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Chesapeake Recycling Update

The City of Chesapeake has ended its recycling contract effective immediately. The City’s Waste Management Division will now begin collecting materials in the blue bins as trash, starting with special, blue-bin-only collections on Saturday, June 25 and Monday, June 27. Beginning on Tuesday, June 28, both brown and blue bins will be collected as waste on normal City collection schedules. Due to the excessive amount of material which has been left uncollected by our former recycling vendor, additional crews and vehicles will be working extended days and hours to get caught up as quickly as possible. If your blue bin is already at the curb, please leave it until it’s collected. Going forward, you can continue to use your brown bin as your main trash container and your blue bin for overflow whenever it’s needed. For those who wish to continue recycling, our seven drop-off sites will open on July 1 and subscription-based services are available. We understand this transition has raised many questions so please see our FAQ page at www.CityofChesapeake.net/RecyclingFAQ for details.