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.
|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|
|Food tubs||Bubble wrap|
|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.
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 this link to learn more about your recycling options for fluorescent bulbs.
If you have comments about the City’s recycling efforts, submit your comments here.