Recycling changes as of April 1, 2019

Event Date:
Monday April 01, 2019
Event Time:
All Day Event

As of April 1, 2019, glass will no longer be accepted as part of recycling picked up by the Village.  The Village encourages residents to continue to recycle glass by taking it to any of the Moore County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers.

Moore County Public Works’ Solid Waste Division has set up glass-only recycling containers at all of their solid waste convenience sites, including the Moore County Landfill site.  Residents may take glass to any of the convenience sites and place it in the properly marked glass-only recycling container for it to be recycled.

Glass, for recycling purposes, includes beverage containers and food jars. Ceramic, dishes, drinking glasses, cookware, window pane glass, light bulbs and mirrors are not recyclable. These items should be wrapped and placed in household trash.  LED/CFL light bulbs can be recycled at Moore County’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in November or taken to Lowe’s Home Improvement store for recycling.

This policy change was prompted by the recycling tipping fee rate increasing from $25 to $100 per ton, which took effect December 2018.  Effective July 1, 2019, that rate will increase to $130 per ton. The increase would result in an annual budget increase from $12,000 to approximately $62,000.  In an effort to keep the weight and our cost of recycling as low as possible, the decision was made to remove glass from recycling.  We encourage residents to take the glass to a Moore County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers instead of putting it in their household trash.  The Village pays $48.07 per ton for landfill fees for household waste and do not want the extra weight of the glass to increase our cost.    


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