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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Aug 30

Newport News Adds Cartons to Recycling Program

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 10:37 AM by Communications Department

Residents can now recycle cartons as part of the City of Newport News’ recycling program. Examples of cartons that are recyclable include milk, juice, broth, soup, wine, and more. When recycling cartons, please empty, rinse and recap without flattening the carton. Cartons need to be in three dimensional shape to be sorted at the plant. The city offers co-mingled recycling making it convenient for residents to mix their recyclables (plastic, paper, glass, etc.) in their authorized recycling container.container

As a reminder, items such as cans, foil pans, flatten cardboard, and paper can all be recycled in the City’s program. Residents can also recycle plastic tubs (such as yogurt, butter, or ice cream containers) and plastic or glass jugs and jars as long as they are emptied and rinsed.  

For more information on the Newport News Recycling program and what can and can’t be recycled, please visit