If you are not on City Collection, you must contact a private trash hauler or transport your waste to a landfill or a SPSA Transfer Station.
Chesapeake Transfer Station
901 Hollowell Lane
Chesapeake, VA 23320
24-hour info line: 757-961-3943
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open for the drop-off of hazardous materials the third Saturday and first Wednesday monthly 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 Bob Foeller Drive
Suffolk, VA 23434
Open Tuesday through Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday through Monday: CLOSED
Bulk waste collection is only available to residents currently being served by the City of Chesapeake Waste Management Division. Collections are made on the same day as regular garbage collections or when schedules permit. Bulk waste is separated into two categories: Household Item and Yard/Tree Debris. that aired on WCTV’s 48News may help provide additional information.
REMINDER: All bulk waste collections must be scheduled no later than the day before your collection day before 5 p.m. if you’re scheduling by phone (382-2489) and before 11:59 p.m. if you’re scheduling online (household or tree/yard).
How do I schedule a Household Item or Tree/Yard Debris Bulk Collection?
To request a bulk collection, call the Chesapeake Customer Contact Center at 382-CITY(2489) by 5 p.m. the work day prior to your scheduled collection day or fill out the appropriate online Bulk Trash Pickup Request (for household or tree/yard waste) by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled collection day. Please note that a separate request is required for bulk household items and for bulk tree/yard debris.
What items are considered Bulk Household Items?
Discarded furniture, hot-water heaters, refrigerators, other household appliance, other large items. Items that are not allowed include hazardous waste, construction and demolition debris, manufacturing process debris and loose or dangerous refuse. Hazardous waste requires proper disposal at a SPSA Transfer Station.
What is considered Bulk Tree/Yard Debris?
Sticks, twigs, branches and large yard trimmings. Tree limbs, branches, sticks (not to exceed 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter) and other large yard waste. Items that are not allowed include tree trunks, stumps and contractor’s limb debris.
*Grass clippings and leaves can be bagged in clear plastic bags or paper compostable bags and placed at the curb on your scheduled collection day without a bulk reservation. Limit is 30 bags per week per residence (except in November and December when the limit is 50 bags).
When can I place bulk items at the curb for collection?
Bulk waste cannot be placed at the curb for collection any earlier than three (3) work days prior to your regularly scheduled collection day.
Where do I place bulk items for collection?
Bulk waste should be placed as close as possible to the curb or roadside and away from obstructions such as telephone poles, overhead wires, water meters or fire hydrants. It must not block the passage of vehicles, pedestrians or drainage.
What are the size limits for bulk collections?
Bulk household waste is limited to a pile equal to a total maximum volume of 4′ x 4′ x 10′ per residence per week. Bulk yard waste is limited to a pile equal to a total maximum volume of 4′ x 4′ x 6′ per residence per week.
How often can I schedule a bulk collection?
Bulk Household Items are limited to 12 times per year per residence. Bulk Yard/Tree Debris collections are not limited.
How do I handle items with glass?
For Bulk Household Items that have glass (windows, doors, tables, stoves), all glass surfaces must be extensively TAPED to prevent shattering. The resident is responsible for cleaning up any broken glass debris that may result from the collection of those items.
What if I have excessive garbage from moving in/out of my home?
While we do not offer special collections for excessive garbage generated by moving, you can schedule a household bulk waste collection following all the rules and restrictions noted on this