Waste Management

Hurricane Matthew Colle​ctions Update

The Landfill & Resource Recovery Center is back openwith normal hours. Normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​Due to the extensive storm damage, inbound and outbound lanes will be rerouted through the entrance on Jake Sears Road​.​

Trash and recycling collection (black and blue carts) is on normal collection days.

Normal Bulk Item Collection are suspended until further notice.  Crews will be collecting damaged items from flooded homes. Items may be placed at the curb at any time and will be collected as soon as possible. Regulations will be relaxed to allow for carpet, padding, and other flooring damaged in the storm to be collected. Please call to report the location of these items. No construction items will be collected (i.e. drywall, insulation, or lumber).​

Yard Debris Collection will be augmented with contract support and can therefore exceed normal regulation. Please note:

  • Residents with normal volume and size material can place them at the curb as usual for manual collection by City crews, including plastic bags of leaves and grass. Materials will be serviced as soon as possible, but may not be on normal collection day. No call is necessary. 
  • Residents with large diameter, or large volumes of tree debris, may also place these items at the curb. These materials will be collected by contractors using heavy equipment. 
    • Please call to report the location of large diameter or volume material.
    • Please do not place plastic bags with or near piles of large woody debris. These will be serviced by different crews.
    • Woody debris piles may exceed the normal 4'X4'X4' size, but please do not block drainage or the roadway.
    • Contractor support and suspension of normal yard debris regulations will be in effect for a limited time. ​Residents are advised to place these materials out as soon as possible.

Yard Debris Trailers have been suspended until further notice. 

If you have any questions you may call 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beyond The Curb, Virginia Beach Waste Management Services

Trash and Recycling Lookup

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The Wa​​​ste Management Division of Public Works received national and state-wide recognition for its services and communication. For excellence in the industry, the Division received the:

  • ​2015 Soli​​d Waste Association ​of North America Award (SWANA) Bronze Collection System Excellence Award.​

For rebranding and reconstructing the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, the Division received the:

  • Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) 2015 Outstanding Municipal Program Award
  • Virginia Municipal League (VML) Communications Achievement Award for Excellence in Local Government
  • MarCom Awards 2014 Gold Award. 
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 Helping Hands Nomination Form

Citizen volunteers can connect with community resources to assist with clean-up efforts throughout Virginia Beach. Submit a Helping Hands Nomination Form.