Recycling

Recycle Education Campaign

Curbside Recycling Route Changes  
(Collection times may change, but collection days will NOT)

County Waste and Recycling, our county’s curbside recycling collection contractor, is making changes to their collection route schedules. In the near future, curbside recycling collection customers might notice some changes to the time of day they see the recycling trucks. However, collection days (and Red/Blue Weeks) will NOT change, and customers will still see the trucks on their currently scheduled day. During this transition time, it is more important than ever for collection carts to be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. for early collections, although carts may not be collected until later in the day.

As always, we appreciate your patience during this transition. We will make every effort to keep York County aware of any additional changes.

Curbside Collection Calendar (Red/Blue Weeks)



Curbside Recycling


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).

View the Acceptable Curbside Materials (PDF).
This is an image of the FY2018 recycling collection calendar -July through December

Acceptable Materials (Curbside Program Only)

  • 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.

Example Waste Management Schedule


  • Garbage Day - Thursday
  • Recycle Day - Friday
  • Recycle Week - Red
View the current Curbside Collection Calendar Red/Blue Weeks (PDF).

Drop-Off Recycling


The York County Drop-off Center is located at 145 Goodwin Neck Road and is open to anyone wishing to recycle. Hours of operations are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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!