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

How to tell your kids that Santa went green this year

We are all trying to make a difference this holiday season thinking more sustainably, but for some people with young kids that can be a tough choice to make. At what point do parents feel like they are robbing their kids of the holiday magic?

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Don’t do it!

New Year’s resolutions tend to be about resolving to do something different in the next year. Most of them relate to working out more, eating better, or spending more time with our families. So we have scoured our blog articles from the past year to come up with a list of things not to do next year. Because, in theory, it’s easier not to do something than do something, right?

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Shop Small doesn’t stop on Saturday

It has always been a passion of ours here at Recycling Perks to support local small businesses. So as you can assume, hearing that Small Business Saturday broke records this year warmed our hearts. According to American Express, the creators of the Shop Small movement, over $19 billion dollars was spent at small businesses across the country during Small Business Saturday 2019–the most in its 10-year history! We want to encourage you to keep that going, not just one day a year but all year long!

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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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