The Recycling Drop-Off Center

709 Marcellus Street

(336) 349-1070

On October 1, 2016 the City’s Recycling Drop-off Center will no longer accept these items:

Plastic Bottles
Metal Cans
Mixed Paper

Instead, Waste Management can provide this service, every two weeks, voluntarily curbside at your RecyclingCanshome for $3.85 per month. Call Waste Management at 336-573-1618 to sign up for this convenient service. -- List of Items WM Accepts

The following will still be accepted at the City's Recycling Center after October 1:

Construction & Remodeling Waste (Building Materials)
Used Motor Oil
Used Cooking Oil & Grease
Televisions & Computer Monitors


Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  

Please deposit materials in the proper containers as marked and do not leave any items that do not have a designated container.  We are counting on you to help us keep this area clean.

Televisions, Computer Equipment added to Drop-Off Site!

In July of 2010, the State of North Carolina banned televisions and computer equipment from being disposed in landfills due to the containment of toxic materials. Since 2012, as an additional service to our City residents, they can bring these items to the City's Recycling Center during normal business hours. Computer equipment includes the following: laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, scanners, mice and keyboards.

In addition, many retailers and electronics manufacturers operate their own recycling programs and can be contacted individually for more information.

RecyMotorOilApr14Oil:  Used motor oil can be recycled and should never be dumped down the drain, which pollutes our water.  Put the oil in clean plastic containers for easy pouring into the waste oil tank at the Recycling Center.

Construction & Remodeling Waste (Building
Materials): This self-service container is intended for small scale remodeling jobs performed by the residents of the property, NOT contractors or commercial builders. The following items are NOT ALLOWED (due to landfill restrictions):

  • No liquids, paints or fluids of any kind
  • No pressure cylinders (gas grill) or canisters
  • No motors, engines or car parts
  • No hazardous wastes or filters
  • No metal objects
  • No batteries
  • No tires
  • No masonry
  • No TVs or computers
  • No cardboard
  • No yard waste
  • No asbestos
  • No earth or dirt
  • No furniture