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Williamsburg, James City, York offering free storm debris collection

Williamsburg, James City and York residents can take advantage of free debris collection to clean up after Tropical Storm Michael.

Williamsburg

City residents can dispose of their storm debris through their regular garbage collection service or by dropping it off at James City County Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center for free, according to the city website.

Small branches and small amounts of debris can be collected as part of regular garbage collection. The following rules apply:

  • Sticks are required to be less than 4 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. They must be bundled with twine, in a box or in a garbage can.
  • Loose brush is required to be bagged and inside a garbage can or beside one.
  • Every address is allowed 10 bundles and bags of debris.

The city will remove trees that have fallen across city streets. If a tree’s base is on private property, the city will remove the portion of the tree that is on the city street, according to the website.

Call Public Works Department at 757-220-6140 for more information.

James City

James City residents can throw away their storm-related debris, such as tree limbs and other brush, at Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center for free until Oct. 28, according to a county news release.

Proof of county residency is required. Fees aren’t waived for construction debris, the release states.

Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located at 1204 Jolly Pond Road.

Both Toano Convenience Center and Tewning Convenience Center are closed Oct. 13-28 so county staff can assist at Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center, the release states.

York

York will provide free storm debris pickup to residents. Residents interested in scheduling a pickup should call the waste management center at 757-890-3780 no later than 5 p.m. Monday, according to the county website.

Visit www.yorkcounty.gov/578/Waste-Management for details on what materials are acceptable for pickup.

The debris should be placed on the curb by Monday. Collection will take place over the following 30 days, according to the website.

For people who want to drop off their own debris, the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority community compost facility behind the waste management center located at 145 Goodwin Neck Road will accept deliveries of residential and commercial yard debris up to 24 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length.

The facility is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The facility will also be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for deliveries of storm-related brush debris only.


UPDATES:

3 p.m., Oct. 15: This story was updated with information about storm clean up for Williamsburg residents.

This story was originally published 10:25 a.m. Oct. 13.

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