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


Jim Hill

Solid Waste Superintendent

P: 757-565-0971



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Miscellaneous Recycling Resources


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This listing may not be comprehensive and the operations of any of these companies may change without notice. The County neither endorses nor promotes any company either by its inclusion or omission. The County is not responsible for off-site content. If you have more tips on recycling hard-to-recycle items or if would like your business included in this list of recyclers, please contact the County's Recycling office at 757-259-9850 or Email.



Recycling Resources

#5 Plastic containers and Brita filters

Mail plastics labeled “5” on the bottom (which may be in the form of yogurt and  sour cream containers) and Brita filters to Preserve’s “Gimme 5” program

Plastic bags

JCC Convenience Centers & most grocery stores (please do not include plastic bags in curbside recycling, because they can jam recycling equipment)

Athletic shoes

Nike Factory Store at the Prime Outlets. (Please no dress shoes, cleats, or shoes with metal pieces.) These are used in basketball courts, playgrounds, tracks, and new Nike products.

Rechargeable batteries

Staples, Radio Shack and our Household Chemical Collections (which also recycles standard household batteries)

Cell phones

Verizon, Office Depot, Staples, Avalon Center for Women and Children, Jolly Pond Convenience Center

Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs

Home Depot

Computers and other electronics

Staples and Office Depot (fee required for both), Jolly Pond Convenience Center and Household Chemical Collections

Kitchen fats, oils, greases (New Service!)

All three James City County Convenience Centers

Motor oil

Advance Auto Parts at 454 Merrimac Tr., Jamestown  Road Shell

Packaging ‘peanuts’ and bubble wrap

Williamsburg Parcel Plus, Mailstop and UPS stores

Printer and toner cartridges

Office Depot and Staples

TV sets  (Fee required)

VersAbility Resources: 757-896-8439 and
Computer Recycling of Virginia: 804-445-9672

Wire hangers

Most dry cleaners

Other odds and ends including usable appliances, furniture, furnishings, clothes, books, etc.

Take it to a thrift store or get someone who wants it to pick it up for free by using Williamsburg Freecycle or Hampton Roads craigslist


Have more tips on recycling those hard-to-recycle items? Please Email or call 757- 259-9850 and let us know.

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