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|If you are not on City Collection, you must contact a private trash hauler or transport your waste to a landfill or a SPSA Transfer Station.
Chesapeake Transfer Station
901 Hollowell Lane
Chesapeake, VA 23320
24-hour info line: 757-961-3943
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open for the drop-off of hazardous materials the third Saturday and first Wednesday monthly 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 Bob Foeller Drive
Suffolk, VA 23434
Open Tuesday through Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday through Monday: CLOSED
Directions to above and other SPSA facility locations »
Bulk Waste Collection
Bulk waste collection is only available to residents currently being served by the City of Chesapeake Waste Management Division. Collections are made on the same day as regular garbage collections or when schedules permit. Bulk waste is separated into two categories: Household Item and Yard/Tree Debris. This video that aired on WCTV's 48News may help provide additional information.
Request a Bulk Waste Collection
|Bulk Household Items||Bulk Yard/Tree Debris|
|REMINDER: All bulk waste collections must be scheduled no later than the day before your collection day before 5 p.m. if you're scheduling by phone (382-2489) and before 11:59 p.m. if you're scheduling online (household or tree/yard).|
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I schedule a Household Item or Yard/Tree Debris Bulk Collection?
- What items are considered Bulk Household Items?
- What is considered Bulk Tree/Yard Debris?
- When can I place bulk items at the curb for collection?
- Where do I place bulk items for collection?
- What are the size limits for bulk collections?
- How often can I schedule a bulk collection?
- What do I do with small debris left behind after a bulk collection?
- How do I handle items with glass?
- What if I have excessive garbage from moving in/out of my home?
- Can I schedule a bulk collection for tires?
- Bulk Waste Violations
To request a bulk collection, call the Chesapeake Customer Contact Center at 382-CITY(2489) by 5 p.m. the work day prior to your scheduled collection day or fill out the appropriate online Bulk Trash Pickup Request (for household or tree/yard waste) by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled collection day. Please note that a separate request is required for bulk household items and for bulk tree/yard debris.
Discarded furniture, hot-water heaters, refrigerators, other household appliance, other large items. Items that are not allowed include hazardous waste, construction and demolition debris, manufacturing process debris and loose or dangerous refuse. Hazardous waste requires proper disposal at a SPSA Transfer Station.
Sticks, twigs, branches and large yard trimmings. Tree limbs, branches, sticks (not to exceed 6 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter) and other large yard waste. Items that are not allowed include tree trunks, stumps and contractor's limb debris.
*Grass clippings and leaves can be bagged in clear plastic bags or paper compostable bags and placed at the curb on your scheduled collection day without a bulk reservation. Limit is 30 bags per week per residence (except in November and December when the limit is 50 bags).
Bulk waste cannot be placed at the curb for collection any earlier than three (3) work days prior to your regularly scheduled collection day.
Bulk waste should be placed as close as possible to the curb or roadside and away from obstructions such as telephone poles, overhead wires, water meters or fire hydrants. It must not block the passage of vehicles, pedestrians or drainage.
Bulk household waste is limited to a pile equal to a total maximum volume of 4' x 4' x 10' per residence per week. Bulk yard waste is limited to a pile equal to a total maximum volume of 4' x 4' x 6' per residence per week.
Bulk Household Items are limited to 12 times per year per residence. Bulk Yard/Tree Debris collections are not limited.
The resident is responsible for cleaning up any small debris (debris that can fit into a garbage bag or a clear yard waste bag) that is left behind following a bulk pickup.
For Bulk Household Items that have glass (windows, doors, tables, stoves), all glass surfaces must be extensively TAPED to prevent shattering. The resident is responsible for cleaning up any broken glass debris that may result from the collection of those items.
While we do not offer special collections for excessive garbage generated by moving, you can schedule a household bulk waste collection following all the rules and restrictions noted on this webpage.
You can schedule a Bulk Household Items collection for up to two passenger car tires with no rims, per residence per collection.
The City is required to give 48 hours' notice upon violation of the Solid Waste Ordinance (City Code Chapter 62, amended April 23, 2013). If the violation is not remedied, the City may remove the item and charge the responsible party all costs of removal plus an administrative fee of $100.