York County Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

York County Government offices and courts will observe the following schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday:

Wednesday, November 21

York County Public Libraries - Closing at 5 p.m.
York County Courts - Closing at noon
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Closing at noon

Thursday/Friday, November 22 & 23

County Government Offices - Closed
York County Public Libraries - Closed
York-Poquoson Social Services - Closed
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Closed
All Courts - Closed
Waste Management Center Admin. - Closed

All Waste Management operations are closed on Thursday, November 22.  Garbage and recycling collections normally scheduled for Thursday, November 22, will be collected on Friday, November 23. Garbage and recycling collections normally scheduled for Friday, November 23, will be collected Saturday, November 24.  Most operations, including the VPPSA Compost Facility,  Goodwin Neck Transfer Station and Citizen Drop-off for recycling and/or garbage disposal will follow normal operating hours on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24.

For more information on the garbage and recycling collection schedule, call Waste Management at (757) 890-3780.

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).

Curbside Collection Calendar (Red/Blue Weeks)

This is an image of the FY2018 recycling collection calendar -July through December

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.

Collection Day - Example Waste Management Schedule


This is an image of example waste Collection Day

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!