Accepted Recycled Materials
James City County operates three Convenience Centers for residential recycling and trash disposal. The Convenience Centers and the curbside recycling program accept the following materials:
- Newspapers and their inserts
- Corrugated cardboard and single-layer cardboard
- Brown paper grocery bags,
- Residential mixed paper (magazines, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, school paper, computer paper, copy paper, envelopes)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Steel and bimetal food and beverage cans including metal lids
- Aluminum cans
- Foil and pie pans
- ANY non-styrofoam plastics # 1-7*
- Plastic shopping bags (must be clean and dry)*
- plastic grocery bags
- plastic department store bags
- newspaper sleeves
- dry-cleaning bags
- toilet paper/paper towel over wrap
- water bottle case wrap
- stretch film (no household saran wrap)
- plastic trash bags
*Accepted only at convenience centers
For additional information contact the Solid Waste/Recycling Office at 757-565-0971 or the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA), 757-259-9850.
The James City County Transfer Station, 1204 Jolly Pond Rd., is operated by Waste Management. The transfer station is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for County residents. For commercial customers the transfer station is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed on Saturday and Sunday. For payment information and minimal disposal requirements, contact the Transfer Station at 757-565-1279. No tires, batteries, liquids, appliances, medical or hazardous waste are accepted. All waste delivered to the Transfer Station is hauled to a Subtitle D, State-regulated landfill located in Charles City.
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