Solid Waste & Recycling

Curbside Recycling

As part of a regional contract through the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA), our curbside recycling service are provided by TFC Recycling.

Our curbside recycling program serves James City County residents within the service area.  If you live in the service area, you may enroll in the curbside recycling program. To start or discontinue service:

  • Contact the Recycling Hotline 757-253-6700
  • Email Recycling Customer Service
  • Start or discontinue service online

Billing & Procedures

  • The fee for curbside recycling services is $7 per household per month
  • Recycling haulers will not collect any items left outside the cart
  • Services are pre-paid quarterly
  • Payments can be made online or in person at the James City County Treasurer’s Office and the Satellite Services Office in Toano
  • You may discontinue service at any time

Collection Calendar & Accepted Recyclables

The "My Schedule" feature above displays the recycling collection calendar for all County residential addresses, regardless of enrollment status in the County’s curbside recycling program. Call 757-253-6700 for more information or enroll in the County’s curbside recycling program to request curbside recycling service.

Recycling Perks: You Recycle, We Reward Opens in new windowRecycling Perks Program

Get more out of recycling in James City County. Besides doing your part to aid the environment, you can also get additional rewards too! By signing up for the Recycling Perks program, you can get access to benefits like river cruises and restaurant discounts. The goal of this program is to improve household recycling efforts and reduce waste by offering great savings and exclusive deals that reward those who recycle.

Curbside Recycling 101

Learn about why we recycle, what we recycle and how we recycle.

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 VPPSA via mail, fax or email per the instructions on the form. Commercial or contractor generated non-recyclable materials must be disposed of at the Transfer Station on Jolly Pond Road.

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.