Residential Recycling

GFL Environmental
(336) 229-0525

Recycle Holiday Schedule follow the City's Garbage Holiday Schedule.  Please view the holiday schedule here. 

All carts and materials need to be placed at the street by 7:00am and removed by 7:00pm on your collection day. Carts should be located 5 feet away from any obstructions, garbage cart, mail box, shrubbery, or anything that would otherwise prevent collection by automated trucks. The cart handle and wheels should face your house. Carts that are not properly placed cannot be collected. Loose materials that are placed outside of your container cannot be collected.

Find your collection day by examining the map below or typing your address into our interactive map. Holiday modifications to sanitation and recycling collection are posted on the City's website homepage and are advertised in the Times News. 

Recycling Red and Blue

Click here for and interactive map of Garbage and Recycling Pickup

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 What can I recycle? Are there items I can’t place in my recycle cart?
 Plastics #1 - #7 Pizza boxes
 Drink Bottles Needles and medical waste
 Detergent bottles Plastic bags
 Yogurt cups Styrofoam
 Food tubs Bubble wrap
 Newspaper Electronics
 Shredded paper Clothing
 Flattened corrugated cardboard Light bulbs
 Phone books Window glass
 Magazines/junk mail/inserts Scrap metal
 Aluminum cans (empty) Pots/pans
 Tin cans Paints (Household Hazardous Waste)
 Glass bottles and jars (any color, empty) Yard waste


  • Learn more about what you can and cannot recycle with this informational hand-out.
  • Access a comprehensive recycling brochure here.
  • Options for Electronic Recycling can be found here. 
  • Learn more about garbage or bulk waste collection here.

Recycling Convenience Centers:

The Alamance County Landfill provides three satellite recycling locations for your convenience. Visit their website to learn which recyclables are accepted at each site. Or call the Alamance County Landfill at 376-8902 for additional information. 

Fluorescent Lights:

The City cannot accept any type of fluorescent tubes or lamps, including the compact fluorescent bulbs, in household trash.  We are encouraging everyone to begin recycling these bulbs at one of several recycling centers that are already available. 

Click here to learn more about your recycling options for fluorescent bulbs


If you have comments about the City’s recycling efforts, submit your comments here