Curbside Recycling Collection

Recycle Guidelines

The Town of Aberdeen wants to remind citizens the importance of putting the correct recyclable materials in the recycling container.  If you have a red tag on your recycle container then the recycle container has been contaminated with non-recyclable items, household garbage, bags, etc.  

The most common reason for the container to not be emptied is recyclable materials that have been put in a bag and the bag put in the recycle container.  There cannot be any bags in the recycle container; all recyclable materials should be thrown loose in the container.  Another reason is household garbage has been put in the recycle container.  Cans or plastic bottles/containers that have food residue in the container will cause the recycle can to have contaminated materials in it. 

The container WILL NOT be emptied until the issue is corrected and only acceptable items are in the recycle container.  The container will be checked on your next regularly scheduled pickup day and emptied only if it contains acceptable recycle items. 

If you have any questions or received a red tag and think your container does not contain improper items, contact Robert Baker, Sanitation Superintendent, at 910-944-7012.  

Please look at the picture below for items that are acceptable to put in the recycle container.


Sanitation Collection Schedule

To view the Sanitation collection schedule, click here

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].

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