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Automated Trash Containers
Public Works provides a free 96-gallon automated refuse container to each residence serviced by automated collection trucks. The City will collect refuse from a maximum of two trash cans per address. (See below for instructions for purchasing a second trash can.) Please note that there may be a delay in receiving your new containers as our supply may be limited at times.
- ONLINE REQUEST - 1st Trash Container - New Residential
For use in requesting new trash containers for existing homes as well as newly constructed homes
2nd Trash Container
Residents who have too much waste for a single container may purchase a second container by contacting the Waste Management Office and by mailing an order form with payment to the Chesapeake Treasurer's Office. The cost of additional container with tax included is $68.90
- 2nd Trash Container - Purchase Additional (fill-in & print)
Order form for 2nd 96-gallon trash container
Repairing/Replacing Trash Containers
The City will replace damaged containers under most circumstances (the resident will be responsible for paying for the replacement of a container damaged by fire). To report a damaged container, call the Chesapeake Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY (2489).
- ONLINE REQUEST - Damaged Trash Container
Use to report damaged trash cans provided by the City
*To replace a 2nd trash container free of charge, there must be proof of purchase on file with the City. Otherwise, the resident will be charged $68.90 for a replacement 2nd container.
Container Sizes for Senior Citizens/ADA Accommodations
The Waste Management Division also offers 64-gallon or 35-gallon refuse containers to people who have difficulty handling the standard 96-gallon containers. Senior citizens and ADA accommodations are available. Call 757-382-2489 for information.
Residents who live in neighborhoods with manual collection must provide their own garbage container which has to be 35-gallons or smaller and weigh no more than 60 pounds. This requirement is for the safety of our waste management workers who must manually lift the garbage containers into a rear loader garbage truck.