Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake, VA


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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!

Chesapeake

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.

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


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

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Blog Entries


Rinse, wash, reuse

If you are like us then you have acquired quite the random collection of reusable bags from cotton, to linen, canvas and possibly even ones made from reusable plastic bottles. It’s great to have a bunch, it ensures that you won’t ever be caught juggling leaving the grocery store. But, we have a question for you, did you ever think about the number of bacteria that could be lingering on your bags? Gross! Check out some tips below for cleaning those bags. 

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Reusable Bags Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

We all talk about the importance of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and the many design options but have you heard about the many uses of reusable bags? They can be used for more than just grocery runs in their traditional form…..but thanks to a lot of awesome people out there they are not just offered in their traditional form anymore! Check out 5 “new age” reusable bags.

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Reusable bags will save the world

Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference for our fight for a sustainable planet? Well, our opinion is that there are two simple things you can do to make a big impact. First, one is trying to live by the 6 Rs and the second is to show others you care. There are so many ways that these two world-changing goals can be accomplished and if you have more ideas, please share them with us! 

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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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