The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) handles trash disposal and recycling for King and Queen County. The VPPSA is a regional governmental organization dedicated to providing solid waste management services to a number of member communities including:

  • The Counties of:
    • Essex
    • James City
    • King and Queen
    • King William
    • Mathews
    • Middlesex
    • York
  • The Cities of:
    • Hampton
    • Poquoson
    • Williamsburg


VPPSA operates transfer stations and convenience centers in King and Queen County in the following locations:

Dahlgren – 238 Dahlgren Rd., Rt. 692 (off Rte. 631), Stevensville
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mon. & Thurs.
(804) 769-2076

Mascot – 2131 Lombardy Rd., Rt. 603, Mascot
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mon. & Thurs.
(804) 785-2819

Owenton – 992 Lyneville Rd., Rt. 640, Newtown
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Wed. & Fri.
(804) 769-0276

Travellers Road – 2187 Travellers Rd., Rt. 658, Shacklefords
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Wed. & Fri.
(804) 785-3811

County Landfill

The King and Queen County Landfill (South Atlantic Inc.) is located at 1000 Iris Road, Little Plymouth, VA 23091 and is open 5 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. through Fri. and 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Sat. Call (804) 785-2146 for more information.

Acceptable Waste

The following will be accepted at the convenience centers:

  • Household waste from residents and property owners of King and Queen County.
  • Business waste from small businesses with limitations and restrictions described below.
  • Small loads, defined as a level full pick-up truck load, of construction and demolition waste from contractors with a valid building permit issued by King and Queen County.
  • Tires that are split lengthwise.

Unacceptable Waste

  • Liquids
  • Loads of soil, brick or stone
  • Hazardous waste
  • Asbestos
  • Industrial process waste
  • Tires from commercial establishments
  • Sawdust
  • Large tree trunks and stumps
  • Large animal carcasses
  • Any material greater than 4 feet in length


  • Cardboard:  Please place all cardboard in the Cardboard Container.
  • Metal, Glass and Plastic:  Please place items all together in the Co-Mix Container.
  • Mixed Paper: Please place these items in the Mixed Paper Container.

Additional Information

For more details on operating rules, acceptable waste, recycling policies, and upcoming Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling events in the area, visit the VPPSA website.