Everything You Need To Know about Recycling in Hampton Roads

On this page you will find information on what you can recycle, where you can take items that your city will not recycle, special recycling events and more!

Recycling Guidelines for Each City

Click on your city link below for detailed recycling information.

Many cities in Hampton Roads offer curbside single stream recycling.  This type of recycling is defined as a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by you into separate commodities like newspapers, plastic,  and glass, etc.  


Tidewater Fibre Corporation aka TFC Recycling through partnerships and agreements with local and municipal governments and public service authorities provide recycling services for over 7OO,OOO households in six of Virginia.  


Below are TFC guidelines for residential recycling and where you can take items that non-recycalbe items

Aluminum Cans
Plastic Bottles
Mixed Paper
Steel & Tin Cans
Glass Bottles & Jars
Empty Food Boxes
Food & Beverage Cartons
Junk Mail
Phone Books

Food Waste
Plastic Bags
Hazardous Waste
Light Bulbs
Bubble Wrap
Yard Clippings
Hypodermic Needles
Aeresol/Paint Cans

Batteries! Light bulbs!  Electronics!  Oh, my!  


For items that most cities do not recycle, but you still do not want to throw in the trash, please use our recycling guide below.  We hope you find it helpful!