changes are coming to the
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April 18, 2014
Press Release – Curbside Recycling Program
New changes are in store for curbside recycling!
The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority
(VPPSA) along with James City County, City of Poquoson, City of
Williamsburg, and York County are pleased to announce the
implementation of a new regional curbside recycling program.
Beginning June 30, 2014, the curbside recycling service will be
provided by a new contractor, County Waste.
The first change residents will notice will be a
switch from an 18 gallon bin to a 65 gallon rolling cart with a
lid. York County residents already have recycling carts and will
not see this change. After Memorial Day and continuing through
mid-June, the new recycling carts will be delivered to residents in
preparation for the start of the new program. Along with the new
carts, residents will receive a package of information further
describing the changes to the program.
Another primary change is a switch to every other
week collection frequency. The larger recycling containers allow for
a decrease in frequency of service which reduces the overall cost of
the recycling program. It also means less truck traffic in
residential areas and throughout the service area.
Yet another change we are pleased to announce is
the increase in the types of plastic materials that are accepted for
recycling. The new contractor will be accepting a wider variety of
plastics to include: plastic bottles and jugs, wide-mouth
containers such as butter tubs and yogurt cups, clamshell containers
such as salad bar containers, strawberry containers, bakery product
containers, and rigid plastics such as plastic flower pots, pails
Residents of James City County, City of Poquoson,
and City of Williamsburg will receive a 65 gallon cart to initiate
the start of this program. For residents who live in multi-family
complexes (e.g. Townhomes, Condos), appropriately sized containers
will be provided. The larger cart will facilitate putting
recyclables inside the cart so the carts can be collected using
automated trucks. Localities who have converted from small bins to
larger carts have seen an increase in participation and likewise
recycling amounts. 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 are generating more
material than the 65 gallon cart will hold, County Waste will swap
out the cart for a larger 95 gallon cart. For residents wanting to
down-size from a 65 gallon cart, County Waste will be able to
replace it with a 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.
Please check the VPPSA website,
additional updates on the upcoming changes.
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