Changes to our
curbside recycling program will be effective June 30 (blue)
and July 7 (red).
If you have not yet received a wheeled cart with an information
package please let us know!
Click here to watch an informative video!
For more details on what materials can be recycled, please scroll
down or view our new
Curbside Recycling Brochure.
Click here to view a
Collection Week Calendar.
Highlights of the new program:
The program is regional and includes James City County,
the Cities of Poquoson and
Williamsburg, and York County. Beginning June 30, 2014, the curbside recycling service will be
provided by a new contractor, County Waste.
The new program will use a 65 gallon rolling cart with a
lid. York County residents already have recycling carts and will
not see this change. Along with the new
carts, residents will receive a package of information further
describing the changes to the program.
The new program will provide pickup every
other week- please refer to the calendar provided with your cart
to see if you are a red or blue week. If you don't know
which week you are, please give us a call and we can look it up
We can now accept a wider variety of
plastics, please see the brochure or the list below for more
After the initial thirty days of the new
program, residents will have an opportunity to increase or decrease
the size of the recycling container. If, after the first month of
the new service, residents find that they would prefer a larger or
smaller cart, County Waste will swap
out the 65 gallon cart that was provided for a larger 95 gallon cart
or a smaller 35 gallon cart. James City County, Poquoson, and
Williamsburg residents wishing to change cart sizes may do so by
contacting VPPSA or their community contact after August 4.
in the new program 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 sandwhich 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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