do with gift bags and tissue paper and check out these alternative ideas.

12 Days of Recycling: Day 3Between catalogs, cards and advertisements there is a sharp uptick in mail during the holiday...
12/16/2019

12 Days of Recycling: Day 3

Between catalogs, cards and advertisements there is a sharp uptick in mail during the holiday season. Consider getting yourself of mailing lists so that you get less in the first place.

12 Days of Recycling: Day 2Know how to handle the increased amount of packages you get during the holiday season. Know h...
12/14/2019

12 Days of Recycling: Day 2

Know how to handle the increased amount of packages you get during the holiday season. Know how to decrease the amount of packages you get. And flatten your boxes! You'll have A LOT more room.

12 Days of Recycling begins today! We'll be posting recycling tips that are especially helpful for the holidays.Wrapping...
12/13/2019

12 Days of Recycling begins today! We'll be posting recycling tips that are especially helpful for the holidays.

Wrapping paper! It seems so easy, it's paper, right? But there are bows, ribbons, and paper finish to consider.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION: Due to unusually heavy volume, Waste Management yard waste collection crews are running behind sc...
12/13/2019

YARD WASTE COLLECTION: Due to unusually heavy volume, Waste Management yard waste collection crews are running behind schedule.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to service all neighborhoods. Please continue to leave yard debris at the curb, and out of the water flow line.

12/12/2019
Recycling Partnership

'Tis the season. Any Love Actually fans? 😄♻️

'Tis the season to recycle. Happy Holidays! #LoveActuallyParody

12/11/2019
Blossom

These are some very cute ways to create green, but festive, holiday creations! #ChooseToReuse

I’m dreaming of a GREEN Christmas with these sustainable holiday hacks!

Earn a Commercial Driver's License and start a career with the City of Virginia Beach Public Works Waste Management with...
12/09/2019

Earn a Commercial Driver's License and start a career with the City of Virginia Beach Public Works Waste Management with our new Apprenticeship Program!

This 8 week apprenticeship program is in cooperation with Tidewater Community College's Job Skills Training Program.

Selected candidates will be paid to attend 40 hours per week of classroom and on-the-job-training to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and begin a career as a Waste Management Operator.

The application deadline is December 12, 2019. Apply today at vbgov.com/careers

We're all going to see a flood of cardboard boxes over the next month. Cardboard boxes are very recyclable, so put them ...
12/05/2019
Why It's Important To Break Down Cardboard Waste

We're all going to see a flood of cardboard boxes over the next month. Cardboard boxes are very recyclable, so put them in those blue bins. But please remember to remove any filling material and flatten those boxes!

Breaking down your cardboard is more important than you think! We’ve assembled a helpful resource that details why ‘breaking it down’ is important and the best practices for doing so.

12/03/2019
Vox

You may want to think twice before choosing “free 2-day shipping." Don't procrastinate too much on those gifts for the holidays!

You may want to think twice before choosing “free 2-day shipping."

It's Cyber Monday. Make smart choices with your shipping when you shop online. Online shopping only creates fewer emissi...
12/02/2019

It's Cyber Monday. Make smart choices with your shipping when you shop online. Online shopping only creates fewer emissions than traditional shopping if you don't choose rush delivery or constantly have someone picking up returns. HOW you shop is important. And make sure to recycle all of that cardboard!

Happy Thanksgiving!Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided today, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided today, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would normally receive City trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 28 will receive service on Saturday, Nov. 30. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, will also close for Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Saturday. Normal hours for the landfill are 7 a.m. to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

The Waste Management office is closed today, Nov 28 and tomorrow, Nov 29.

If you have any questions you may call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www.vbgov.com/wastemgt.

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would norma...
11/27/2019

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would normally receive City trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 28 will receive service on Saturday, Nov. 30. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, will also close for Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Saturday. Normal hours for the landfill are 7 a.m. to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

If you have any questions you may call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www.vbgov.com/wastemgt.

Me in a couple days when the family gathers for Thanksgiving. 😄
11/26/2019

Me in a couple days when the family gathers for Thanksgiving. 😄

"A Public Service Announcement" is on the move! Over the weekend, this unique and poignant art piece traveled to the Vir...
11/25/2019

"A Public Service Announcement" is on the move! Over the weekend, this unique and poignant art piece traveled to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center where it will be on display for the duration of 2019. The traveling artwork commemorates this year’s Great American Cleanup, a clean sweep of Hampton Roads by more than 1,000 volunteers who tended community gardens, improved shorelines, planted new trees and picked up more than 15 tons of litter!

More details at https://askhrgreen.org/from-trash-to-treasure-a-public-ser…/

Part of the litter for this art piece was collected at our Lake Edward cleanup earlier this year.

"A Public Service Announcement" is on the move! Over the weekend, this unique and poignant art piece traveled to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center where it will be on display for the duration of 2019. The traveling artwork commemorates this year’s Great American Cleanup, a clean sweep of Hampton Roads by more than 1,000 volunteers who tended community gardens, improved shorelines, planted new trees and picked up more than 15 tons of litter!

