City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Holiday & Waste Collection Schedule

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 22 will instead receive service on Saturday, Nov. 24. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual.  

The following facilities will close at noon Wednesday, Nov. 21 and be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23:

  • The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, the Juvenile Court Services Unit and clerk's offices
  • Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23:

  • All city of Virginia Beach offices
  • All city public libraries
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market administrative office — Some merchants may be open
  • Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center​
  • Visitor Information Center — Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park
  • Visitor Information Center — 2100 Parks Ave

The following City of Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, but will be open for business Friday, Nov. 23, at the following times: 

  • All city recreation centers — Open at regular time, but will close at 5 p.m.
  • All city parks and park facilities — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Francis Land House and Thoroughgood House — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Princess Anne Athletic Complex (PAAC) — Open for tournament play 
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts — Administrative offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market administrative office will be closed, but some merchants may be open

For information regarding city services and information, please contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 or visit for online assistance. 

If you have any questions about waste management you may call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Thanksgiving Day), or visit

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