UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020: The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23: Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions): (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns): (757) 594-7069.
MARCH 26, 2020 - Due to the Covid-19 virus, Garbage Truck Drivers will not step out of the truck to manually pick up any items outside your cart. This includes bagged yard debris or bundles of tied sticks. All items must be placed inside your cart. Bulk items such as an appliance or furniture will continue to be collected by appointment. In addition, please don’t forget to roll your cart to the curb by 7:00 AM (we recommend you roll them out the night before so you don’t forget). Thank you for your cooperation during this critical time. If you have questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (757) 220-6140. Working together will ensure safety for everyone.
THE APRIL 11, 2020 HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL AND COMPUTER RECYCLING COLLECTION HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Public Works and Utilities Department Email: email@example.com call (757) 220-6140 Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
After hours emergency number (757) 220-2331
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Residents must use theirCity 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 (Monday or Tuesday) with the lid opening facing the street and placed 3 ft. away from other carts, parked cars, utility poles, trees and bushes.
Trucks are automated, place all garbage in your cart. Items outside of the cart will not be collected.
If you miss leaf collection, leaves can be bagged (10 bag limit) and placed at the curb for the garbage company to collect on your garbage day.
Christmas trees are usually collected on the first two Mondays in January - dates to be determined for 2020. Please remove lights and decorations. Your tree must be at the curb before 7 am on these dates.
Recycling is collected on your garbage day (Monday or Tuesday) every other week.
The City does not provide business recycling services. 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 (recycling)
117 Tewning Road, Williamsburg.
Shared recycling center for Williamsburg and James City County residents.
Recycling option for businesses.
Hours: Monday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
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.
Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week
The landfill is owned and operated by James City County but City residents are allowed. There is a charge to use the landfill which can be paid in two ways - pre-purchased coupons or credit card on site. NO CASH.
Coupon booklets are available at the City Williamsburg or James City County Treasurer's offices for $20/5 coupons. Number of coupons is subject to size of the load.