Virginia Beach Wins State Award for Excellence in Recycling

Thursday, April 16, 2015

​The Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) will recognize the City of Virginia Beach with the state’s 2015 Outstanding Municipal Program Award for dedication to the industry and program excellence. The VRA will honor the Public Works Waste Management Division for rebranding and restructuring the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center. VRA will present the state award at its conference at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront on May 6.

The goal of rebranding the facility was to educate Virginia Beach residents on how to dispose of their discards responsibly and to make it easy and intuitive for them to do so. Resource recovery decreases the environmental footprint and reduces disposal costs by reducing the amount of waste that goes into the landfill. The rebranding was one of many city strategies highlighting the wide variety of services offered beyond landfilling. The Waste Management Division is working to educate all Virginia Beach residents to the opportunities to make the most of their discards.


The VRA was formed in 1990 by a group of individuals committed to expanding state recycling opportunities. Since its inception, the association has become the leading resource of recycling information for its members, the general public, the Virginia General Assembly, local government, business and industry.
For more information about recycling in Virginia Beach, contact Waste Management at (757) 385-4650 or visit
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