RecyclingRecycling<span style="font-size:13px;"></span> <h2>The below items are accepted at the landfill and at all convenience centers except Jonas Ridge:</h2><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-2 " cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Aluminum</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" style="width:50%;">​Beverage cans (rinsed); <span style="text-decoration:underline;">clean</span> aluminum pie plates and food containers. <em>(Recycling of aluminum is mandated by law.)</em></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Metal</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Food and drink cans (rinsed), lawn mowers, metal lamps, toasters, clothes dryers, microwave ovens, etc.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Cardboard</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Corrugated <span style="text-decoration:underline;">only</span>, remove debris and flatten all boxes. No wax or plastic coating. Tape and labels do not have to be removed. <em>(Recycling of corrugated cardboard is mandated by law.) </em></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Mixed Paper</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Newspaper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, phone books, and uncoated cardboard boxes (cereal, tissues, etc.). No containers that are coated with plastic or wax, such as milk cartons.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Glass</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​clear, brown, blue/green<strong>. </strong>Lids can stay on the bottles. When the glass is crushed during recycling, the metal lids are removed by magnets</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Plastics</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​#1 and #2 only, rinsed. NO plastic containers from pesticides, even if they are #1 or #2. Lids can stay on the bottles. <em>(Recycling of #1 and #2 plastics is mandated by law.) </em></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Electronics</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​TVs, computers and peripherals (mice, printers, keyboards, monitors, circuit boards, tablets, laptops, modems, etc.), copiers and fax machines, stereos, radios, tape and CD players, phones, gaming consoles, etc.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Batteries</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​Button-type (hearing aid and watch batteries), rechargeable batteries, car batteries, lawn mower batteries, laptop batteries, etc., all of which are considered hazardous waste. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Note:</span> Most alkaline batteries manufactured since 1996 (AAA to 9 volt) are made of relatively non-hazardous materials and can be put directly into the trash. </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​Motor Oil<br>Oil Filters</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​5 gallon limit</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" style="width:20%;">​"Rough" Box</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2">​furniture, small pieces of wood, mixed-material items, outdoor plastic playground equipment, etc.</td></tr></tbody></table><p> <br> <em>More than 1 cubic yard of any material must go to the landfill. The CC site employees judge this size by pickup truck load: a full pickup truck bed is ok if the load does not rise very much above its sides.</em></p><h2>All of the above items, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">plus</span> the following, are accepted at the C&D landfill:</h2><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0 " cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">​Yard waste</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Tires – No charge for tires without rims, but approx. $4 fee for a tire on a rim</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Shingles/roofing materials</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Wooden pallets (clean of oils and paints. Pallets that are not clean are to be placed in the Transfer Station).</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><h2>Accepted at Jonas Ridge Convenience Center (8616 NC-181, Morganton, NC 28655): </h2><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0 " cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Aluminum</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Metal</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Mixed paper</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Plastics #1 and #2</td></tr></tbody></table><h2> <br> <strong>NOT</strong> ACCEPTED AT THE LANDFILL OR ANY OF THE CCs:</h2><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0 " cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Plastic bags – take to a grocery store</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">CFLs – take to Lowes Home Improvement</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – pesticides, oil-based paint, turpentine, solvents, Draino, oven cleaner, etc. (Note: Dried latex paint is not hazardous and can be put in the landfill)</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Empty pesticide containers</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Asbestos</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20px;text-align:right;">​​•</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:95%;">Pallets (CC sites)</td></tr></tbody></table> <br>When in doubt, ask an assistant.<br><br> <p style="text-align:center;"> <a class="btn" href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/General%20Services/Waste/Burke%20Co%20recycle%20brochure.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download printable brochure</a> <br><br> <a class="btn" href="http://burkenc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=537973957640476d99c3301fc1215b1a" target="_blank">View map of recycling centers</a></p>