Recycling in Virginia Beach has never been easier and more convenient. Our state-of-the art curbside recycling service is designed to be simple. Just put all your household recyclables in your blue container and push it to the curb on your scheduled collection day. Blue recycling containers are provided to residents who receive City provided waste collection. The more residents participate, the greater the benefits to taxpayers.
Here's How It Works!
Collection is every other week on your regular waste collection day. To determine your next recycling collection date, please enter your address in the Recycling & Garbage Collection Lookup section of this page.
Please place your recycling container at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day with at least three feet of clearance between it and other carts or vehicles.
To report service problems, please call 385-4650 on your collection day or by noon the following business day.
The following items may be placed in your recycle container:
Flattened cardboard boxes, clean, dry and unwaxed
Chipboard, such as cereal and cracker boxes
Unwanted mail including catalogs and magazines
Telephone books and paper grocery bags
Pour out contents or wipe out cans and bottles. Place recyclables loosely in your container.
Townhome residents with the 18-gallon recycling bin container service may place any additional recyclables in paper bags next to their container.
Please don't place the following items in your blue recycling container:
Waxed Cardboard (for example, frozen food boxes)
Food Containers (such as carry out containers and pizza boxes)
Yard Waste (grass, leaves or branches)
Plastic Bags - (Plastic bags are collected at most grocery stores for recycling.)
Plastic Motor Oil Containers
Ceramic or Ovenware Dishes
Thank you for visiting our web site.
The City of Virginia Beach appreciates your recycling efforts.
You are also a partner with the City of Virginia Beach and TFC Recycling Corporation
Working together, we are making this recycling program successful.