Founded in 1973, Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) is a privately held and family-operated business. TFC Recycling is Virginia’s largest residential curbside recycler. Through our partnerships and agreements with local and municipal governments, and public service authorities, we provide recycling services for over 550,000 households in six of Virginia’s largest cities, and more than 4,000 commercial customers in Virginia and North Carolina.
Founded in 1973, Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) is a privately held and family-operated business. TFC Recycling is Virginia’s largest residential curbside recycler. Through our partnerships and agreements with local and municipal governments, and public service authorities, we provide recycling services for over 700,000 households in six of Virginia’s largest cities, and more than 4,000 commercial customers in Virginia and North Carolina.
Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, we employ over 350 people, operate more than 180 collection and transfer vehicles. We pioneered the first automated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on the East Coast. We continue to revolutionize the industry through our use of single stream recycling which allows customers and residents to throw plastic, paper and glass recyclables in one recycling container. No sorting is needed. When recycling is easier, overall participation rates are higher. Our investment of this state-of-the art technology ensures more recyclables are captured and processed efficiently and collected by an increasing number of TFC trucks that operate on clean natural gas. TFC innovates the recycling process by finding new markets for hard to recycle materials such as electronics and organics. We also offer an online rewards program called, Recycling Perks, which encourages higher participation rates for maximized diversion.
TFC has a long and 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.
TFC Recycling will be a leader in the collection, processing and marketing of recyclable materials and managing of solid waste in Virginia and North Carolina through innovative material recovery. We will measure our success not by how many customers we serve, but by how we serve our customers - we will strive to meet or exceed the expectations of each customer.
Our Core Values
At TFC Recycling, our core values are how we operate. They drive us to excel in the things we do and accomplish.
TFC Recycling will maintain a safe working environemtn for our employees and customers.
At TFC Recycling, we aspire to be more than just a recycling company. Our mid-term and long-term goals include a future that combines hard work, dedication, and a committment of excellence from every employee. TFC Recycling has been in business for over 40 years and it is through our vision statement that we will work to invest in the communities we serve for another 40 years.
TFC Recycling's Vision Statement
We are extraordinary.
We are always a work in progress.
We are a culture of questioning.
We are a company with heart and soul.
We work together and celebrate together.
Our employees find meaning and purpose in their work.
We don't need growth for growth's sake.
We need growth to further our vision.
We sustain our brand by being attentive, adaptive and active.
We connect with our customers by helping them achieve their goals.
We sustain our communities, have close ties with them and donate our time.
We are noble and people-oriented.
We do business in a different way.
We all believe in the vision of our company and travel the journey together.
TFC can provide the following equipment for rent or sale for recycling and waste removal services:
- 96 gallon recycling and solid waste containers for multi-family and home owner associations
- Commercial front load containers ( 2, 4, 6 and 8 cubic yards )
- Roll off containers ( 12, 20, 30 and 40 cubic yards )
- Compactors - sales, leasing and service
- Shredders - sales, leasing and service
- Balers - sales, leasing and service
TFC Recycling is an enthusiastic sponsor of many local charities. From Habitat for Humanity to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia- TFC Recycling encourages its own employees to volunteer to make a difference not only for our community but also for generations that follow. By leading through example, we build strong relationships with the communities we serve and together, we make our world a better place.Education
Through a partnership with The Williams School in Norfolk, Virginia, TFC Recycling is working hand-in-hand with students in their quest to become the first Zero Waste School in Virginia. Through changes, education in recycling and an understanding of composting, students get a “hands on” lesson in protecting the environment. Our children represent the future and as stewards for the environment, TFC Recycling works with students and educators in an effort to make recycling a life-long habit.