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Curbside Recycling

Please call us at 757-259-9850 if you need to know your service day! As always, please have your cart out by 7AM for pick up.

Holiday Recycling Checklist- answers to your holiday recycling questions!

Click here to watch an informative video highlighting the recent changes to our curbside recycling program!

For more details on what materials can and cannot be recycled, please scroll down or view our new Curbside Recycling Brochure.
Curbside recycling is picked up every 2 weeks; you are either a RED week or a BLUE week.  If you don't know your service day or week please call us at 757-259-9850. Click here to view a Collection Week Calendar, which will show the red and blue weeks.

  • 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). 

  • We now accept a wider variety of plastics, please see the brochure or the list below for more information.

  • Recycling carts are available in 3 sizes- 35 gallon, 65 gallon, and 95 gallon. You may request a change if your current cart is not working well for you. Call for dimensions or more information.

  • 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 information.

Acceptable materials include the following:

Cardboard and Mixed Paper: 
Flattened boxes, 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.

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.

Rigid Plastics:
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')

Metal Cans:
Steel and aluminum food and beverage cans. We cannot accept plastic lined cans (which usually are white inside). Please rinse out food residue.

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 collection day.

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   NEW Holiday Schedule for 2014

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.

Holiday Week Pickup Schedule
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov 26
RED Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday,
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday
Christmas Day
Friday, Dec 25
RED Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday,
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday
New Year's Day
Friday, Jan 1
BLUE Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday,
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday

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:

James City County 757-259-9850
Poquoson 757-868-3598
Williamsburg 757-220-6140

York County





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