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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
- Plastics 1 and 2 with a neck
- 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.
Christmas Tree recycling information for 2013-2014. The trees can be dropped off, with no charges attached, at any of the three convenience centers from Dec. 26, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014 during normal operating hours. All lights, decorations and tinsel should be removed prior to drop off.
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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