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
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
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
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.
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
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