Recycling & Trash - What Items Go Where List

What Goes Where?

The following is a helpful listing of items, how to dispose of them, and suggestions for items that can't simply be put in the trash or recycle carts.

This info is also downloadable here as a PDF file.


ITEM

WHERE/HOW

SUGGESTIONS

Aerosol cans (empty)

In the trash

 

Aluminum cans

Blue Cart

Rinsed - No foil or pie plates

Anti freeze

(Notes 1 & 4)

Try any garage or marina 

Appliances

(Note 2)

Donate, if still usable

Batteries (auto/boat)

(Note 1)

Also, try any garage or boat yard

Batteries (home)

(Note 5)

Lowes and other stores will accept rechargeable ones

Books

Blue Cart

Remove Hard binders

Bottles (glass or plastic)

Blue Cart

Rinsed

Brush

(Note 1)

Try mulching and composting

Cardboard

Blue Cart or County Drop-Off

 Knocked down & flattened

Catalogs & flyers

Blue Cart

 

Chemicals

(Note 4)

DO NOT DUMP OR PLACE IN TRASH

Computer Equipment

(Notes 1 & 4)

Most electronic retailers will accept

Construction debris

(Note 3)

Very small amounts OK in trash

Electronics/TVs

(Notes 1 & 4)

Most electronic retailers will accept

Fire Extinguishers

Bring to Firehouse

On Straight Road

Food waste

In the trash

Try composting

Fuel (gas, diesel, heating)

(Notes 1 & 4)

DO NOT DUMP OR PLACE IN TRASH

Furniture (Metal or non metal)

Grantsboro transfer station or hold for bulk pick-up day

 

Glass containers

Blue Cart

Rinsed – No window glass, bulbs, crystal, drinking glasses, etc.

Grass clippings

(Note 1)

Cut it and leave it or try mulching

Junk Mail

Blue Cart

Try Removal List

Leaves

(Note 1)

Try Mulching & composting

Magazines

Blue Cart

Re-use – trade with friends

Medications/Drugs

(Note 5)

Improper disposal is very harmful to our water supply. Do not dispose of in trash or toilet.    

Newsprint (any color)

Blue Cart

Includes glossies & flyers

Office paper

Blue Cart

 

Oil (cars,trucks,boats,etc)
Oil filters
Paint
Paint cans (empty)    

(Note 1)
(Note 1)
Donate
(Note 4)

Try any garage or marina
Try any garage or marina
Habitat for Humanity in Grantsboro
Empty or less then 1” OK in trash

Pesticides

(Note 4)

Try organic alternatives

Plastic bags

In the trash or to super markets

NO PLASTIC BAGS IN WITH RECYCLING, EVER!

Plastic bottles

Blue Cart

BOTTLES Only! (Rinsed)

Plastic packing “peanuts”

In the trash or shipping companies

Try Errands Plus in Oriental and Alliance

Propane tanks

Grantsboro transfer station or Note 4

Must be empty. Give to friend or neighbor to consume

Scrap metal

(Note 1)

Try junk dealers

Telephone books

Blue Cart

 

Tin cans

Blue Cart

Rinse

Tires

(Note 1)

Leave with seller of new tires

Tree stumps

(Note 1)

Contractors are responsible

TVs/Electronics

(Notes 1 & 4)

Most electronic retailers will accept

Yard debris

(Note 1)

Try composting




NOTES:

  1. Place in large dumpster outside water plant gate.  Follow all posted rules
  2. Small ones in trash (remove all batteries!), large at curbside on bulk/white goods pick-up day. Call 249-0555.
  3. Construction debris is not acceptable for collection.  Contractors must dispose of their own!
  4. Annual CRSWMA Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Bayboro.
    Call 252 633-1564.
  5. Sherriff’s office in Bayboro. No paperwork, just drop it in the container inside the door or the Pamlico Pharmacy in Grantsboro, phone 745-6337, no charge.