RecyclingRecycling<span style="font-size:13px;"></span> <h2>The below items are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Station:</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><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:20%;">​Mercury Containing Items</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1">​Flourescent lamps and thermostats -- <em><strong>tell the site attendant which items contain mercury</strong></em></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-2"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-2" rowspan="1" style="width:20%;">​Mattresses/box springs</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-2" rowspan="1">​individual sets only, no truckloads</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><p> <br>When in doubt, ask an assistant.</p><p>Burke County currently does not accept vehicles and other items such as boats, RVs, Golf Carts, Riding Lawn Mowers, ATVs, Tractors, etc but these resources should be helpful for those types of items:</p><p style="text-align:center;">Veteran Car Donations - <a href="https://www.veterancardonations.org/">https://www.veterancardonations.org/</a></p><p style="text-align:center;">Breast Cancer Car Donations - <a href="https://www.cardonations4cancer.org/">https://www.cardonations4cancer.org/</a></p><p><br> </p><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>