COUNTY EVENTS CALENDAR

24-HOUR RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITES

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Orange County operates four recycling drop-off locations that are free and available to residents and businesses 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the collection of conventional single-stream recycling and corrugated cardboard only.

1. Cedar Falls Park: One mile east of Martin Luther King Blvd. on Weaver Dairy Rd.
2. University Mall: Mall parking lot, behind the gas station on Estes Drive
3. Meadowmont: Behind Harris Teeter
4. Hampton Pointe: Behind Home Depot, Hwy 86 in Hillsborough

Never leave items on the ground or garbage in the recycling containers-- that constitutes illegal dumping and can result in a citation or fine.  Residents can bring garbage and wide range of other materials for proper disposal, recycling and reuse to Solid Waste and Recycling Centers.

Never place plastic bags in any of the dumpsters at the recycling drop-off sites!  If you use plastic bags to collect your recyclables please remove them and discard the bag elsewhere. Clean, dry plastic bags can be recycled at local grocery stores.

Recycle corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags together in a separate dumpster labeled for cardboard.

MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE

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Corrugated Cardboard

Empty and flatten boxes completely for recycling.

Recycle pizza boxes with Single Stream recycling if they are completely clean and empty.
Remove any plastic or styrofoam packaging and discard elsewhere. No wax-coated boxes.

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Brown paper bags

  No wax coated or plastic bag. 

 

Single Stream Recycling Specifications:

MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE

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Tubs, cups and buckets and other rigid non bottle plastics #2, #4, #5 only.

#1 or #6 boxes, clamshells, or styrofoam, no #7 PLA, no plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics. Recycle clean dry plastic bags at grocery stores.
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Plastic Bottles, Jugs and Jars
Plastic bottles have a neck smaller than the base.  Leave the cap on! Flatten bottle or jug if possible and put the cap back on. No plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics, No clamshells or Styrofoam.

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Glass Bottles and Jars

Clear, brown, green and blue glass bottles and jars only.  Rinse clean. Lids and labels are OK. No dishes, ceramics, cookware, window glass, drinking glass, light bulbs, pyrex or mirrors

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Metal Cans

Aluminum and steel/tin food or beverage cans.  Tuck metal lids inside cans and crimp the edge shut. Flatten what you can to save space. No scrap metal, pots, pans or car parts.

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Aerosol Spray Cans

Must be completely empty.  Do not puncture or flatten.  

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Aluminum Foil and Trays

Must be clean. Rinse off any food residue and crush what you can. No foil with food or lots of grease on it.

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Mixed Paper

Any clean, dry paper that tears. Junk mail, office and school paper, manila folders. Envelope windows and staples are OK.

Shredded paper is OK if it is in a paper bag, stapled shut, and labeled "shredded paper".

No tissue or paper towels. No wax coated or laminated paper. Remove credit cards or other plastic items from junk mail.

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Single layer cardboard

Cereal boxes, cracker boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel rolls, frozen food boxes, etc. Remove any plastic or foil lining.   

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Drink cartons

Flat-topped and gable topped drink boxes.  Plastic spouts are OK.  Rinse clean and flatten.  

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Newspaper

Newspaper and associated inserts.  Remove plastic bags or rubber bands before recycling.

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Magazines

24-hour recycling drop-off sites have Magazine Racks for the reuse and sharing of magazines in good condition.  

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Phonebooks

Phone books and other paperback books are OK. Must be clean. Remove from plastic bags before recycling.  No hardcover books.