Trash & Recycle Collection
Solid Waste Division employees pick up household waste, yard waste, scrap metals and bulky items from residences weekly within the City of Hampton. Household recycling is collected every other week.
Find out your pickup days
- Type your street number and street name, then click the "search" button.
- Click on your search results.
- Go to the tab that says "City Resources."
Problem with your pickup?
You can report spilled trash, missed pick-up, or new trash service for the disabled with our online form. The form can also be used to get answers about recycling or leaves and grass pickup. If you have questions about city services, dial the Customer Call Center at 3-1-1 (757-727-8311 from a cell phone) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Placement of receptacles
For the safety of city employees and to avoid damage to property, approved refuse and recycling containers shall be placed no more than 3 feet from the street for collection, 10 feet from parked vehicles, not under power lines, and 3 feet from all other objects with the arrows on the lid facing the street. Municipal code.
What can you recycle?
Recycling information can be found by visiting frequently asked questions or the:
- Curbside recycling guide (PDF)
- Recycling collection schedule (JPG) (calendar)
- Recycling "blue" and "green" collection schedule (PDF) (map)
- Recycling drop-off site (PDF) (available to all, especially for those in apartments who don’t get home pickup)
- Recycling computers and electronics (PDF)
Bulk limbs, bulk trash
Bulk limbs are limbs and brush no larger than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length are accepted. They are collected on the same day as your regular garbage. Place them curbside as early as 3 p.m. on the day before your scheduled collection day and no later than 7 a.m. on collection day. Leaves and grass should be bagged in clear bags so we can see it’s recyclable. Select the graphic for maximum amounts. For more information about leaves and grass visit the frequently asked questions.
Bulk trash includes large items that will not fit into your garbage container, such as furniture, sofas, window air conditioners, appliances and mattresses. Bulk trash is also collected on the same day as your regular garbage. Bulk trash can be put curbside as early as 3 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. It needs to be curbside by 7 a.m. to insure you will receive prompt service. Read some of the frequently asked questions about bulk trash and bulk limbs.
The Public Works 3-1-1 Call Center can assist you with your waste collection containers. Call 3-1-1 or dial (757) 727-8311 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. You can also report container damage with our online form.
What is allowed to go into the trash?
The municipal code provides a definition and description for everything from bulk limbs to what can and can’t be recycled. The code also explains the penalty for violations, and provides details on what will and will not be collected.
Hampton’s Household Chemical Collection is a drop-off program sponsored by the City of Hampton and the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority to help residents with the disposal of household chemicals. Check the schedule and the list of what is accepted. Read some commonly asked questions about this program.
The city landfill is on North Park Lane off Big Bethel Road near Thomas Nelson Community College. It is open to Hampton residents for the disposal of bulk trash. Building materials may only be disposed of at the landfill with a valid building permit issued by the City of Hampton. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and closed Sundays. The telephone number for the landfill is 757-766-3033 for further information. Learn about the landfill's bird population control measures.
For tire recycling help contact the Call Center at 3-1-1 or (757) 727-8311 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. You can also get help using online form. More information can be found by visiting the frequently asked questions.
Yard waste site
The yard waste site is located at 98 North Park Lane, next to the landfill off of Big Bethel Road. The yard waste site is where residents and contractors doing yard work in Hampton can take their leaves, grass, limbs, and branches for processing into compost and mulch.