Curbside Recycling Collection

Major change beginning January 7, 2019 - Glass not recyclable through the Town recycling program.

The contractor that Moore County uses for recycling has increased their fee from $25 to $100 per ton. Since the Town takes all recyclables to Moore County for proper disposal, we will incur this increase. After notification of this increase, Board members have agreed to remove glass from recyclables to decrease the tonnage cost. 

With this change, glass will no longer be accepted as a recyclable item through the Town recycling program effective January 7, 2019. Citizens can still take glass recyclables to the Moore County Landfill located at 456 Turning Leaf Way (off Hwy 5). The landfill will have a container designated for glass only. 

Recycle containers will be checked as they are picked up for glass. If there is glass in the recycle container, a Sanitation worker will tag the can to remind the resident that glass is not recyclable. 

If you have any questions about the route change or recycle change, contact Robert Baker, Sanitation Superintendent, at 910-944-7012 or [email protected].

Changes to garbage & recycle collection routes beginning January 7, 2019.

The Town has seen lots of growth in our town limits; residential construction has added a couple new subdivisions to the Town. With those new subdivisions added, the Town had to evaluate the efficiency of the garbage & recycle routes for our citizens.

Beginning January 7, 2019 the pickup day for the following neighborhoods will be Wednesday:

• Legacy Lakes
• Sandy Springs
• Pee Dee Road (area from 211 south to 15/501)
• Parkway Drive
• Park Meadows

No Makeup Day

Wednesday, historically, was the makeup day if a route fell on a holiday. With the addition of the Wednesday route, there will no longer be a makeup day for any route if the Town is closed for a holiday. The route will be picked up on the next regularly scheduled day.

It is very important that you follow the provided guidelines on what is acceptable for recycling and what is not acceptable for recycling.  If you need a copy of the guidelines they are available at the Water Department located at 115 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen

The Recycle Center that will be accepting the Town recycle materials is very strict about recycle materials being contaminated with those items listed under “Items NOT acceptable for Recycling”.  Our employees will be doing visual checks .  It is possible that your container may be rejected if contamination of the recyclable materials is determined. 

By keeping your recycle container free from contamination, your efforts will not be wasted.  If there is contamination in the truck load being delivered to the recycle center, it will be reverted to the landfill for unloading.  Ultimately, contamination of recycle materials will cost the Town of Aberdeen money.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and willingness to do your part to make our recycling program successful and save the Town money!

Below is a list of curbside acceptable and non-acceptable recyclable materials.

We would appreciate you sharing this information with your neighbors and friends so that this information can be communicated throughout the Aberdeen community.


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