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Public Works & Utilities

Water or Sewer Emergencies

The emergency phone number to call in cases of water and sewer emergencies after hours or on weekends or holidays is 757-695-1608.

2019 Water Quality Report (June 2020)

The Town of Cape Charles has just received the Consumer Confidence Report regarding our water quality.  Please click here to view the report.

Waste Disposal Announcements

Due to high demand, Davis Disposal has provided a cardboard recycling dumpster located in the west parking lot across from the Cape Charles Coffee House. All cardboard boxes must be broken down and placed through the narrow slot in the front of the dumpster.

100+ Tips to Conserve Water

Water is a valuable resource on the Eastern Shore. Click here for 100+ Tips to Conserve Water and save on your utility bills.

Yard Debris

Yard debris will be picked up on Mondays.  The yard debris must be stacked in the front yard between the sidewalk and the curb.  Limbs and branches must be cut in maximum lengths of 4’ (See Town Code Section 58-32b.)  No limbs larger than a 2” radius will be picked up.  Loose debris, vines and leaves must be bagged in biodegradable bags. Construction Debris WILL NOT be picked up.

If you have a large or bulky item to be picked up, please call or email Kathy Fraas at 331-3259 x14 or A $25 fee is charged for each item.

Recycling Facilities

Northampton County provides several Recycling Facilities that accept plastic, glass, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, waste oil and batteries.  Waste oil and batteries are also collected.  Large or bulky household items occasionally needing disposal by a resident will also be accepted and transported to a disposal site.

The closest location to the Town is in Bayview at 22564 Bayview Circle.  The hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 7:30 AM – 6 PM; Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM.  More information can be located on the Northampton County website at

 Basic Rates 
 Weekly pickup of 120 gallons of trash
 (1-96 gal. carton and up to 2 – 12 gal. bags)
 Excess Residential trash up to one half pick up load  $10.00 per load
 Excess Residential trash more than one half pick up load   $25.00 per load
 Oversize items (more than 8 cu. ft. in volume)  $25.00 plus landfill fee
 Brush more than 6 ft. in length and/or 4” in diameter  $50.00 plus landfill fee
      Public Works & Utilities

      John Lockwood, III
      Public Works Manager

      757.331.3259, ext. 16 

      Bill Powell
      Utilities Maintenance Manager

      Patrick Christman
      Wastewater Plant Manager

      Scottie Neville
      Water Plant Manager


      Kathy Fraas
      Accounting Clerk/Utility Administrative Assistant

      For Public Works & Utilities assistance please call Kathy Fraas at 757.331.6901


      Town of Cape Charles - Official Seal  
      Town of Cape Charles
      2 Plum Street Cape Charles, VA 23310
      Phone: (757) 331-3259  |  Fax: (757) 331-4820
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