Yard Waste Rules Relaxed For Post-Storm Cleanup

Friday, October 12, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – October 12, 2018 – Due to the impact of Tropical Storm Michael, Waste Management is temporarily relaxing its yard debris collection standards to assist residents with clean-up following the storm.

In order to help our crews and ensure your yard debris is collected, please follow these five steps:

  1. Tree limbs, measuring up to 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter, will be collected in piles not exceeding 4x4x4 feet.
  2. Leaves and grass should be in clear plastic bags, weighing no more than 25 pounds each.
  3. Separate yard debris from household debris.
  4. Please place yard debris at the curb, free of obstructions such as overhead wires, cable boxes, tree limbs, vehicles, etc. Leave 3 feet of clearance in all directions.
  5. Do not place any household hazardous waste at the curb.

For larger amounts of yard debris, yard waste containers are available for rent. Please call Waste Management to schedule a delivery. 

For residents who did not receive storm damage, the City asks that yard waste be prepared in accordance with the standard requirements. Waste Management crews will continue to manually collect prepared yard waste on normal collection days.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, is available to Virginia Beach residents for a wide range of recycling and disposal needs.  Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

If you have any questions you may call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www.vbgov.com/wastemgt.

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