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Recycling Carts

In 2009 the City provided (1) 95 gallon green recycling cart to each residence.  That cart belongs to the City and must remain at the assigned residence/location. If you move, please leave the cart behind for the next resident. If you purchase an additional green recycling cart for you location, it belongs to you and it can be taken when you move. Questions about the carts at your home can be answered by calling our Customer Service Department at (336) 883-3111.

Recycling Cart Guidelines
  • Place your green recycling cart at the curb by 7 a.m. with your garbage cart.
  • Since the collection is automated, the cart handle and wheels should face the house.
  • Carts need to have 3 feet of clearance from all obstructions (other carts, mail boxes, shrubs, etc.) and should not be blocked by cars.
Recycling Truck Pickup
  • It is recommended that residents place their recycling cart at the street when it is 3/4 full or more. This improves the efficiency of the collection process.
  • Refer to the educational information on the lid of the cart for what is acceptable to place in the cart and what should not be placed in the cart.
  • Like garbage, all materials must be placed in the cart.
  • If you have large boxes, break them down and drop them by one of the City's recycling drop-off centers. Call 336-883-3111 for the nearest location to you.
Recycling Cart
Do not mix garbage with recyclables in the cart. This increases the costs for sorting and disposal. If garbage is found in the recycling cart, a cart will be tagged and recorded for violating the City's Solid Waste Ordinance. Continued violations will result in the material not being collected and/or fines being issued.

Buying an Additional Recycling Cart
If you have excess recyclables, you may wish to purchase an additional recycling cart. There is a maximum of 2 carts serviced at each residence. To buy a 95-gallon recycling cart, bring $57 to the City Collector's office at 211 S Hamilton Street, request one online, or mail a check to the City Collector.