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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Video on how recycling is sorted


2014 Recycling Pickup Map

Recycling Collection Calendar
Which week is my recycling collected?



Find out which week your recycling is picked up by following the instructions below.


 Click here to view the recycling collection schedule for 2015 (blue & green weeks

Read these instructions carefully to find out your recycling pickup week. 

  • Enter your address in the search box in the following format: STREET NUMBER STREET NAME 
  • A street number is not required for the search, but entering only a street name will bring up every address on that street
  • DO NOT enter the type of street (i.e. Road, Street, Drive, Lane, Rd., St., etc.)
  • If applicable, enter the street direction as a single letter without punctuation (i.e. South would be S) 

For example, if you wanted to see what the pickup week would be for 1234 South College Road, enter "S College" or "1234 S College." 



Click the "Search" button after entering your address 
What can I recycle?

Items that can be recycled include:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin and steel cans
  • Newspaper, including all inserts
  • Mixed plastic containers identified with
    #1 - #7 on the container's bottom
  • Rigid plastic (Ex. laundry baskets and plastic tubs)
  • Mixed paper, including magazines and junk mail
  • Catalogs (under 2 inches thick)
  • Cardboard boxes (flatten first)
  • Cereal and food boxes
  • Gabled drink containers, juice boxes, carton drinks
  • File folders and computer paper
  • Metal pots and pans without plastic handles 

Download a flyer displaying all accepted recycling items- Recycling Items

Recycling tips

The City’s recycling program is a voluntary curbside collection program.

  • Recycling is provided as part of your trash collection, at no additional charge. To sign up, call 910.341.7875.
  • Recycling is collected is on the same day as trash pick up, but on a bi-weekly collection schedule.
  • Place your recycling bin in the right-of-way by 7:30 a.m. and remove it as soon as possible once it has been emptied.
  • Do not put anything in your recycling bin that is not recyclable.
  • Rinse out the items before placing them in your recycling bin.
  • Lids and caps are acceptable recycling items.
  • Please flatten any cardboard boxes.

Residents who are not city trash customers may use the recycling drop-off centers located throughout the county. For location information, visit the New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management webpage or call 910.798.4400.

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