At John’s Disposal, we’ve made our customers a priority, which means we’ve focused on growing the aspects of our company that best help us meet our customers’ needs. In 1992, we were the first garbage company in the Norfolk area to implement semi-automated trash bins. The success of these bins had our competition following suit.

From providing recycling and garbage bins and renting roll-offs to offering competitive pricing and investing in the newest waste software and online payment system, we’ve done all we can to provide Norfolk and the surrounding areas with an efficient, reliable, and up-to-date garbage company.

Our Story

John’s Disposal and Safeside Shredding are locally owned, family-oriented companies striving to provide the Norfolk area with top-notch waste removal services. Over the years, they’ve focused on hiring quality employees, using state-of-the-art equipment and software, and offering competitive prices.


Owner and manager, John Dopheide has decades of experience in the waste industry. Before starting John’s Disposal, he worked with his father, who also owned a Norfolk garbage company. If anyone knows the ins and outs of the garbage industry, it’s John.

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