Solid Waste & Recycling

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SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING


Refuse Locations

All Sites are open 64 hours per week on the following schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
7 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday
2 PM – 6 PM
Sunday
1 PM – 6 PM


Carteret County operates the 12 Convenience Sites shown above to collect Solid Waste from the residents living in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as collect recyclable materials from all citizens. There is no on site charge to residents for the services offered at the convenience sites. If you are delivering solid waste directly to the Newport Transfer Station or the Regional Landfill at Tuscarora, their rates can be found at the following website:http://coastalenvironmentalpartnership.com

Carteret County Recycle Program Information

DEFINITIONS of waste collected at Convenience Sites around the county.
Batteries Lead-Acid automobile batteries are accepted at the county sites.

C&D Waste
Solid Waste resulting solely from remodeling, repair or demolition by a resident on residential housing in quantities normally associated with residential housing maintenance. This is expected to be no more than a small pickup load, a 2 CY quantity – Large truckloads will be directed to CRSWMA facilities at Hibbs Road.

Household Bulky Items
These items also referred to as "bulk material” include household furniture, mattresses, and bedding.

Mixed Recyclables
Cardboard, newspapers, glass (brown, green, and clear), aluminum and bi-metal beverage & food cans, and plastic beverage containers (HDPE & PET).

MSW
Any solid waste, garbage and refuse as defined in the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Carteret County, resulting from the operation of a residential establishment that would normally be collected, processed, and disposed of through a public or private solid waste management service. 

Waste Oil
This waste is used motor oil resulting from the maintenance of household engines such as automobiles, trucks, boats and lawn & garden equipment.

White Goods
These items include inoperative or discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, or other similar domestic appliance.

Yard Waste
This is solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter such as leaves, pine straw, pinecones, grass trimmings, and small limbs in quantities normally associated with residential yard maintenance.

Unauthorized Waste
The County will not accept or transport any hazardous waste as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or any other waste that would not be acceptable for disposal at the Coastal Regional Solid Waste Authority (CRSWMA) Facilities.

The County will not accept Commercial Waste. The convenience sites are for Residential Waste.

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Site
Telephone Manned MSW HseHld-Bulk-Items Recyclable-Items Oil-Collection White-Goods Battery Tire Yard-Waste C-D-Service
Cedar Island
Atlantic 252-723-8264
Davis 252-723-8265
Otway 252-723-8266
Hwy 101 252-723-8280
South River 252-723-8275
Mill Creek 252-241-5246
Vashti Drive 252-723-8276
Tom Mann Road 252-723-8037
Hibbs Road 252-723-8075
Ocean Hwy 24 252-670-6402
Fire Tower Rd Hwy 58 252-723-8258

*Oil Collections includes the used oil filters


Recycle Information

The following list offers some options for recycling materials in Carteret County. Any business listed is not endorsed by Carteret County, but is strictly provided as an informational service. For information about Convenience Sites and the items they recycle, see the above list.

Aluminum cans - Recycle at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Aluminum Scrap and Siding 
Residents and businesses can bring aluminum scrap and siding along with other metals for cash (payment by the pound) to J & E Salvage; 2012 Blue Creek Road; Jacksonville, NC (910-347-5865). Painted metal, Copper, Radiators, Brass, Alternators, Transmissions and Ammo Boxes are just a few of the items they will purchase.

Antifreeze 
Residents can recycle used antifreeze during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day each year. Check under Hazardous Waste for time and place. Disposing of used antifreeze and other automotive fluids (used motor oil, transmission and brake fluids) in storm drains (sewers) or drainage ditches is harmful to our waterways. Antifreeze, particularly the ethylene glycol type, when poured out or spilled on the ground can be highly toxic to animals and its sweet taste attracts them. Spent antifreeze may also contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and benzene.

Appliances 
Small household appliances in WORKING condition can be brought to area thrift shops:

• Beaufort Historical Association Thrift Shop (252) 728-4055
• Caroline’s Collectibles (252) 726-2336
• Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Store (252) 223-4493
• PAWS Thrift Shop (252) 247-3341
• St. Andrews’ Episcopal Thrift Shop (252) 726-4747
(252) 726-7516
• St. James United Methodist Church Thrift Shop (252) 223-3186
• Second Blessing Thrift Store (252) 726-7921
• The Hem of His Garment (910) 326-1811
• The Salvation Army (252) 726-2100

Large appliances, such as washing machines and refrigerators can be taken to the County Solid Waste Convenience Sites that receive White Goods for recycling. Second Blessing Thrift Store and The Salvation Army will also take larger appliances in WORKING condition.

Asphalt 
Old asphalt, mostly free of contamination with NO rebar, can be brought to an asphalt company for re-batching/recycling. Contact the following company:

• S. T. Wooten (252) 637-4294
245 Parker Road Free of Charge
New Bern, NC 
*Contact first to make sure they have room

Visit the Directory of Markets for Recyclable Materials, provided by the NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental at www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a list of asphalt recyclers.

Ballasts 
Fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) ballasts contain a small capacitor that may contain PCB's or DEPH. Residents can bring ballasts to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, check under Hazardous Waste.

Businesses that wish to properly dispose of fluorescent and HID ballasts should visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials, provided by the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance at www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx, for a list of companies that manage ballasts.

