Waste Management

The Waste Management division is responsible for a variety of programs and projects including disaster debris removal operations, garbage collections, and the transfer station operations.

York County Offices Closed Monday May 28

The following York County courts and offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day:

Courts                                                   -      Closed
York County Offices                              -      Closed
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service -    Closed
York-Poquoson Social Services            -      Closed
York County Public Libraries                 -      Closed
Waste Management Administrative Office - Closed
VPPSA Composting Facility                  -      Closed

Memorial Day Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedule

Curbside garbage and recycling collections will not be affected by the Memorial Day holiday. The Waste Management Transfer Station and citizen drop-off areas for garbage and recycling are open regular operating hours. For more information on the Waste Management schedule, call (757) 890-3780.

York County Beautification Committee Shares
Shred Event Results

On Saturday April 28, the York County Beautification Committee partnered with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office to bring together a paper shredding event and the DEA's national drug takeback event.  The events were a great hit, and both events received many thanks from the attendees.  The results of the shredding event are in, and the YCBC collected 6,240 lbs (3.12 tons) of paper, which was then disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. In addition, we collected 332 lbs of food and $30.00 in donations for the Food Bank.  YCBC would like to extend their thanks to all who participated.

Shred Event 4/28/2018

this is a picture from the paper shred event on april 28, 2018
this is a picture from the paper shred event on april 28, 2018
this is a picture from the paper shred event on april 28, 2018
this is a picture from the paper shred event on april 28, 2018

Recycling Challenge Turns Plastic Waste into Benches

Recycle Challenge

The York County Beautification Committee is collecting plastic bags and wraps to participate in the Recycling Challenge, hosted by The Trex Company.  The Trex Company has hosted the Recycling Challenge since 2006, with the objective of educating the public on the importance of plastic film recycling through school and community recycling programs. Participants collect plastic bags and film with the goal of collecting or exceeding 500 pounds of plastic in a 6 month period. If the goal is met the group is awarded an earth-friendly Trex bench, created from recycled plastic bags and film.  The YCBC plans to make this an ongoing program, and plans to donate a bench to local schools and public county areas.

Plastic bags can be delivered to the dropoff recycling center at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Beginning May 1st, both branches of the York County Library will also accept bags as well!  The following items are being collected (clean, dry and free of food and residue, please):

  • Grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Wood pellet bags (clean of all debris)
  • Ziplock and other reclosable bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Salt bags
  • Cereal bags

York County Clean Business Award Winners

This is a picture of the walkway at Wild Birds Unlimited
This is a picture of Kristin and Gregory Millslagle
This is a picture of the store front sign at Wild Birds Unlimited
This is a picture of the outside patio at Wild Birds Unlimited
This is a picture inside Wild Birds Unlimited
This is a picture inside Wild Birds Unlimited
This is a picture of the road sign at Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture inside Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture inside Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture inside Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture of Sandy Matthews and Laurie Halperin
This is a picture outside Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture of the building sign at Ken Matthews Garden Center
This is a picture inside Ken Matthews Garden Center

On behalf of York County Beautification Committee, we would like to congratulate Ken Matthews Garden Center and Wild Birds Unlimited for winning the 2018 1st Quarter York County Clean Business Award.  This award recognizes these local businesses for their environmental stewardship and for setting an outstanding example to the business community.  

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