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Recycling Guidelines

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009 ALL NORTH CAROLINIANS MUST RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES!

RECYCLING GUIDELINES
Items that can be accepted for recycling include:

Paper:

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Junk Mail
  • Soft Cover Books
  • White Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Milk Cartons/Juice/Soup Boxes
  • (No Waxed Boxes) – please break down all cardboard!!!

Glass:

  • Clear, brown, and green glass containers -Remove lids, wash out the containers before placing them in your bin.

Plastic:

  • Recyclable rigid plastic containers that are required to be labeled (#1-#7), that have a neck smaller than the body of the container and that accept a crew top, snap cap, or other closures:
    • Examples include:
      #1 plastic containers PETE (i.e. 2-liter soft drink bottles)
      #2 plastic containers HDPE (i.e. plastic milk bottles)
      Remove lids or plastic neck-rings, wash out the containers before placing them in your cart.

Metals:

  • Aluminum and steel (cans only).
    Please rinse before placing them in your cart.

Should you have any additional questions, please call Waste Industries at 910-762-7563 or Pender County at 910.259.1521
 

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