More details at https://askhrgreen.org/from-trash-to-treasure-a-public-service-announcement-now-on-display/

Sam Hundley, American Scrap Artist Keep Virginia Beach Beautiful Keep America Beautiful #GreatAmericanCleanup #TeamUp2CleanUp

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would normally receiv...
11/22/2019
Articles :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would normally receive City trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 28 will receive service on Saturday, Nov. 30. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, will also close for Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Saturday. Normal hours for the landfill are 7 a.m. to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

If you have any questions you may call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www.vbgov.com/wastemgt.

Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Waste Collection ChangesFriday, November 22, 2019​Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Residents who would normally receive City trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 28 will receive service on Saturday, Nov. 30. ...

A great reminder from Virginia Beach Public UtilitiesFrying a turkey this holiday season? Don’t pour that leftover cooki...
11/22/2019

A great reminder from Virginia Beach Public Utilities

Frying a turkey this holiday season? Don’t pour that leftover cooking oil down the drain—it can clog your pipes! Instead, recycle your large quantities of residential cooking oil at the City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division's Resource Recovery Center at 1989 Jake Sears Road!

The Resource Recovery Center will be closed on 11/28 and 11/29, but will be open for business on Saturday, 11/30, from 7AM-4:30PM.

#ProtectYourPipes #ClogFreeThanksgiving

Frying a turkey this holiday season? Don’t pour that leftover cooking oil down the drain—it can clog your pipes! Instead, recycle your large quantities of residential cooking oil at the City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division's Resource Recovery Center at 1989 Jake Sears Road!

The Resource Recovery Center will be closed on 11/28 and 11/29, but will be open for business on Saturday, 11/30, from 7AM-4:30PM.

#ProtectYourPipes #ClogFreeThanksgiving

11/15/2019
askhrgreen.org

Plastic bags and plastic film cause serious problems for the machinery in a recycling facility. Taking those items to your local grocery store for recycling, ensures that they'll get a second life! Companies, such as Trex, collect bags and film from stores and turns that plastic into composite lumber!

🙌Don’t put that thin plastic in YOUR curbside bin; it can’t be recycled like glass, paper and tin. One perfect spot is the store you adore; you ALREADY shop there for groceries and more. Also, retail and home stores can recycle your bags. It’s so very convenient; it won’t be a drag. Want to know more about recycling plastic? Go to askHRgreen dot org; it’s fantastic!
👏🎉
#askHRgreen #hamptonroads #hrva #thinplastic #recycleright

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling? Come see for yourself! Join the City of Virginia Beach Waste Mana...
11/14/2019

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling? Come see for yourself! Join the City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division as we take a tour of TFC Recycling on Monday, November 18 at 10:30.
Registration is required and some restriction apply.
Message us to register and to get more information! Space is limited!

With all of the attention given to what can go in your blue recycling cart- we thought we'd re-share our handy Recycling...
11/13/2019

With all of the attention given to what can go in your blue recycling cart- we thought we'd re-share our handy Recycling Guide.

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your faithful service and devotion to our country. The Waste Management office is c...
11/11/2019

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your faithful service and devotion to our country.

The Waste Management office is closed for Veterans Day and will reopen tomorrow morning.

Paper, Bottles, Cans. Recycling right is that simple. Here are a few tricks to getting it right:1.) Don't judge an item ...
11/07/2019
The state of recycling in Virginia: It may not be going where you think

Paper, Bottles, Cans. Recycling right is that simple.

Here are a few tricks to getting it right:

1.) Don't judge an item by its number. That number you see inside the chasing arrows is actually a resin code. The only plastics accepted in our curbside recycling program and at our recycling drop-off centers are plastic BOTTLES! If you call it anything other than a bottle, toss it in the trash.
2.) Don’t bag your recyclables. Watch the video that accompanies this article and you’ll see that all material must be loose in order for it to be sorted and recycled. Paper bags are ok. Just no plastic!
3.) When in doubt- Throw it out! Not sure if something is recyclable? Feel free to call or message us! We are happy to talk recycling and explain why some items are accepted and why others are not.

Thanks to our friends at The Virginian-Pilot and TFC Recycling for the great article and the reminder as to why recycling right is so important for our cities!

https://www.pilotonline.com/business/consumer/vp-nw-virginia-recycling-20191107-d7ubgunflbbgfg3lxou4qni2ga-story.html

Costs are going up, and cities are making decisions about the future of recycling: "It's going to get worse before it gets better."

TFC Recycling is reporting that they are unable to complete today’s routes but will resume collections at 7:00 a.m. tomo...
11/05/2019

TFC Recycling is reporting that they are unable to complete today’s routes but will resume collections at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Residents in the following areas, that have not had their recycling serviced, are asked to leave their recycling carts at the curb.

Red Mill
Lago Mar
Creeds
Heritage
Pungo

Should your recycling cart remain to be serviced by noontime Wednesday, November 6, please contact the Waste Management office at 385-4650.

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3024 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
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