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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 26

Garbage and Recycling Can Placement Tips

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 8:46 AM by Communications Department

Here are a few simple ways to ensure your garbage and recycling collection services are completed.

  • Allow at least three feet of space between the container and any other items. Bulk recycle_SCmust be placed away from any vehicles, trash and recycling carts, low hanging power lines, utility poles, mailboxes, fences, cable boxes and other obstructions. For safety reasons, containers and debris that are inaccessible will not be serviced.  
  • Please place your garbage container, recycling container and bulk waste curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day, but no earlier than 3:00 p.m. on the day before collection. Debris set out after 7:00 a.m. may not be collected. 
  • Container lids must be closed to prevent spilling.
 For questions about solid waste collection in Newport News, visit the Department of Public Works’ website or contact the 311 Center at or 933-2311.