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Multi-Unit Housing Recycling

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Recycling cart sites are located at over 95% of multi-unit housing complexes (apartments, town homes, and condominiums) in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, and are available to residents 24-hours a day, seven days per week for the collection of single-stream recycling.

Never leave plastic bags in the recycling carts. If recyclables are collected inside in a plastic bag, remove the recyclables from the bag prior to placing them in the carts and discard the bag elsewhere. 

Do not leave Corrugated Cardboard in the blue recycling carts. Most multi-unit housing locations in Orange County have separate dumpster(s) for corrugated cardboard.  If that is not available, residents can recycle corrugated cardboard at Drop-off Locations.  Corrugated cardboard is banned from landfill disposal and must be recycled.


Materials collected in Single Stream Recycling

ENGLISH MUH RECYCLING GUIDE

SPANISH MUH RECYCLING GUIDE

KOREAN MUH RECYCLING GUIDE

MANDARIN MUH RECYCLING GUIDE

ORANGE COUNTY NC WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTACT GUIDE
 for issues other than single-stream recycling.  

MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE

tubsTubs, cups and buckets #2, #4 and #5

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 to save space. 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 with mixed paper is OK if it is in a paper bag.

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; pizza boxes are OK
if cheese and grease free.

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

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Food and drink cartons of all types

Flat-topped and gable topped drink boxes.  Must be empty and rinsed. Plastic spouts are OK.   

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