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For Drop-off Recycling and Convenience Center questions, contact:


Jim Hill

Solid Waste Superintendent

P: 757-565-0971



For Curbside Recycling Customer Service and General Recycling Questions, contact the Virginia Peninsula's Public Service Authority at:




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Solid Waste/Recycling




Bulk Trash Pickup  

Household Chemical Collection Event

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Accepted Recycled Materials


James City County operates three Convenience Centers for residential recycling and trash disposal. The Convenience Centers 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
  • Plastic bottles, jugs and food containers
  • Rigid plastics
  • 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 on accepted materials through the curbside program, go to VPPSA.


Convenience Center Locations and Operating Hours

Jolly Pond Road - 1204 Jolly Pond Rd. - 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week. Other recyclables taken at Jolly Pond Road are kitchen grease, waste motor oil and antifreeze, tires*, propane tanks*, scrap metal (including appliances), and brush*. (*coupons required). When using this facility, residents are urged to allow ample time to unload vehicles prior to the 5 p.m. closing. Directions>>>


Tewning Road - 117 Tewning Rd. - Monday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed - Sunday. Waste motor oil, antifreeze, and kitchen grease accepted. Directions>>>


Toano Convenience Center - 185 Industrial Blvd. (Hankins Industrial Park) - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., seven days a week. Other recyclables taken at the Toano Convenience Center are tires (coupons required), automobile batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, metal appliances, and kitchen grease. Directions>>>


The Convenience Centers are closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. All centers close at noon on Christmas Eve.

Christmas tree recycling

Christmas Tree recycling information for 2015-2016. The trees can be dropped off, with no charges attached, at any of the three convenience centers from Dec. 26, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016 during normal operating hours. All lights, decorations and tinsel should be removed prior to drop off.




Transfer Station

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. is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads— from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Launched in 2011, the region-wide public awareness and education campaign is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the following members: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; and HRSD. Like on facebook, follow on Twitter, tune in to YouTube and catch the “Let’s Talk Green” blog, written by a team of local experts.


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