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Notice: As of October 1, 2009, ALL NORTH CAROLINIANS MUST RECYCLE - Plastic Bottles, Used Oil Filters and Wooden Pallets. View our Recycling Guidelines page.


The State has ordered Counties to reduce their solid waste volumes by forty (40%) percent by the year 2010. In order to meet this goal, Pender County strongly encourages its citizens to recycle the following materials:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Newsprint (without inserts)
  • Plastic Milk Jugs-HDPE 2 (rinsed, no caps)*
  • Plastic soda bottles-PETE 1 (rinsed, no caps)*
  • Glass – clear, green, & brown
  • (food & beverage containers only; rinsed, no caps)
  • Milk Cartons/Juice/Soup Boxes
  • Cardboard (crushed) *
  • Refrigerators (with food removed)
  • White Goods (Appliances)/Other
  • Metal Items (without freon or oil)
  • Car Batteries
  • Used Motor Oil (individuals only, not accepted from commercial sources)
  • Scrap Metal (remove plastic and rubber pieces).
  • Scrap Tires (individuals may bring up to five tires a day; commercial generators must provide a Scrap Tire Certification and load tires on tire trailer at the Rocky Point Convenience Center or Hampstead Transfer Station)

*Accepted at Rocky Point, Hampstead, and Burgaw Convenience Centers

NOTE: Business and/or commercial recyclables must be disposed of through a commercial recycling contract with a private hauler and cannot be taken to the Convenience Sites or the Hampstead Transfer Station.

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