Waste Management Division

Trash TruckThe Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department provides refuse collection once every week for over 72,000 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 Update

The City of Chesapeake has canceled its curbside recycling contract, effective immediately. See more information.

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Bulk Waste & Yard Waste Collection Service Update

Bulk waste collection requests can be made by calling the Customer Contact Center at 757-382-CITY, online, or through the Chesapeake Service Request app.

Requests must be made no later than the weekday before your normal collection day. It is not necessary to submit a request for bagged yard waste collection. Demand for both bulk and yard waste collections is expected to be high, so brief delays may occur. Items should be placed at the curb no earlier than three days prior to your normal collection day. Once your items have been placed at the curbside, please leave items at the curb until they are collected, which could be after your normal collection day. These requests will once again count towards your 12 collections per year.

Please be sure to follow bulk and bagged yard waste rules and limitations when placing your items at the curb. Bagged yard waste should go in a 35-gallon clear plastic bag and should only include materials, such as grass clippings and leaves. Bags filled with dirt, soil, sod, clay, rocks, or mulch will not be collected. Large yard waste, including limbs and branches, are treated as bulk waste, and do require a collection request.

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