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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.
Bulk Trash Service Alert
Due to operational and resource demands presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 3, 2020, the City of Chesapeake will temporarily suspend bulk trash collection of tree and yard debris, construction debris and fence material, until further notice. Residents may continue to request pick-ups of boxed and bagged household debris, appliances and furniture by calling 382-CITY or using the online request form. Collection of bagged leaves and grass clippings (only in clear bags) remains unaffected at this time. Residents may drop off bulk trash at SPSA Transfer Stations -- please visit www.SPSA.com for residential drop-off hours at each location. Additional restrictions may be necessary in the near future as operational circumstances demand – please continue to monitor City websites and social media for further updates. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will continue to work to deliver essential services to residents while prioritizing the health and safety of City staff and residents alike.
SPSA Service Alert
Effective March 24, 2020, all SPSA Transfer Stations, including the Greenbrier Transfer Station, will suspend weekend residential drop-off service from noon to 4 p.m. All other operating hours remain unchanged, including Hazardous Household Waste drop-off hours at the Greenbrier Transfer Station. Additionally, residents should not hand driver's licenses to SPSA staff at Transfer Stations, Staff will ask customers where they live, and account for their municipality of residence. These measures are being taken to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect residents and SPSA staff, and will be in effect until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience, and greatly appreciate your cooperation during this period.
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
- Bulk Waste
- Recycling Services
- When is my garbage collection day?
- Sign up for weekly collection day reminders
- Refuse Containers: Request New/Report Damaged
- Blue Recycling Bin Order Form
- Report Missed Trash Collection
- Hazardous Materials
- Holiday Schedule
- Holiday recycling and tree disposal
- Garbage drop off sites
- Tips for a Clean Chesapeake
- Waste Collection Brochure