The curbside recycling program is
a regional program and includes James City County, the Cities of
Poquoson and Williamsburg, and York County. The contractor for this
service beginning June 30, 2014 is County Waste (County Recycling)
is my pick up day?
Curbside recycling is picked up every 2 weeks; weeks
are designated either RED or
BLUE. If you don't know
your service day or week please call us at 757-259-9850. If you know
your week and day, here is anew
Collection Week Calendar beginning July 1, 2015 which
shows the red and blue weeks. (If you just need a calendar for
June 2015, click
What if my cart is too small/large? Recycling carts are available in 3 sizes- 35
gallon, 65 gallon, and 95 gallon. You can tell which size you
have by looking at the serial number on the front of the cart.
It will start with 35R, 65R, or 95R, which tells you which size you
have. You may request a change if
your current cart is not working well for you; call for
dimensions or more information. York County residents
please call 890-3780.
I just moved in and have tons of
cardboard! Bulk cardboard collections are available and
run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please call a day
or two ahead to schedule a pick up, or if you'd like more
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Cardboard and Mixed Paper:
Flattened boxes no larger than 3' x 4', magazines, junk mail,
catalogs, telephone books, office paper, cards, stationary, paper
grocery bags, school papers, computer paper, shredded paper in paper
bags, single layer cardboard such as cereal and tissue boxes,
newspapers and advertising inserts.
Plastics: Bottles, Jugs and Food Containers: Water
and drink bottles, shampoo,. soap, and detergent bottles; wide mouth
containers such as butter tubs, yogurt cups, mayonnaise jars;
clamshell containers such as salad bar containers, bakery product
containers, strawberry containers; microwave food trays, party cups,
plastic sandwich meat containers. Please remove lids and
rinse out food residue.
Plastic food storage containers, plastic
trays and dishes, stadium cups, laundry baskets, dish drainers, home
storage bins, flower pots, buckets, pails, garbage cans, plastic
toys and plastic lawn furniture (no item larger than 3' x 4')
Steel and aluminum food and beverage cans. We cannot accept plastic
lined cans (which usually are white inside). Please rinse out food
Glass Bottles and Jars:
All types and color of glass bottles and
jars. Remove lids and rinse out food residue.
Please place all materials together in the cart-
they do not have to be separated- and please do not place any items
in plastic bags. As usual, please have your cart out by 7AM on your
There will be only 3 holidays which will effect collection (see schedule
below). Instead of having a separate makeup day, holiday collection will
be moved one day forward. For the rest of the week, collection will move
one day forward until pick up for the week has been completed.
Please remember to have your materials out by 7AM!
Questions? Please call us at 757-259-9850.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov 24
Thursday's recycling will be picked
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday
Christmas Day Sunday, Dec 25
Recycling will not be affected.
New Year's Day Sunday, Jan 1
Recycling will not be affected.
If you have questions, or need to report a
problem with service: contact us at 757-259-9850, use the
Contact Us link below, or contact your
local recycling office:
In cases of inclement weather such as
snowstorms and hurricanes, safety is always our main concern. If service on your regular day has been cancelled due to bad
Your collection will be moved
to the next day, and each of the remaining days in the week will
be moved one day forward as well (Wednesday to Thursday,
Thursday to Friday, and Friday to Saturday, for example).
Our contractor will make every effort to service all homes,
provided that safe access is available. Please monitor our website, our facebook
page, or call our office at 757-259-9850 for updates.
If more than one day is
cancelled, and you are not serviced on
your regular service day OR the day after, there will not be
a makeup day, so you will not receive service
until your next regularly scheduled day. You may put out extra
materials at the next collection; please use boxes, paper bags or other containers to put your
materials next to, or on top of, your cart for pick up. Remember,
materials left next to the cart must be able to fit inside the cart so that it can be
lifted up and emptied. Do not use plastic bags.
If you prefer, you may
also bring materials to your
local convenience center for recycling. However, please
remember that there will be 3 separate containers- one for mixed
paper, one for corrugated cardboard and one for your glass, plastic,
and cans. You can transport materials in plastic bags, but do not
put the plastic bag itself in the recycling can. Here is a link for
information on location and hours of operation:
If you know your day and week
(Red or Blue), then choose the appropriate calendar from the list
below. If you don't know, please call us at 757-259-9850 and
we can look it up for you. In the meantime you can print this
Generic Collection Calendar, and circle your day and
week after you call us.