Tornado Debris Cleanup | What Residents Need to Know to Help Speed Up Recovery Efforts

Monday, April 03, 2017

As crews work hard to clean up after the tornado, Virginia Beach residents can help them in several ways:

  • Tree branches should be cut into four-foot lengths
  • Place all leaves and pine needles in clear plastic bags
  • Separate vegetative debris from household debris
  • When placing items to the curb, do not block storm drains
  • Do NOT place any Household Hazardous Waste at the curb.

Throughout the week, boom trucks from Waste Management will focus on cleanup efforts in those neighborhoods impacted by the storm.

Residents are reminded to take care when placing debris along the curb. Please do not obstruct fire hydrants, utility boxes or any other structure, such as mailboxes. Please do not place debris under power lines.

Yard debris containers are available for rent ($40 weekday; $75 weekend) for vegetative debris that exceeds normal regulation. Please call Waste Management to schedule delivery.

For all residents: Waste Management is operating under normal conditions. There are no changes to collections, including yard debris and bulky item.

Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, off Centerville Turnpike. It is available to Virginia Beach residents for a wide range of recycling and disposal needs. Hours of operation are today through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

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