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Please call us at 757-259-9850 if you need to know your service day!


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 for you. 

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

  • 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. 

Acceptable materials 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.

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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   Spring 2014 Bin Flyer     

NEW Holiday Schedule for 2014

Because of the new program beginning in July, 2014, our holiday procedures will be changing.
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.
See chart below for examples.
 Questions?  Please call us at 757-259-9850.

Holiday Pickup Schedule
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov 27
Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday,
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday
Christmas Day
Thursday, Dec 25
Thursday's recycling will be picked up Friday,
Friday's recycling will be picked up on Saturday
New Year's Day
Thursday, Jan 1
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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