Trash Collection

When you care about what you leave at the curb, you improve the environment and help the city operate more efficiently.

Trash and household waste are collected in 95-gallon containers that may be purchased from the Waste Management division by calling (757) 385-4650 to schedule delivery.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Have containers and/or items for pickup at the street between 5 p.m. the day prior to your day of collection and 7 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Keep at least 3 feet of clearance between your container and any other item (yard waste bags, limbs, bulky items, mailboxes, cable boxes, or vehicles) including the blue recycle container.
  • Cans that are overflowing will not be collected. The lid should be able to close securely.
  • Remove containers from public view at the end of collection day.
  • Clearly label your container with your address and record your container serial number.
  • Loose trash in cans should be bagged, to reduce litter.
  • No other garbage will be collected outside of the black can except for yard waste.
  • To report service problems, please call 385-4650 on your collection day or by noon the following business day.
  • Please review the holiday schedule.

​Do not put the following items ​in your black container:

  • ​​​Remodeling and building materials, carpet, doors, cabinets, toilets, sinks, rocks, dirt, concrete, vehicle parts, tires, paint cans, glass, propane tanks, hazardous materials
  • Please do not dispose of dirt or concrete in your black trash can. They weigh the can down, which increases collection and disposal costs. If you don't have a place to use these in your yard, they can be taken to the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, where dirt will be used for daily cover and concrete will be crushed into stone for roadbeds, thus reducing operating costs. The landfill is at 1989 Jake Sears Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, and is open 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.​

Garbage Can Fee & Warranty

  • ​Black refuse containers (95 gallons) may be purchased from the Waste Management division for $75 each.
  • Call 385-4650 to schedule free delivery or to discuss questions regarding older cans.
  • Blue recycling carts are also available for free.
  • Payment must be made by credit card or check or money order made payable to the City Treasurer. No cash payments.
  • Refuse containers come with a 10-year warranty. If during that 10-year timeframe the container is damaged, we will repair it free of charge. The warranty does not cover fire damage or theft.

Landstown​ Transfer Station

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-Noon​
(757) 961-3986

Page Last Updated: March 16, 2022
Contact Information
Waste Management Customer Service
Beyond the Curb