Solid Waste & Recycling

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The County operates 3 convenience centers where residents may drop off trash for disposal or recycling. Payment coupons are accepted at all convenience centers and may be purchased here. As of Sept. 1, 2017, customers have the option to use credit cards at all convenience centers. There is a 2.95% convenience fee for all credit card transactions. There is no charge to drop off items for recycling.

  1. Credit Cards now Accepted

Customers now have the option to use credit cards at all 3 County convenience centers to dispose of household trash and yard debris.

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:

Christmas Tree Recycling

Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 31, James City County residents can recycle Christmas trees free of charge at any County Convenience Center during normal operating hours. The Centers are located at 117 Tewning Road, 1204 Jolly Pond Road and 185 Industrial Boulevard. All decorations and tree stands must be removed prior to recycling. 

Business Recycling

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 the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority (VPPSA) via mail, fax or email per the instructions on the form.

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.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling is available through the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA). Commercial or contractor generated non-recyclable materials must be disposed of at the Transfer Station on Jolly Pond Road. Learn more about curbside recycling.