When to Recycle
Place your recycling cart at the curb every other week on your collection day following your Blue or Yellow week schedule; find your recycling collection day .
View and print recycling collection calendars:
What to Recycle
Accepted in Your Cart
X Binder clips
X Napkins/tissues/paper towels
X Wax or parchment paper
X Loose shredded paper
X Shredded paper in unclear bags or grocery/trash bags
X Unnumbered plastics
X Plastic bags and wrap
X Cups, plates, utensils
X Frozen entree trays
X Clamshell/hinged containers
X Coat hangers
X Flower pots
X Foam blocks or packing peanuts
|Certain Rigid #2 HDPE Plastics
|X Metal attachments (wheels, handles, hinges and screws)|
|XPots and pans with electric plugs
X Items with food residue
|Chipboard and SBS/White Paperboard
X Cereal bags
| Corrugated Cardboard
Packing paper okay. Properly dispose of other packing material.
Request a free collection for cardboard that will not fit in your cart or call (919) 469-4090 to schedule via phone.
|X Pizza boxes
X Packing peanuts
X Pyrex, Corningware
X Window, auto and mirror glass
X Light bulbs
X Other broken glass
|Gable Top Cartons and Aseptic Packaging
| X Drink/food pouches
All items accepted for recycling can also be taken to the Citizen's Convenience Center located at 313 N. Dixon Ave.
Proper Preparation for Recycling
- Give containers a quick rinse.
- Keep items loose in the cart; do not bag your recyclable materials.
- All items must fit inside your cart/bin.
- Recycling that is mixed with unaccepted items or otherwise improperly prepared may not be processed and require disposal at the landfill.
Computer/Electronic and Appliance Recycling
Appliances/white goods, computer equipment and televisions are banned from North Carolina landfills. Recycle your computer/electronics and appliances.
Used Motor Oil/Filters Disposal
The Town collects and recycles used motor oil and filters free of charge by appointment; request collection or call (919) 469-4090. Used motor oil must be placed in a plastic container no larger than 5 gallons, sealed with a screw-cap lid and labeled "Used Motor Oil." Filters must be triple-bagged.
Residential Waste Cooking Oil Recycling
Save and recycle your fats, oils and grease (FOG) to make bio-fuel. The Town provides this service free of charge when scheduled through our Residential Cooking Oil Curbside Collection and Recycling Program.
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