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.
May 24, 2011 Storm - Collection Service Changes
Due to the recent storm, the amount of yard debris will be considerably above normal and may take 2 to 3 weeks to collect. Please be aware that collection of yard debris may take place on days other then the normal collection day. A work order is not required for curbside collection of yard debris. Residents may place yard debris at curbside for collection by the City as follows:
Tree limbs should be no more than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter and placed in piles not to exceed 4 x 4 x 4 feet.
Smaller debris should be placed in securely- tied clear plastic bags and not exceed 25 lbs. per bag.
Tree removal debris is not collected at the curbside, however residents may call 385-4650 to request that it be collected through the Yard Debris Container Program, provided each piece is no larger than 6 inches in diameter and fits totally within the container.
Yard debris can also be taken to the Virginia Beach Landfill located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, Monday - Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note that any work done by private contractors must be disposed of by the contractor.
Residents are urged to place yard debris, as well as waste and recycle containers, outside of the drainage flow line (a few inches away from the curb) to keep the drainage flow line clear and avoid neighborhood flooding.
In order to facilitate the cleanup process of yard debris following the storm, trucks normally used for bulky item pickup will be used for curbside collection of this debris. Therefore, we will be temporarily unable to accept bulky item collection requests. We anticipate resuming acceptance of requests on Monday, June 13th. We appreciate your patience during this time.