August 28, 2023

City of Virginia Beach to Seek Input on Recycling Program

The City’s Recycling Contract Expires June 2024

​The City of Virginia Beach's curbside recycling contract with Tidewater Fibre Corp. (TFC Recycling) ends in June 2024, and City leadership wants to hear from residents about how they envision the future of the recycling program.

Residents are invited to learn more about "The State of Recycling," which details the City's current status and available options for moving forward at A survey will launch on Monday, Oct. 2, for residents to provide feedback and will remain open until Friday, Nov. 17.

Changes in the global commodities market have led to increased costs in recycling operations. This resident survey seeks to assess the challenges posed by the increased costs and residents' opinions of the different options available after the contract term. The feedback from the survey will help to inform a policy decision and assist the city manager in determining the funding allocation for recycling in the proposed FY24-25 budget.

"To navigate these challenges, it is vital that we understand the community's opinions and behaviors around recycling," said LJ Hansen, director of Virginia Beach Public Works. "Our end goal is to engage with residents and ensure recycling remains accessible, even with the shift in recycling costs."

Residents are encouraged to learn more about the recycling options by visiting, and can subscribe to be notified when the survey opens on Oct. 2. Content on the project page and the survey can be translated into several different languages via the Google Translate tool available at the top of the webpage. To request a hard copy of the survey, please call 757-385-4679.

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