VPPSA Services

Services are made available to members and the governing body of each member makes the decision to participate in any service. Member cities and counties pay only for the services they select to use.

Curbside Recycling

Quick Links

Inclement Weather

Holiday Schedule for 2024 – 2025

Recycling Checklist and Cart Preparation Tips for the 2023 Holidays

Collection Week Calendars for 2024 – 2025

The curbside recycling program is a regional program and includes James City County, the Cities of Poquoson and Williamsburg, and York County. The contractor for this service beginning July 1, 2019 is TFC Recycling.

What can I recycle? See the list below, view our Curbside Recycling Brochure, click here to watch the short clip “Recycling 101”, or click below to watch this informative video.

 When is my pick up day? Curbside recycling is picked up every 2 weeks; weeks are designated either RED or BLUE.

James City County call 757-253-6700
or click HERE and enter your home address
Poquoson call 757-868-3590
or click HEREand go to Question #3
Williamsburg call 757-220-6140
or click HERE and enter your home address
York County call 757-890-3780
or click HERE and scroll down to access the property information system

If you are unable to find your service day or week using the above information, please call us at 757-259-9850 and we will gladly look it up for you. Once you know your week (Red or Blue) and day of the week, go to Collection Week Calendar to view or print.

What if my cart is too small/large? Recycling carts are available in 3 sizes- 35 gallon, 65 gallon, and 95 gallon. You may request a change if your current cart is not working well for you; call for dimensions or more information. York County residents please call 890-3780.

I just moved in and have tons of cardboard! Bulk cardboard collections are available and run every Monday and Friday, but must be scheduled in advance. Please call ahead to schedule a pick up, or if you’d like more information.


Cardboard and Mixed Paper: Flattened boxes no larger than 3′ x 4′, magazines, junk mail, catalogs, telephone books, office paper, cards, stationary, paper grocery bags, school papers, computer paper, single layer cardboard such as cereal and tissue boxes, newspapers and advertising inserts.

Plastics: Bottles and Jugs: Water and drink bottles, shampoo, soap, and detergent bottles. Please remove lids and rinse out food residue; empty liquids.

Metal Cans: Steel and aluminum food and beverage cans. Please rinse out food residue.

Glass Bottles and Jars: All types and color of glass bottles and jars. Remove lids and rinse out food residue; empty liquids.

Please place all materials together in the cart– they do not have to be separated- and please do not place any items in plastic bags. As usual, please have your cart out by 7AM on your collection day.

If you have questions, or need to report a problem with service (please provide address, neighborhood, and city or county of residence): contact us at 757-259-9850 or contact your local recycling office:

James City County
York County


In cases of inclement weather such as snowstorms and hurricanes, safety is always our main concern. We rely on our contractor, TFC Recycling, to determine the best way to proceed, and will post an update at the top of this page and/or the homepage of this website, and our Facebook page. You may also call our office at 757-259-9850 for updates.

If for some reason you have to hold your materials until your next regular service day, you may put out extra materials– materials may be placed in a cardboard box or paper bag on top of your cart. Flattened cardboard boxes may be placed on top of the cart, but under the lid, like a clipboard.

If you prefer, you may also bring materials to your local convenience center for recycling. However, please remember that there will be 3 separate containers- one for mixed paper, one for corrugated cardboard and one for your glass, plastic, and cans.

There will be 6 holidays which will affect collection (see schedule below). Instead of having a separate makeup day, holiday collection will be moved one day forward. For the rest of the week, collection will move one day forward until pick up for the week has been completed.

Please remember to have your materials out by 7AM!

Questions? Please call us at 757-259-9850

Curbside Collection Calendars

If you know your day and week (Red or Blue), then choose the appropriate calendar from the list below. If you don’t know, please call us at 757-259-9850 and we can look it up for you. In the meantime you can print this Generic Collection Calendar, and circle your day and week after you call us.

Red Weeks
Blue Weeks


Household Chemical Collections

VPPSA holds a total of 16 household chemical collection events per year and accepts a variety of paints, fuels, solvents, pesticides, automotive products and other chemicals from residents of Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

2024 Household Chemical Collections and Computer Recycling Events on the Peninsula

Click HERE for 2024 printable brochure

All collections are open to the residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Hampton and Poquoson. Proof of residency may be required.

