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Waste Management Division
The Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department provides refuse collection once every week for over 60,000 residences in Chesapeake. Over 100,000 tons of refuse is collected annually. The City's Solid Waste is transported to the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) transfer located on Greenbrier Parkway, or the regional Refuse Derived Fuel Facility located in Portsmouth (SPSA facility locations). For waste collection information and services, call your Chesapeake Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY (2489). Chesapeake residents may dispose of residential solid waste at SPSA facilities.
Curbside Recycling Program UpdateThe City of Chesapeake has entered an agreement with TFC Recycling to continue the residential curbside recycling program through Oct. 31, 2024. There are no changes to the current program – all currently recyclable items remain eligible for recycling, and residents can continue to participate in the Recycling Perks program. For more information about how to recycle in Chesapeake, visit www.cityofchesapeake.net/recycle.
Bulk Trash Service Alert
Residents are now able to request bulk collection of limbs and branches as part of standard bulk waste pickups. Residents must request a bulk pickup by calling 757-382-2489 or using the online request form. No fencing, construction materials or landscaping byproducts will be collected. Residents should place items at the curb for their normal collection day. Residents may also continue to drop off bulk waste at all SPSA Transfer Stations, but should be mindful of hours and restrictions. Visit the Bulk trash page for more information.
SPSA Service Alert
The SPSA Greenbrier Transfer Station has returned to normal weekend operating hours, effective Saturday, May 9. Chesapeake residents may drop off residential household waste and yard waste at the Transfer Station on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays from Noon - 4 p.m., and Mondays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Battery Disposal Alert
All battery types are prohibited in residential, commercial and industrial recycling streams being processed at TFC Recycling facilities. Do not place batteries of any type in your blue curbside recycling bin, brown curbside standard waste bin, or in any municipal or common area recycling or waste receptacles! Batteries placed into recycling streams have resulted in fires and serious damage to recycling facilities and hardware, and could present serious danger to recycling center staff. Chesapeake residents can safely dispose of batteries at a SPSA Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility or during an event where SPSA receives waste items, such as Chesapeake Recycles Day.
- Rules on Waste Disposal
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- Tips for a Clean Chesapeake
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