Curbside Recycling Program

VPPSA BinChanges to Curbside Recycling

Changes are coming to the curbside recycling program on July 1, 2019, due to international import restrictions and associated net cost increases to the recycling haulers and operators. As part of a regional contract through the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA), our curbside recycling service will be provided by TFC Recycling.

Download our Curbside Recycling Fact Sheet (PDF)

Curbside Recycling 101

Learn about why we recycle, what we recycle and how we recycle.

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Billing & Procedures
  3. Carts

Acceptable Items

  • Acceptable Items include plastic bottles and jugs, cardboard, mixed paper, metal cans, glass bottles and jars; All other items are considered contamination
  • The contamination items that create the biggest problems to the recycling stream are plastic bags, stretch wrap, pizza boxes, food waste, yard waste, diapers and long items that tangle such as rope, carpet, hoses, Christmas lights, and wire
  • If the cart contains items that are not included on the acceptable items list, the cart will not be serviced and continuous use of the recycling cart for trash items will result in the removal of the recycling cart

Request Recycling Services

Our curbside recycling program serves approximately 25,000 homes. If you live in the service area, a recycling cart and brochure will be delivered to your home upon request. Contact the Recycling Hotline at 757-253-6700 or via email to determine if curbside recycling is available in your area. 

Curbside collection is provided bi-weekly. View the weekly schedule calendar (PDF).