Items Accepted at
Our Convenience Centers

Recycle more.

Do your part to help protect the environment, please recycle.

Please don't bag your recyclables.Reminders
  • Empty containers
  • Rinse containers
  • Empty boxes of all styrofoam and packing materials
  • Flatten cardboard
  • Do not bag Material
Recyclable Waste 
Accepted Items
  • Aluminum Can
  • Steel Can
  • Plastic Containers
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Magazines
  • Telephone Books
  • Soft and Hard Cover Books
  • Newspaper
  • Junk Mail
  • Greeting and Post Cards
  • Food and beverage cartons (milk cartons, orange juice, broth/soup, soymilk, creamers, etc.)

display of proper containers.

Keep These Out – NOT Acceptable Items
  • Aerosol cans
  • All batteries – (car, lithium, etc.)
  • Ceramic items
  • Clothing
  • Textiles
  • Diapers
  • Disposable cups – (plastic and paper)
  • Electronics
  • Foil Paper
  • Food-tainted items
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Household glass
  • Medical waste (light bulbs)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scrap metal
  • Scrap Wood
  • Shredded paper
  • Styrofoam/peanuts
  • Tanglers (cords, hoses, wires, etc.)
  • Toys
  • Tires
  • Yard clippings

Keep These Out - showing containers.

Lawn Clippings and Debris
  • Limbs less than 8 feet long and 4 inches in diameter
  • Yard waste greater than a 5×8 foot truck bed sized load must be taken to the
    Transfer Station
    216 Airport Road
    Maple, North Carolina 27956
White Goods/Mixed Metal

Accepted Items

    • washing machines
    • stoves
    • metal bed frames
    • bicycles
    • metal object
    • All items containing FREON are only accepted at the
      Transfer Station
      216 Airport Road
      Maple, North Carolina 27956
Electronic Waste
Accepted Items (Not available at Grandy or Carova sites)
    • computers
    • televisions
    • stereo sets
    • cell phones
    • keyboards
    • radios
    • telephone systems
    • LCD monitors
    • CRT monitors
    • fax machines
    • projectors
    • peripherals
    • speakers
    • exercise equipment
Cooking Oil
  • Cooking oil is now accepted at all sites in the tan colored cooking oil recycling container
Automotive Products
  • Items Accepted
    • antifreeze
    • used motor oil
    • oil filters
    • lead acid batteries
    • Truck and car tires from personal vehicles (remove tires from rims before recycling)
Non-Recyclable Waste Accepted
Household Garbage
  • All bagged garbage should be place in the compactor
Bulky Waste
  • Items Accepted
    • large household items
    • carpet
    • foam backing
    • large plastic toys
    • mattresses
    • box springs
Construction and Debris
  • Household Items Accepted
    • wood construction
    • remodeling debris
    • bricks
    • blocks
  • All waste and debris from contractors and commercial establishments is prohibited, take material to Transfer Station.
Items NOT Accepted
  • propane gas tanks
  • oil barrels
  • medical waste
  • industrial waste
  • commercial waste
  • liquid waste
  • hazardous waste
  • hot or smoldering coals
  • dead animals