City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Holiday & Waste Collection Schedule

Thursday, November 17, 2022

​Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 24, will instead receive service on Saturday, Nov. 26. Friday collections will be on Friday, as usual. 

The following facilities will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25:

  • Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • TCC/City Joint-Use Library will remain closed through Nov. 27
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk's Offices
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach public libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Parks & Recreation Sports Management offices at Princess Anne Athletic Complex
  • Princess Anne Athletic Complex (PAAC)
  • The Bruce W. Edwards VBEMS Headquarters and Training Center
  • Thoroughgood House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum (Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House remain closed for restoration until further notice)
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices
  • Visitor Information Center — 2100 Parks Ave. (reopens Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Visitor Information Center — Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park (reopens Saturday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Voter Registrar's Office (also closed Wednesday, Nov. 23)
  • Waste Management administrative offices, the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center and the West Neck Recycling Center

The following City of Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, but will be open for business Friday, Nov. 25 at the following times:

  • All Virginia Beach city parks and park facilities — sunrise to sunset
  • All Virginia Beach community recreation centers — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office and administrative offices – 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note that tickets must be purchased in advance and are available from
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market management office – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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. 24-25), 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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