Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Got a lot of yard debris after Michael? The city is ‘relaxing’ its standards for collection

VIRGINIA BEACH The city’s Waste Management is temporarily relaxing its yard debris collection standards to assist residents with clean-up following Tropical Storm Michael.

The city made the announcement Friday afternoon.

In order to help city crews and ensure your yard debris is collected, follow these five steps, according to the city:

  1. Tree limbs, measuring up to 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter, will be collected in piles not exceeding 4x4x4 feet.
  2. Leaves and grass should be in clear plastic bags, weighing no more than 25 pounds each.
  3. Separate yard debris from household debris.
  4. Place yard debris at the curb, free of obstructions such as overhead wires, cable boxes, tree limbs, vehicles, etc. Leave 3 feet of clearance in all directions.
  5. Do not place any household hazardous waste at the curb.

For larger amounts of yard debris, yard waste containers are available for rent. Call Waste Management to schedule a delivery.

For those who did not sustain any storm damage, officials ask that yard waste be prepared “in accordance with the standard requirements.”

Crews will continue to manually collect prepared yard waste on normal collection days.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, 1989 Jake Sears Road, is available to Virginia Beach residents for a wide range of recycling and disposal needs. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 757-385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit here.

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