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Bulk Waste Collection
If you are on City Waste Collection and would like to schedule a bulk waste collection, visit the City of Chesapeake Customer Contact Center's online service request center for the appropriate collection:
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.
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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.
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?
- What are the size limits for bulk collections?
- How often can I schedule 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?
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 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 trunks, logs and stumps that exceed 6 feet in length and 6 feet in diameter will not be collected, nor will contractor's limb debris.
*Grass clippings and leaves can be bagged in clear plastic 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 work days prior to collection.
Bulk household waste piles cannot exceed 4 feet by 4 feet by 10 feet. Bulk yard waste piles cannot exceed 4 feet by 4 feet by 6 feet.
Bulk Household Items are limited to 12 times per year per residence. Bulk Yard/Tree Debris collections are not limited.
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.
Special collections are offered to citizens that have moved in or out of a home and have a large amount of boxes and debris.
You can schedule a Bulk Household Items collection for up to two passenger car tires with no rims, per residence per collection.
Violators of the Solid Waste ordinance (Chapter 62 of the City Code, amended April 23, 2013) are subject to a $100 fine following a notice of violation.