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Use our interactive map to find your recycling week. Then, print off a Recycling Calendar (Week A or Week B) to help you remember!
Want to receive a reminder via text or email at the beginning of your designated recycling week? Just sign up through the Chesapeake Alert system!
Remember, trash/recycling collection dates can change.
See the holiday recycling schedule
Recycling Program in Chesapeake
What is recyclable?
We've got it all layed out for you here.
Where to place bin on collection day:
Please place your bins with the lids opening toward the street with a minimum of 3 feet between each container and other objects (like in the picture below).
How to order a recycling bin:
Need your first recycling bin? Call 382-CITY (2489)
Need a second big blue bin? Get one at a discounted price of $42 (includes tax). Purchase by cash, check or charge at any City Treasurer's office in Chesapeake.
Live in an area with no recycling?
If you live in an apartment or condominium complex that does not offer recycling, you can bring your recyclables to the TFC Recycling drop-off site at 1958 Diamond Hill Road. There is a spot on the right-hand side of the road, before the gate, where the public is welcome to drop their recyclables. Then contact your complex's management office and ask them to offer recycling!
Electronics, plastic bags, batteries
Items that cannot go into the blue bin may be recyclable elsewhere. The Public Works Department and the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department offer quarterly Chesapeake Recycles Day events to help you properly dispose of electronics, plastic bags, sensitive documents that need shredding and household hazardous waste. Visit our Chesapeake Recycles Day webpage for more information. There are also year-round options for you:
- Plastic Bags: A local grocery store
- Electronics: A thrift store or electronics store
- Hazardous Waste: SPSA (see below)
You can also use Earth911.com to search for local businesses that recycle a variety of different items. Just put in the item you want to recycle and your zip code and see what pops up!
Hazardous waste materials cannot go in the recycling bin or in the regular garbage can. They must be disposed of properly at one of the SPSA transfer stations or at one of our quarterly Chesapeake Recycles Day events. To learn more about what constitutes hazardous waste and how to dispose of it, visit the SPSA Hazardous Waste Disposal website.
Recycling Video Gallery
See Jerry's secret for getting more in your bin.
Wondering what holiday leftovers can be recycled?
Find out from Jerry and his lovely assistant.
The Top Five Things Going in the Bin that Shouldn't
Find out if you're putting anything on the top five list in your big blue bin.
WCTV’s Jim Hazel takes us on a V.I.P. tour of the TFC Recycling plant.
Thinking Out Loud, 02/06/10
Wondering what your neighbors are recycling?
We've found someone who is ALMOST perfect.