Crews collect over 80K cubic yards of tree debris left over by Matthew

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Public Works crews and contractors have collected over 80,000 cubic yards of tree debris left over by Hurricane Matthew.

Starting November 1, normal yard debris regulations will resume.

Residents with yard debris adhering to normal regulations don’t need to call for service. Residents who still have Hurricane Matthew tree debris that exceeds normal regulations should call Waste Management at 385-4650 to schedule pick up. Above regulation tree debris must be from Hurricane Matthew.

Normal yard debris set out is up to 25 clear plastic bags of leaves or grass and up to two 4’x4’x4’ piles of prunings. Debris should not weigh more than 25 pounds each and limbs should not exceed six inches in diameter.

The Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, located at 1989 Jake Sears Road, has reopened. It’s open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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Those with questions can call 385-4650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit www.vbgov.com/wastemgmt.