May 15, 2024, update: Virginia Beach City Council approved the FY24-25 Revised Budget with an increase of $3.05 per month in the Waste Collection Fee for those who receive curbside service to cover the additional costs of recycling. 

February 21, 2024, update:  City Councilmembers received a briefing yesterday from Public Works and Communications on the current state of recycling, the results of the public engagement survey, an update on the Request for Proposal for recycling services and Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) operations. The survey results are now available on the Survey tab.  A copy of the briefing has been added to the Documents section and the briefing can be viewed online 


The City's recycling contract with TFC Recycling (Tidewater Fibre Corp) ends on June 30, 2024.  Virginia Beach has options for how to manage recycling in the future.   

Since Aug. 28, this project has provided educational information on the State of Recycling and contains the following sections:

1.  Scope of Project (you are here)

2.  Background Information

3.  Video

3.  Questions and Answers

4.  Education and Resources

5.  What Type of Recycler are You?

6.  Current Residential and Recycling Services Contract

7.  Recycle This! graphic

8.  Survey

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Project Opens - Education Phase

Monday, August 28, 2023

Survey Opens

Monday, October 2, 2023

Survey/comments close

Friday, November 17, 2023

Results of Survey Shared

February 21, 2024

City Manager's FY24-25 Proposed Budget Presented to City Council

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

City Council Approves FY24-25 Budget

Tuesday, May 14, 2024