Solid Waste & Recycling
Collection Calendar & Accepted Recyclables
Get more out of recycling in James City County. Besides doing your part to aid the environment, you can also get additional rewards too! By signing up for the Recycling Perks program, you can get access to benefits like river cruises and restaurant discounts. The goal of this program is to improve household recycling efforts and reduce waste by offering great savings and exclusive deals that reward those who recycle.
Curbside Recycling 101
Learn about why we recycle, what we recycle and how we recycle.
Free Separated Recycling Drop-off
Free separated recycling drop-off is available at all 3 recycling convenience centers:
Household Trash & Yard Debris
Customers now have the option to use credit cards at all 3 convenience centers to dispose of household trash and yard debris. Payment coupons are accepted at all convenience centers and may be purchased online. Please note there is a 2.95% convenience fee for all credit card transactions. For example, if you dispose of 60 gallons of household trash (1 coupon) that equates to $4.12 with the convenience fee. Payment coupons will still be accepted and are available online or from the following locations:
- James City County Recreation Center
- Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
- Freedom Park
- Satellite Services
- Treasurer's Office
Businesses are strongly encouraged to recycle in James City County. The 3 convenience centers are available to businesses for recycling drop off, however most businesses arrange their own recycling services with private contractors. So that we can report our recycling rates as required to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, all businesses are asked to complete the Nonresidential Solid Waste Reduction Reporting Form (PDF) annually and return to VPPSA via mail, fax or email per the instructions on the form. Commercial or contractor generated non-recyclable materials must be disposed of at the Transfer Station on Jolly Pond Road.
Curbside Trash Pick-up
The County does not provide curbside trash pick-up. However residents may hire a private company to provide this service. Check with your HOA or property management company to find out if this service is provided in your community.