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City officials in Virginia Beach, Va. are surveying residents on the future of the city’s recycling programs in the beach city.

August 29, 2023

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City officials in Virginia Beach, Va. are surveying residents on the future of the city’s recycling programs in the beach city.

Virginia Beach’s curbside recycling contract with Tidewater Fibre Corp. (TFC Recycling) ends in June 2024. Residents are being encouraged to visit the Speak Up Virginia Beach website to learn more about recycling options.

A spokesperson for Virginia Beach said that changes in the global commodities market have led to increased costs in recycling operations. The city will be conducting a survey to get feedback from residents on these increased costs, and to learn their opinions on the different options available once the contract with Tidewater ends.

According to officials, the feedback will help make an informed policy decision and help the city manager determine how to best allocate funds towards recycling in the proposed FY24-25 budget.

“To navigate these challenges, it is vital that we understand the community’s opinions and behaviors around recycling,” said LJ Hansen, director of Virginia Beach Public Works. “Our end goal is to engage with residents and ensure recycling remains accessible, even with the shift in recycling costs.” 

The survey will open Oct. 2 and will be available through Nov. 17.

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