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Recycling Around Town

General

Information on recycling and household hazardous waste:
    Gloucester County
    Newport News
    Williamsburg & James City County
    York County

Cell phones:
Take phones, chargers and batteries to the Crisis Center in the Edgehill Shopping Center in Gloucester.

Clothes, Books, etc:
Donate them a thrift store.  Local donations centers include:


Computers:

Puller Lewis Thrift Store
Located next to DAV in Glocuester
Open 8am-4pm. (804)693-3114
$5 fee for monitors, accepts most parts for free

For more information on electronics recycling: 

http://www.deq.state.va.us/ecycling/


Do you have a DELL that you want to trash?

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/dell_recycling?c=us&l=en&cs=19

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY


What can be recycled?

  • Plastic containers labeled #1 and #2
  • Paper products, junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, scrap metal
  • Yard waste, corrugated cardboard
  • Used oil, tires


Household hazardous waste:
This includes cleaning solvents, aerosol cans, fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), mercury thermometers, smoke alarms, furniture polish, chlorine bleach, drain cleaner, lighter fluid, kerosene, brake fluid, antifreeze, batteries, oil-based paint, paint thinner, pesticides, ammunition, epoxies, and propane tanks.

Household hazardous waste can be recycled at:

Where can I bring my recycling?
Convenience centers are open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm and Sat 7am-7pm


Where can I get more information?
Contact one of the following:

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NEWPORT NEWS


What can be recycled?

  • Plastic containers labeled #1 and #2
  • Paper products, junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, scrap metal
  • Yard waste, corrugated cardboard (at drop-of centers only)


Household hazardous waste:
This includes cleaning solvents, chlorine bleach, drain cleaner, fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), furniture polish, aerosol cans, oil-based paint, paint thinner, pesticides, epoxies, mercury thermometers, batteries, lighter fluid, kerosene, and brake fluid.


Household hazardous waste and electronics can be recycled at:

  • Gildersleeve Middle School, 1 Minton Dr on a quarterly basis, March-Nov, or
  • curbside recycling is available on a weekly basis with a fee, per request in select areas.

For additional information on the disposal of Household hazardous waste in Newport News, visit  the city's webpage at http://www.nngov.com/public-works/sw/resources/hhw.

Where can I bring my recycling?
Drop-off Centers are located at

  • 550 Atkins Way – Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, verification of residency required
  • Main St Library – 110 Main St
  • Brairfield Fire Station #7 – 5844 Marshall Ave
  • Hindenwood Fire Station #10 – 124555 Warwick Blvd
  • Oyster Pt Fire Station #6 – 685 Oyster Pt Rd
  • Fire Station #4 – 13561 Jefferson Ave


Where can I get more information?

Contact the city's Solid Waste Division at (757)269-2855 or visit http://www.nngov.com/public-works/sw/front-page.

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WILLIAMSBURG & JAMES CITY COUNTY


What can be recycled?

  • Plastic containers labeled #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7
  • Paper products, junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, scrap metal
  • Yard waste, corrugated cardboard
  •  Motor oil, antifreeze (at convenience centers only)


Household hazardous waste:
This includes cleaning solvents, chlorine bleach, drain cleaner, fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), furniture polish, aerosol cans, oil-based paint, paint thinner, pesticides, epoxies, mercury thermometers, smoke alarms, batteries, lighter fluid, kerosene, and brake fluid.

Household hazardous waste can be recycled at:


Where can I bring my recycling?
Convenience Centers are located at

    * Williamsburg – 107 Tewning Rd – Open Mon 8am-12pm, Tues-Sat 8am-5pm
    * Williamsburg – 1204 Jolly Pond Rd – Open Mon-Sun 7am-5pm
          o Also accepts propane tanks, tires, and metal appliances
    * Toano – 185 Industrial Blvd – Open Mon-Sun 8am-4pm
          o Also accepts metal appliances

Computers may be recycled.  For more details, see http://www.jccegov.com/recycling/computer.html.

Curbside recycling is available free of charge on a weekly basis, per request at select areas.

Where can I get more information?
Williamsburg: call (757) 220-6140 or go to http://www.williamsburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=232
James City County: call (757) 565-4000 or go to http://www.jccegov.com/recycling/

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YORK COUNTY


What can be recycled?

  • Plastic containers labeled #1 and #2
  • Paper products, junk mail, magazines, newspapers
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum cans, scrap metal
  • Yard waste, corrugated cardboard
  • Cooking, motor, fuel and gear oil (at drop-off facility)



Household hazardous waste:
This includes cleaning solvents, chlorine bleach, drain cleaner, , fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), furniture polish, aerosol cans, oil-based paint, paint thinner, pesticides, epoxies, mercury thermometers, batteries, lighter fluid, kerosene, and brake fluid.

Household hazardous waste can be recycled the 2nd Saturday of every month, Mar-Nov, 8am-12pm.  for more information, see http://www.vppsa.org/hhc.htm.

Where can I bring my recycling?
The drop-off facility is at 145 Goodwin Neck Rd, open Mon-Sat 8am-4pm.

Computers may be recycled on the 2nd Saturday in July and November.

Curbside recycling is available free of charge on a weekly basis, per request in select areas

Where can I get more information?
Call (757)890-3780 or visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=7010