PLEASE NOTE: Our Office will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24th and be closed all day on Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. Trash and recycling services will be provided as usual on December 24th. Trash and recycling services scheduled for December 25th will instead be provided on Saturday, December 28th.
Bulky item requests for pickup on Saturday, December 28th (Wednesday route) and Thursday, December 26th must be received in the office prior to 12:00 noon Tuesday, December 24th.
The Waste Management Division is responsible for providing collection, disposal, and recycling services to the residents of Virginia Beach. Keeping Virginia Beach clean is a monumental task. Waste Collection crews travel over one million miles, making more than 6 million pickups, and collecting 200,000 tons of waste each year. In addition, about 35,000 tons of recyclable material is collected from drop-off recycling centers and our curbside recycling service.
Why increase the waste collection fee from $10 to $21.36 per month?
At $21.36 per month, the fee covers the full cost of waste collection. Those that receive the service pay for the service. The waste collection fee is charged to the 124,000 single family, duplex, and townhome residences that receive City collection services. These services include: 1) weekly automated collections (black carts), 2) weekly yard debris collections, 3) every other week curbside recycling collections (blue carts), 4) bulky item collection (by request), 5) yard debris container rental (by request, additional fee required). In addition to direct operational costs, the fee also covers associated cost such as disposal, equipment replacement, billing, and indirect costs.
Why do I have to pay a fee for waste collection?
Prior to the fee, most residents didn’t think much about the cost of waste collection services or even realize there were costs associated with collection and disposal of household discards. That’s because all of these costs were paid from the General
Fund. The City’s waste collection is a core service that provides direct benefits to those single family, duplex, and townhome residents receiving the service. The Waste Management Fee is more equitable than the General Fund since business owners and
multifamily residents contribute to the General Fund but do not receive City Waste Collection Services.
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