Recycling Services

**Curbside Recycling customers can expect a delay in servicing your cart. Please leave carts curbside until 5 p.m. the day following your normal collection. If your cart is not serviced the next day, please enter a missed recycling collection request online.**

Why We Recycle: Curbside Recycling 101

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

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling service is provided biweekly by Tidewater Fiber Corporation (TFC) through a regional contract with Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) to James City County residents for $7.00 a month per cart. The recycling fee includes your choice of a 35 gallon, 65 gallon, or 95 gallon cart. If you live within the service area, you may enroll in the curbside recycling program.

Residents are allowed to request multiple carts. The bill will be adjusted to include multiple carts, for example, if you have two carts the cost is ($7 per month x 2 carts) $14 per month and billed at $42 per quarter.  

Invoices are paid in advance and sent to residents quarterly in May, August, November and February.

QuarterBills MailedBills DueService Period
1Mid-MayMid-JuneJuly 1 - Sept. 30
2Mid-Aug. Mid - Sept.Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
3Mid-Nov.Mid-Dec.Jan. 1 - March 31
4Mid-Feb. Mid-MarchApril 1 - June 30

Start or Discontinue Recycling Service

If you would like to start or discontinue service, please enter your address in the “Search Address” box below and click next, or contact the recycling customer service hotline at 757-253-6700.

Recycling Containers

35 Gallon Cart

35 Gallon Cart

  • Height: 39.13 inches
  • Width: 20.20 inches 
  • Depth: 22.98 inches

65 Gallon Cart

65 Gallon Cart

  • Height: 40.58 inches
  • Width: 26.70 inches 
  • Depth: 28.11 inches

95 Gallon Cart

95 Gallon Cart

  • Height: 45.13 inches
  • Width: 28.50 inches 
  • Depth: 33.73 inches

All County recycling carts are dark gray with a tan lid.

Recycling 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.