Acceptable Materials

Unacceptable Materials

Computer Recycling

What to do with Latex Paint

What to do with Medications

Peninsula Chemical Collections Information

James City County
Warhill High School
4615 Opportunity Way
8:00AM – 12:00 Noon
February 10
April 13
June 8
August 10
October 12


York County
105 Service Dr., Yorktown
(enter from County Drive off of Goodwin Neck Road)
8:00AM – 12:00 Noon
March 9
May 11
July 13
September 14
November 9


Coliseum Drive, Hampton Coliseum Parking Lot
8:00AM – 12:00 Noon
March 16
May 18
July 20
September 21
November 16


Poquoson Municipal Building,
Municipal Drive
8:00AM – 12:00 Noon
October 5

Middle Peninsula Chemical Collections Information

Essex County
Tappahannock CLOSED Airport
[Across from the Essex High School, Airport Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560]

8:00AM – 12:00 Noon

April 20, 2024

Middlesex County
Middlesex Elementary School (near Saluda, VA)
823 Philpot Road
Locust Hill, VA 23092

8:00AM – 12:00 Noon

August 3, 2024

Click HERE for 2024 printable brochure

Acceptable Materials are those typically found in a home environment, and include products such as the following:

Household Maintenance: Oil paint, Latex paint, Stains, Solvents, Glue, Varnishes, Adhesives

Automotive: Gasoline and other fuels (less than 50 gallons), Waxes, Gas/oil mixtures, Brake fluid, Engine cleaner (Motor oil and antifreeze are ONLY accepted at events held in the City of Hampton. The remaining communities provide other options, please click HERE for more information.)

Lawn & Garden: Insecticides, Weed killers, Pesticides. Fertilizers, Pest Strips

Household Cleaning: Oven cleaners, Drain cleaners, Floor waxes and cleaners, Metal polishes or jewelry cleaners, Bleach, Degreasers, Septic tank cleaners, toilet cleaners

Miscellaneous: Charcoal fluids, Dyes, Kerosene, Swimming pool chemicals, Photo finishing chemicals, Rechargeable Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs (including CFL’s)

Unacceptable Materials

  • TVs
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Medications
  • Business or Medical Waste
  • Explosives
  • Shock sensitive materials
  • Radioactive products
  • Large quantities of unknown materials
  • Ammunition
  • Gun Powder
  • Household Trash
  • Large drums of material

What to do with Latex Paint

  • If the paint is old and dry, you can leave the lid off and dispose of in your regular trash.
  • If the paint is still a liquid, you can add kitty litter or other absorbent material such as sawdust or mulch, and stir it well until it becomes very thick and will not drip or run. Once you’ve done this, you can leave the lid off and dispose of it in your regular trash. Please note: this ONLY APPLIES to latex (water based) paint.

Computer-related items accepted for recycling are limited to the following

  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Servers
  • Monitors (both LCD and CRT types)
  • Computer wiring
  • Desktop printers including multi function printers, or “all in ones”
  • Fax machines
  • Desktop photocopiers and scanners
  • Cell phones

Computer Recycling of Virginia (CRVA) has served as the computer equipment recycling contractor since 2001. Data contained in hard drives is destroyed as follows:

  • For equipment that may be resold or donated, data is wiped using software that is NIST 800-88 compliant. CRVA provides a “triple pass,” zero fill of the hard drives.
  • For all other equipment, the hard drive is physically dismantled and/or shredded.

Middle Peninsula Solid Waste System

Click here for a brochure with drop off recycling information

Click here for information about commercial cardboard

Residents and businesses in the Counties of Essex, King & Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex receive a full range of solid waste services. The system includes four transfer stations and 15 convenience centers located throughout the five county region. Household Chemical and Computer Recycling Events on the Middle Peninsula.

Click on a location in the list below for a page with collection information.

Essex County
King & Queen
King William

Click here for a PDF version of the Transfer and Convenience Locations and Schedule

Commercial cardboard and mixed paper recycling is available in our Member Communities on the Middle Peninsula.

Service Highlights for Cardboard Recycling:

  • 8 cubic yard container provided (Call for exact can dimensions)
  • Providing service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Multiple containers available
  • Seasonal changes OK
  • Lockable containers available for an additional one time fee, lock not provided
  • $25 per month, invoiced quarterly in advance

Service Highlights for Mixed Paper Recycling:
For a brochure with more information, click HERE.

  • 95 gallon wheeled cart(s) provided
  • Providing service the first full week of each month
  • Multiple carts available if needed
  • Seasonal changes OK
  • $5 per month, invoiced in advance every 6 months

For questions, to request new service or to make changes to existing service, please call our Administrative Office in Williamsburg, Virginia at 757-259-9850. We would also be happy to send a representative from our Field Office to your business location to discuss your recycling needs.

Administrative Office
475 McLaws Circle, Suite 3B
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Fax 757-259-9855

Field Office and Maintenance Facility
480 Clancie Road
Shacklefords, Virginia 23156
Fax 804-758-4263

Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Road
Yorktown, Virginia 23692
Fax 757-898-0641