Big Changes for Virginia Beach Recyclers

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Virginia Beach recyclers have been asking to recycle more and now they can! Virginia Beach Public Works Waste Management Division is pleased to announce that plastic bottles (#1-7) as well as food and beverage cartons are now being accepted in curbside containers and at all drop-off centers.

How do you know if you can recycle it? For plastics, check for the number on the bottom of the bottle. If that number is between a one and a seven, then simply toss it in your recycle cart. For cartons, all food and beverage cartons can be recycled. This includes empty cartons of milk, juice, soy, soup, broth, egg substitutes, cream, and wine.  

These newly added items are an extension of the items that are already allowed to be recycled with the City of Virginia Beach, including mixed paper, cardboard, steel and aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles.

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

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