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Collection Day Calendar

Enter your address to view your collection days for garbage, recycling, leaf collection, yard debris and more.

  • View, download and print your Collection Calendar
  • Sign up for reminders* (email, phone, text or Twitter)
  • Upload to your personal calendar (iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook) 
  • Properly dispose of waste with our "What Goes Where? tool

Enter a PUBLIC WORKS SERVICE REQUEST

email: publicworks@williamsburgva.gov or call (757) 220-6140
Office hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

 

Garbage Collection

  • Residents must use their City provided garbage cart--gray with BLUE lid. 
  • Do not leave your cart at the curb after collection.
  • Place cart at the curb before 7 a.m. on your assigned collection day with the lid opening facing the street and placed 3 ft. away from parked cars, utility poles, trees and bushes.
  • Trucks are automated, place all garbage in your cart.
  • Cart sizes are 35 and 65 gallons.
  • If physically unable to place cart at the curb, fill out a BACKYARD GARBAGE COLLECTION REQUEST and return to Public Works Department for review.
Yard Debris
  • 10 bags of leaves/grass clippings OR 10 bundles of sticks/limbs tied with twine or boxed.
  • Sticks/limbs must be less than 4 feet in length and 3  inches in diameter.
  • Place curbside without appointment before 7 a.m. on your assigned collection day.    
CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION
  • Free leaf collection from November through 1st week in January.
  • Crews vacuum leaves raked to the curb.
  • Please do not rake into the street.  Leaves clog storm drains and pollute our waterways.
  • Red and Blue Routes with 5 collections for each route.  Check collection schedule above to determine for your address.
  • Print a Leaf Schedule 
Recycling    
  • Recycling is collected every other Wednesday.
  • Residents must use their City provided recycling cart--gray with GREEN lid.
  • Do not leave your cart at the curb after collection.
  • Place cart at the curb before 7 a.m. on your scheduled day with the lid opening facing the street and placed 3 ft. away from parked cars, utility poles, trees and bushes.
  • Items do not have to be separated.  Please do not place recyclables in plastic bags.
  • Trucks are automated, place all recyclables in your cart.
  • Cart sizes are 35, 65, and 95 gallons. 
  • Print a 2016-2017 Recycling Schedule  OR  a NEW 2017-2018 Recycling Schedule
  • If physically unable to place cart at the curb, fill out a FRONT PORCH RECYCLING COLLECTION REQUEST and return to the Public Works Department for review.
BUSINESS RECYCLING
  • The City does not provide recycling services to businesses. Businesses must contract services directly with a recycling hauler (see list below) or take recyclables to the Tewning Road Convenience Center located at 117 Tewning Road.  It is free to use the center.

    Bay Disposal 757-857-9700
    County Waste 866-456-6010
    TFC Recycling 757-247-9532
    Waste Industries 757-487-2220
    Sims Metal Management 757-599-4940 

Tewning Road Convenience Center 

 

  • 117 Tewning Road, Williamsburg.
  • Shared recycling center for Williamsburg and James City County residents.
  • Recycling option for small business.
  • Hours:  Monday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed on Sunday.
  • For more information, visit James City County website 
Household Bulk    
  • By appointment only call 757-220-6140 to schedule.
  • Must schedule 2 business days prior to regular trash collection day.
  • Place items at the curb before 7 a.m. on your assigned collection day.
  • Collections are limited to 2 large items per collection and 3 collections per year.
  • Examples of bulk items include a sofa, chair, washer, dryer or mattress.  
  • REMODELING/BUILDING MATERIALS OR CAR PARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  This includes any type of wood.
Jolly Pond Convenience Center
  • 1204 Jolly Pond Road, Williamsburg.
  • The landfill is owned and operated by James City County but City residents may utilize on a pre-purchased coupon basis.
  • Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week
  • Coupon booklets are available at the Williamsburg or James City County Treasurer's offices for $20/5 coupons.
  • Number of coupons is subject to size of the load.
  • For more information Jolly Pond Convenience Center or call 757-565-0971.
Household Chemical collections & Computer Recycling
  • Acceptable items: household maintenance products including paints, automotive products, lawn & garden products and household cleaning products.  Desktop and laptop computers, servers, computer monitors, cell phones, computer wiring, desktop printers and scanners.  Also rechargeable batteries, fluorescent and CFL light bulbs are collected. 
  • Not Accepted: business or medical waste, compressed gas cylinders, explosives ammunition or gun powder, shock sensitive materials, radioactive products or household trash.  No electronics.  No TVS.
  • If you miss the Williamsburg HHC collections, Williamsburg residents are allowed to drop off items at other local collections.  For dates, locations or print a brochure visit http://www.vppsa.org/ or call 757-259-9850 for details.  
  • Warhill High School at 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg from 8 a.m. - 12 noon on selected dates.

 

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL COLLECTIONS

AND COMPUTER RECYCLING

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

     LOCATION:

WARHILL HIGH SCHOOL

4615 OPPORTUNITY WAY

WILLIAMSBURG, VA 

   TIME:

8:00AM - 12:00 NOON 

DATES:

FEBRUARY 11, 2017

APRIL 8, 2017

JUNE 10, 2017

AUGUST 12, 2017

OCTOBER 14, 2017

              ALL EVENTS END PROMPTLY AT NOON!