Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake, VA


Chesapeake has beautiful waterways such as the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway that residents work to keep clean and enjoyable for everyone! From Food Truck Hump Days to Bark in the Park, Chesapeake residents have it all including co-mingle curbside recycling!


Recycling Perks, The Program

The City holds quarterly Chesapeake Recycles Day where residents can responsibly dispose of electronics, household hazardous material, and other items. Chesapeake residents are keeping it green!

Need A Recycling Cart

There are over 65,000 households eligible for curbside recycling in Chesapeake. If you have City trash service, you can likely receive City recycling service. Nearly every eligible home should have a recycling cart. If you need a cart, need to swap out a broken cart, or want to purchase a 2nd recycling cart contact the City of Chesapeake directly at 757-382-CITY.

Recycling Beyond The Cart

There are many items that can be recycled, but not in your curbside cart like household hazardous waste. If you would like to recycle batteries, electronics, and other hazardous material visit the City of Chesapeake’s special recycling days. All of the information can be found here.

Recycling Guidelines

Learn a bit about what should and shouldn’t be recycled with a fun infographic – click here to view. You can also view a list of acceptable recyclables in the next section of this webpage.

Recycling Perks welcomes Chesapeake businesses to participate in the rewards program by offering a discount to local recyclers. The program is free for businesses to participate and more information can be found by clicking here.


Download this helpful guide to better understand the rules of recycling with the City of Chesapeake.


Blog Entries

Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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