The City of Newport News Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that cartons are being accepted now in the residential and municipal recycling programs. Examples of cartons that are recyclable include milk, juice, broth, soup, wine, etc. When recycling cartons, please empty, rinse and recap without flattening the carton. Cartons need to be in its three dimensional shape to be sorted at the plant.
The City’s recycling contractor, Bay Disposal and Recycling, has been working with the Carton Council since January 2017 to add carton sorting capability at their recyclables processing facility. Bay has invested over $500,000 in equipment upgrades and has added a new position for this purpose.
For more information on the Newport News Recycling program, please visit www.nnva.gov/recycle.