Saturday, December 9, 2023

Here’s how you can dispose of storm debris for free in York and James City counties

York County has made debris cleanup free for a period of time to help with the damage following Tropical Storm Michael.

Typically debris collection costs between $25-$75 but for residents who want to schedule a cleanup before Oct. 22, it’s free, according to a news release from the county.

Residents can call the Waste Management Center no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 to schedule a yard cleanup.

The acceptable size for yard debris placed on the curb is 8 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length.

Loose yard debris must be placed in clear bags. This includes grass, leaves and straw.

Stumps and construction debris will not be collected.

Do not place materials near fire hydrants or mailboxes, under power lines or near power poles, or over water meters, manhole covers or invisible fences, officials said.

Individuals who want to transport their own yard debris can bring it to the VPPSA Community Compost Facility behind the Waste Management center at 145 Goodwin Neck Road.

VPPSA will accept both commercial and residential yard debris that is 24 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length.

VPPSA will be open Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in addition to their regular hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

In addition, the Compost Facility will be open on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for drop-off of brush and “vegetative storm debris” only.

For more information visit York County’s Waste Management division online or call at 757-890-3780.

Beginning Saturday, James City County residents can dispose of their vegetative debris at Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road, free of charge through Oct. 28.

  • Residential storm debris, including tree limbs and other vegetative debris, is accepted at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center at no charge.
  • Proof of James City County residency is required. This free disposal will continue until Oct. 28.
  • Fees are not waived for construction debris.
  • Jolly Pond Convenience Center is open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tewning Convenience Center and Toano Convenience Centers will be closed Oct. 13-28 as staff will be needed to assist customers at the Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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