New Solid Waste and Recycling Rates
During their April 16 meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted new Solid Waste and Recycling Rates outlined in the new budget proposal. The new monthly fees will go into effect on May 1, and include several new rates as well as increases to the existing rates. These increases are due to changes in recycling programs both locally and nationally, and in order to keep up with annual increases in disposal costs for garbage and recycling.
New levels of service! Beginning with the May billing period, residents may subscribe to newly offered levels of service, including options for “Recycling Only,” “Garbage Only,” and even a “Senior Citizen” discount.
New Options and Monthly Rates Effective May Billing
*Low Income rate available for those households that qualify. Call 890-3780 for details.
For more information about recycling or other Waste Management programs, or if you would like to subscribe to the County’s Curbside Solid Waste Collections program, please contact the Waste Management Division at 757-890-3780, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or via our online “CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUEST” system available at www.yorkcounty.gov/pw or www.yorkcounty.gov/wastemanagement.
York County participates in a regional curbside recycling program that is administered by the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) and also includes James City County and the Cities of Poquoson and Williamsburg. The contractor for this service is County Waste (County Recycling).
Curbside Collection Calendar
Acceptable Materials (Curbside Program Only)View the Acceptable Curbside Materials (PDF)
- Curbside recycling service is available to all single-family homes, most trailer homes, and some multi-family/duplex communities. Please note that carts should be placed at the curb or roadside by 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day to ensure collection.
- The Basic Service option of York County's curbside solid waste collections program provides one 96 gallon cart for weekly garbage collection and one 96, 65, or 35 gallon cart for every other week collection of recyclable materials. Residents who do not subscribe to the County's curbside garbage collection program can receive "Recycling Only" service at a rate of $2 per month.
- To determine your collection day, you will be directed to the Property Information System (PIS). After entering the PIS program, please enter your address (like 123 Main - do not include the street suffix - Road, Lane, St). Collection day information for recycling and garbage collections can be found under the Waste Management heading. Clicking on the Curbside Collection Calendar link below will further direct you to the calendar showing the schedule for Red and Blue collection weeks.
View the Acceptable Drop-Off Materials (PDF).
Commit to Recycling
We encourage York County residents to join us in our commitment to recycling! If you would like to subscribe, change or discuss your service, please contact the Waste Management Division at 757-890-3780, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or through our online Customer Service Request.
Remember: recycling saves natural resources and disposal dollars by diverting waste from the garbage stream!