Is your street a Green Street?

Nominate Your Street Today!


What is Green Streets?

On a Green Street, all or most of the households take their recycling bins to the curb every other week.
By doing so, they help to save resources, conserve energy and create new usable products.

Does this sound like your neighborhood? If so, TFC Recycling wants to recognize you!

Starting in January 2017, TFC will honor blocks and neighborhoods in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk
and Virginia Beach that have recycling participation rates of 80% or higher.

TFC will consider nominations and electronic data it has from its collection process.
The winners will be honored and promoted as Hampton Roads environmental leaders!


Who is TFC Recycling?

We're Virginia's largest residential curbside recycler, providing services for over 7OO,OOO households in Virginia, and more than 4,OOO commercial customers in Virginia and North Carolina.​

Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, we employ over 35O people and operate more than 18O collection and transfer vehicles. We continue to revolutionize the industry through our use of single stream recycling which allows customers and residents to throw plastic, paper, glass and carton recyclables in one recycling container. No sorting is needed. When recycling is easier, overall participation rates are higher.

TFC has a long storied history with recycling and an exciting future as a leader in the recycling industry. We have an unwavering passion for recycling and for finding solutions for turning waste into a resource. We continually seek innovative recycling programs that educate our customers and help protect the environment. As the largest recycler in Virginia, we believe that the most important value is to do the right thing for our environment and our community as we provide Responsible Waste Solutions.


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What Can I Recycle?

Part of being a Green Street means working hard to keep
non-recyclable items out of the large curbside bins.
Make sure you know what items are accepted!

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Mixed Paper
  • Steel & Tin Cans
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Empty Food Boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Food Waste
  • Plastic Bags
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Light Bulbs
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Wood
  • Yard Clippinds
  • Hypodermic Needles
  • Aerosol/Paint Cans
  • Toys

What is Curbside Recycling?
Put it "In the Bin"!

With curbside recycling, the collection of recyclable materials proves convenient and effortless for the homeowner. For many of our customers, recycling is as easy as rolling your cart to the curb.

From there, TFC Recycling collects and transports your recyclables to our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In most areas, curbside recycling services are offered on a bi-weekly basis and allow customers to mix recyclable paper, plastic, aluminum cans and glass in one bin.

The most common reason for not recycling is uncertainty over which items are recyclable. Don't let that happen to you!

Check our Facebook for more tips!


Why Don't People Recycle?

The most common reason for not recycling is uncertainty over which items are recyclable.

From the Bin to the Truck!

Your recyclables are collected and transported by TFC trucks that operate on Clean Natural Gas (CNG).

Who Can Recycle?

Everyone! Whether you're 5 or 85, it's important for you to recycle and protect our planet.


Is Your Street a

Nominate your street today! We want to hear why your street or 
neighborhood should be recognized as an environmental leader in Hampton Roads.

If you live in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk or Virginia Beach,
you're eligible for a Green Streets designation!