Hurricane Neighborhood Debris Cleanup

Irene #050, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The City of Virginia Beach will begin clean-up from Hurricane Irene immediately following the storm.  City crews, with contractor assistance, will be clearing roadways, removing and disposing debris.  


With the unusually large amount of debris expected, it is important that residents be aware of the following:   

  • Tree debris should be placed curbside.  Normal regulations regarding pile size, diameter, and length are temporarily suspended.  Material will be collected by contractors using heavy equipment, so do not mix plastic bags with the woody debris at the curb.  Neighbors are encouraged to consolidate their debris piles so as to require fewer stops.  
  • Construction debris, such as lumber, siding, roofing, etc. must be handled by private contractor or resident and will not be collected by the City.
  • Clear plastic bags of loose yard debris should be no more than 25 pounds and should be placed at the curb for pickup.  Do not mix the bags with woody debris. 
  • Plastic bags placed at the curb must be separated from any piles of woody debris.  Residents are encouraged to delay placing bagged material by the curb for collection until after woody debris has been collected.
  • Furniture and appliances damaged by the storm will be collected curbside.  A bulky item request is required.  Routine requests, however, are temporarily suspended so that crews can accommodate storm damage as a first priority.
  • The Virginia Beach Landfill, 1989 Jake Sears Road, off Centerville Turnpike, will be open at normal business hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 
  • At this time, normal City garbage and recycling collections (black and blue carts) are scheduled to resume Tuesday, Aug. 30, and will follow normal waste collection schedules as much as possible.

For questions or additional information, please contact Waste Management at 757-385-4650, or go to our website at:


For the most up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Irene citizens are urged to stay tuned to local television and radio stations as well as the outlets listed below:

  • City’s VBTV Channels: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information including our City operational status and facilities closure notices
  • Television Channels: WTKR 3, WAVY 10 and WVEC 13
  • Local radio stations
  • Social Media Sites:
  • Citizen Services: 311 (landlines within City limits) or 385-3111; provides the City’s current operating condition status and facilities closure notices; please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

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