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7 new recycling drop-off locations to open to Chesapeake residents July 1

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 21:45:26-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Chesapeake residents will soon be able to drop off their recyclable items at seven new locations.

Starting July 1, these residential drop-off recycling sites will open for community use. The city says the drop-off program will gradually grow as officials determine the best way to accomplish its recycling goals.

You can take advantage of this new service by dropping off your recyclables at the following locations:

  • Russell Memorial Library - 2808 Taylor Road 
  • Chesapeake Central Library / Municipal Center - 298 Cedar Road (East Parking Lot Between Albemarle Drive and Library) 
  • Indian River Library - 2320 Old Greenbrier Road (Old Greenbrier Road and Providence Road) 
  • Department of Human Services - 100 Outlaw Street (Outlaw Street and Bainbridge Blvd) 
  • Toll Plaza Road - Cul-de-sac at 168 Toll Plaza Road (Chesapeake Expressway Administration Building) 
  • Chesapeake City Park - 900 City Park Drive 
  • Deep Creek Park - 437 George Washington Highway South 

There will be two separate containers at each location, and each will accept the following:

  • Container 1:
    • Plastics #1-7 
    • Metal cans (aluminum, tin, steel)  
    • Mixed paper (newspaper, office paper, magazines, catalogs, mail, NON-shipping box cardboard, i.e., cereal box) 
  • Container 2:
    • Corrugated Cardboard (shipping box material only) 

These new sites will open after the city's contract with Tidewater Fiber for Curbside Recycling (TFC) expires on June 30. City council members voted to end the contract in December, saying eliminating curbside recycling would save the city $2 million per year.

Related: Chesapeake experiencing 'extreme delays' in recycling collection weeks before curbside recycling program contract ends