City Will Shift to Modified Operating Conditions Beginning Saturday

Waste and Recyclables Collection Will Resume Tuesday

Friday, January 05, 2018

Winter Storm #10 – 6:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach, VA – Jan. 5, 2018 – The City of Virginia Beach will shift from Essential to Modified operations beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday. While recovery services will continue, many city services and facilities will be able to resume operations as detailed below.

Waste and recyclables collections:

  • Resume normal curbside trash and recycling cart collections Tuesday, Jan. 9
  • No yard debris collection for the week of Jan. 8
  • Residents whose trash service was affected by the storm will have their carts and any extra bags collected on their normal collection day. Because these bags will be collected manually we are asking residents to help us ensure our crews safety by doing the following:

            - Do not block automated containers: Leave 3 feet of space around bags

            - Heavy duty trash bags are highly recommended

            - Do not overload bags. No sharp objects such as needles, glass or sharp metal in bags

            - Do not set out bags earlier than necessary

  • Recycling collections will follow the normal schedule
  • Visit and enter a home address into the collection lookup tool to confirm collection schedules
  • The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be closed Saturday Jan. 6 due to icy conditions and heavy snow drifts. It will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 9

Other Openings and Closings

Openings for Saturday, Jan. 6:

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m., although no boat trips will be operating

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 10 a.m. to 3pm Saturday and Sunday

Parks & Recreation will be operating on the following schedule on Saturday, Jan. 6:

            - Recreation Centers, with the exception of Great Neck, will be open for drop-in activities from 12 to 5 p.m. Pools at the centers will remain closed. All registered and scheduled programs such as group fitness classes and swim meets are cancelled

            - Park facilities, except Mount Trashmore, will be open noon - 5 p.m. Mount Trashmore will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 8. Please note that all amenities may not be available at each site and parking is limited as lots have not been fully cleared at this time

Virginia Beach Public Library will open three locations on Saturday, Jan. 6:  Central, Great Neck and Princess Anne, from noon to 5 p.m. On Sunday, Jan. 7, Central, Kempsville and Princess Anne will open per their usual Sunday hours from 1 to 5 p.m. The TCC/City Joint-Use Library will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 8 at noon

            - Dates for library items due and hold expirations falling between Jan. 4 - 7 have been extended to Monday, Jan. 8

Virginia Beach Farmers Market will be open regular hours

All City parking garages (oceanfront and Town Center) are open

Closings and Cancelations for Saturday, Jan. 6:

  • The Sandler Center Box Office will remain closed, will reopen on Monday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m.  
  • Swim meets scheduled at Virginia Beach recreation centers
  • Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office inmate visitation is canceled on Saturday, Jan. 6, with plans to resume on Sunday, Jan. 7

Homeless Shelter

Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter need to check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 5 and 7 p.m. beginning Saturday. Participants will shelter in place through Saturday morning. Each person is allowed to bring one bag that is able to fit underneath their seat on the bus or on their lap. Call the Lighthouse Center at (757) 385-5160 for more information.

Families with children experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932. ​

We will keep you informed.  Please follow the latest information on Facebook and Twitter, or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 within the city limits, or visit for online assistance. Winter storm emergency preparedness information and all news releases are available at Look for the hashtag #GraysonVB on social media. Please remember to call 911 for true emergencies only. For other inquiries 24/7, please call 385-5000 for non-emergencies and 311 for City information.

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