1989 Jake Sears Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center
Landfilling is the end of the road.
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Resource Recovery Center
Only waste generated at the primary residence of City of Virginia Beach citizens may be received at the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center. Waste must be delivered in a privately owned, non-commercial,
automobile, station wagon, passenger or minivan, unmodified low-sided pickup truck, or a trailer that is no larger than a pickup truck bed.
The Resource Recovery Center accepts the following items:
- Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car, Camera, Cell Phone, Hearing Aid, Lead Acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
- The scale attendant must be informed that batteries are included in a load. These items should not be commingled with other items.
Cooking Grease and Oil
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
- Calculators, Cameras, Cell Phones, Computer Monitors, Computers, DVD Players, Electronic Scanners, Electronic Tablets, E-Readers, Facsimile Machines, Laptops, MP3 Players, Printers, Radios, Televisions, TTYs
- Aerosol Spray Cans, Automotive Fluids, Herbicides, Pesticides, Household Cleaners, Gasoline (Up to 5 Gallons), Fertilizer, Free Liquids, Pool Chemicals, CFLs or Fluorescent Tubes, Oil and Water Based Paint, Propane Tanks
- Appliances containing Freon gases brought by citizens from their primary residence in Virginia Beach will be processed and disposed of free of charge.
- Aluminum, Bed Frames, Electrical Cords, Ferrous Metal, Lawn Mowers, Metal Lawn Furniture, Stainless Steel
Oyster and Clam Shells
- Plastic Grocery Bags, Newspaper Bags, Dry Cleaning Bags, and the Bags in which products like paper towels are packaged
- Must be Clean, Empty and Dry
- Plastic Swimming Pools
- Plastic Toys (no metal, wood, wires or batteries)
- Plastic Buckets (no metal handles)
- Plastic Laundry Baskets
- Plastic Lawn Furniture
- Plastic Landscape Items
- Plastic Totes
- Plastic Drums (food grade only)
- Plastic Pet Carriers (no metal doors)
- Plastic Coolers
- Plastic Shelving
- Plastic Closet Organizers
- Plastic Flower Pots (no soil)
- Empty Garbage Cans
- Plastic Waste Baskets
- 5 - Gallon Water Bottles
Note: We do not accept PVC pipe, Vinyl Siding, Styrofoam, Water Hoses, Hazardous Material, or Medical Waste. All plastic should be clean and free of debris.
- Up to four automobile or light truck tires with or without rims can be disposed of free of charge by Virginia Beach citizens from their primary residence.
Woody Yard Debris
- Brush and branches will be accepted up to 6 inches in diameter.
- No commercial yard waste is accepted
Items that are can be placed in your blue carts for curbside pick-up are accepted the Recycling Drop-Off Center. Please breakdown all cardboard boxes before placing in the bin.
The Recycling Drop-Off at the City Landfill accepts the following items:
- Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars without lids
- Steel and aluminum cans, pie pans, and foil
- Plastic bottles ONLY, such as milk and water jugs, colored laundry and dish detergent bottles
- Lids may be reattached to bottles
- Newspaper, cardboard boxes, chipboard (cereal box, cracker box, etc.), junk mail, magazines, office paper
Please only use the landfill for items that cannot be discarded at the Resource Recovery Center or Recycling Drop-Off. City Landfill Staff are available to help answer any questions about what items can be recycled.
The following items are not accepted at the City Landfill:
- Animal carcasses
- Animal manure
- Commercial tires, agricultural equipment and industrial tires
- Oil drums (unless both ends are cut out and rinsed)
- Dust or severely dust laden waste
- Hazardous waste
- Heavy construction and demolition rubble
- Large quantities of cable, wire rope and similar materials
- Large tree trunk stumps and timber over 6 inches in diameter
- Loose leaves
- Materials containing friable asbestos
- Medical waste
- PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) waste
- Radioactive waste
- Railroad ties and creosote materials
- Special waste including contaminated soil, pesticide containers, sandblast, sludge, etc.
- Engine blocks, transmissions, axles, etc.
- Waste deemed unacceptable by the City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center Superintendent or designee or prohibited by City’s operating permit.
The City Landfill and Resource Recovery Center is a municipal solid waste facility that is highly regulated through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Proof of Virginia Beach residency is required.