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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.
RETURN OF BULK TRASH COLLECTION
The City will resume collection of bulk waste of all types (with the exception of construction debris), beginning Wednesday, August 5. This will be accomplished by "sweeping" the City in multiple passes until Friday, August 14. Residents may place both storm debris and other bulk items at the curb on their collection day. Items will be collected as quickly as possible, and should be left at the curb until collected.
Residents will NOT be required to submit a bulk trash collection request until after August 14. Bulk collections during this time will not count against the annual 12-collection bulk limits. Bulk waste is limited to one 4-foot-wide by 4-foot-high by 10-foot-long pile. Tree limbs, branches and sticks must not exceed 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length. Residents should place bulk household items and bagged or stacked yard waste/limbs/branches in separate piles.
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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