Recycling FAQs

The City of Chesapeake has ended its curbside recycling contract. Chesapeake Waste Management now empties both brown and blue bins and disposes of the contents as trash on normal City collection schedules. We understand this transition has raised many questions so we've answers to FAQs as well as background on this decision.

For those who wish to continue recycling, our seven drop-off sites are now open and subscription-based services are available.

If you are a company interested in offering subscription-based recycling in Chesapeake, please submit an interest form to get started.

Townhouse Communities

Select townhouse communities that currently have to supply their own trash cans for weekly emptying will be transitioning to city-provided automated trash bins. This will provide you with a larger bin and will be safer and more efficient for our team members who will no longer have to physically dump bins into rear loader trucks. The City will also be removing all blue bins from these neighborhoods. Details on these transitions will be communicated in a letter to each affected community ahead of time.


City Council Work Session on Recycling - February 22, 2022

Watch the following City Council Work Session from February 22, 2022 to hear an overview of why City Council canceled the TFC Recycling Contact and what alternative solutions could be pursued.