City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Holiday & Waste Collection Schedule

Monday, November 22, 2021

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 25, will instead receive service on Saturday, Nov. 27. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual.

The following facilities will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26:

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

 The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26:

  • All City of Virginia Beach offices
  • All city public libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24
  • Joint-Use Library at TCC/Virginia Beach Campus will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and remain closed through Nov. 28 with holds pickup only on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Landfill and Resource Recovery Center
  • Parks & Recreation Sports Management offices at Princess Anne Athletic Center
  • Princess Anne Athletic Complex (PAAC)
  • The Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum and Thoroughgood House
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office and administrative offices
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market administrative office
  • Visitor Information Center — 2100 Parks Ave.
  • Visitor Information Center — Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park
  • West Neck Recycling Center

The following City of Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, but will be open for business Friday, Nov. 26 at the following times:                                                      

  • All city recreation centers — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All city parks and park facilities — Sunrise to sunset
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Timed Tickets Online)
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market – Some merchants will be open
  • Virginia Beach Sports Center – Open for tournament play

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 Nov. 25-26), or visit

For assistance regarding city services and information, contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 3-1-1 or (757) 385-3111 by phone or visit for online assistance 24/7.

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