How & What To Recycle

In general many types of paper, plastics, and metals can be recycled.

Special collection areas exist for hazardous wastes such as used oil, fluorescent lighting, and chemicals.

Most people will utilize the curbside recycling program. To recycle at the curb simply put your recyclable materials together. Either mix them all in a blue plastic bag and set them near your trash, or place them all together in a city/county provided recycle bin and place them by your trash on pickup day.

Keep in mind some cities (Black Mountain) pick up recycling every other week.

GLASS
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Remove and discard lids. Thoroughly rinse out.
Only recycle Clear, Brown, and Green glass.
Bottles & Jars ONLY

NO Broken Glass
NO Light Bulbs
NO Mirror Glass
NO Dishes, Cookware, Window Glass, etc.

PLASTICS
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Remove and discard lids/caps, Thoroughly rinse out.
ONLY BOTTLES ARE ACCEPTED
MUST HAVE TRIANGLE & NUMBER DESIGNATION (#1-7)

NO cups, trays, caps, lids

OTHER ACCEPTED ITEMS
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Aluminum Cans - Rinse
Steel / Tin Cans - Rinse
Aerosol Cans - Remove Tops/Caps
Mixed Paper - See sub-ment
Cardboard - Flatten Boxes