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


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