The United States Lifesaving Association sponsors National Beach Safety Week each year in an effort to remind beachgoers to use caution in and near the water. The campaign runs May 23 through Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Due to Tuesday evening’s storm, the amount of yard debris throughout the City is above normal.  Waste management is adding temporary staff and increasing collection hours to accommodate the demand for pick-up.  In order to facilitate the cleanup of yard debris, staff personnel and trucks normally used for bulky item pickup instead will be used for curbside collection of this debris.  This means Waste management will temporarily not be accepting requests for bulky item collection requests.  Acceptance of requests will resume on Monday, June 13th. 


Residents should place yard debris at curbside for collection by the City as follows: 

  • Tree limbs should be no more than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter and placed in piles not to exceed 4 x 4 x 4 feet. 
  • Smaller debris should be placed in securely- tied clear plastic bags and not exceed 25 lbs. per bag. 
  • A work order is not required for curbside collection of yard debris.  
  • Tree removal debris is not collected at the curbside, however residents may request that it be collected through the Yard Debris Container Program, provided each piece is no larger than 6 inches in diameter and fits totally within the container.

Yard debris can also be taken to the Virginia Beach Landfill located at 1989 Jake Sears Road.  Please note that any work done by private contractors must be disposed of by the contractor. 


Residents are urged to place yard debris, as well as waste and recycle containers, outside of the drainage flow line (a few inches away from the curb) to keep  the drainage flow line clear and avoid neighborhood flooding.