For more information on regulations regarding fluorescent and HID disposal, contact Anne Preston (919-508-8599) of the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Section.

Bar and Restaurant Recycling – go to http://www.landofsky.org. This is a site for bar and restaurant owners, managers and employees who want to establish and operate successful recycling programs. ,

Batteries 
County residents can bring lead-acid batteries to County Solid Waste Convenience Sites that receive batteries for recycling.

Best Buy (726-8238) and Staples (726-2666) in Morehead City provides a recycle bin for household batteries. For a list of other companies that manage Household, Lithium, Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and Zinc Carbon batteries see the website www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx.

Books 
Soft cover books can be recycled with Mixed Paper at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites. Hard cover books must have the covers removed, and then the interior pages can be recycled with Mixed Paper.

Reusable books in good condition can be brought to any of the following:

• Some used books in good condition may be sold or donated to used book dealers like The Book Shop, Morehead City (240-1163) and many of the Thrift Shops listed under Appliances.

Building Materials
Building Materials or Construction & Demolition debris can be taken to the Newport Transfer Station off of Hibbs Road. There is a tipping fee. The location and schedule are as follows:
Newport Transfer Station
Coastal Environmental Partnership
800 Hibbs Rd., Newport, NC
252-223-3321
Open M-F 7:00AM-4:30PM
Open Sat. 7:00AM-12:00PM
Closed Sun.

• Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Resale Store (252) 223-4493
205 Carl Garner Road
Newport, NC 28570

Accepts usable building materials and offers deconstruction services. For deconstruction services contact: Diane Schools @ (252) 354-2916

Pickup service may be available depending on quantity and quality of materials.

Small quantities of residential demolition waste "C&D” will be accepted at convenience sites in Otway, Hibbs Road and Highway 58. See the definition of C&D Waste noted above.

Carpet/Carpet Pads
Good, clean carpet will be accepted at:

• Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Resale Store (252) 223-4493
205 Carl Garner Road
Newport, NC 28570

Cartridges 
Best Buy, Staples and Walmart in Morehead City have a Recycle Bin for toner cartridges for Copiers, Faxes, Lasers, Printer Ribbons and Ink Jet Cartridges.

Ceiling Tiles 
• Armstrong World Industries (888) CEILINGS (888-234-5464)
http://www.armstrong.com 
Lancaster, PA

Armstrong World Industries recycles ceiling tiles for free. The company will pay the cost of shipping the old ceiling tiles to its plant. Neither the old nor the new replacement ceilings need to be Armstrong products to qualify for the program. They prefer half full to full truckloads, and material should be neatly palletized.

Cell Phones 
Staples in Morehead City (726-2666) has a recycle bin for used cell phones. Other companies to contact are:

• Charitable Recycling International
794-A Industrial Court
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
www.Charitablerecycling.com email: jsullivan@twsmail1.com
Accepts any type of used cell phone, regardless of age or condition and makes a donation payment for each phone donated to the charity of your choice. Please send batteries, chargers and manuals also, if available. 
• Motorola's "Call to Protect" program assists victims of domestic violence by providing them with used cell phones. 
www.wirelessfoundation.org/CalltoProtect/index.cfm
• Verizon
4950 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 808-0372
•US Cellular
(252) 247-7062 

Chemicals 
Residents should bring Household Chemicals to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, check under Hazardous Waste.

Businesses should contact the following hazardous waste management companies, or visit www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a more extensive list. Carteret County is not endorsing these companies. We are providing their names strictly as an informational service.

• Safety-Kleen Corporation www.safety-kleen.com
208 Watlington Industrial Drive
Reidsville, NC 27320
(800) 334-5953 (910) 342-6106

Clothing 
Most Thrift shops accepts clothing, check the Yellow Pages or contact the following:

• Beaufort Historical Association Thrift Shop (252) 728-4055
• Caroline’s Collectibles (252) 726-2336
• PAWS Thrift Shop (252) 247-3341 
• St. Andrews’ Episcopal Thrift Shop (252) 726-4747 or (252) 726-7516 
• St. James United Methodist Church Thrift Shop (252) 223-3186 
• Second Blessing Thrift Store (252) 726-7921 
• The Hem of His Garment (910) 326-1811
• The Salvation Army (252) 726-2100

Coat Hangers - Most dry-cleaners accept wire coat hangers for recycling or reuse. Check the Yellow Pages for a list of "Cleaners”.

Compact Disks 
Remember that reuse is the most effective form of recycling. Many music stores will purchase used CDs (i.e. On Cue Musicbooks & More (252) 222-0704)). Check with your favorite music store or the Yellow Pages.

CDs are made of polycarbonate, a high-quality plastic, with a metal coating. CDs can be recycled, but only a small fraction is actually usable. There is little concern about putting them in landfills because they aren't considered hazardous - but the material takes about 450 years to break down. It is estimated as many as 30 million CDs are tossed in the garbage each month.

Recycled polycarbonate is often used in appliances and cars. The following companies recycle CDs:

• GreenDisk 
www.greendisk.com
2200 Burlington
Columbia, MO, 65202
(800) 305-3475 There is a 10-cent charge per pound to cover labor costs ($5.00 minimum). 
• MRC Polymers. 
www.mrcpolymers.com
3307 South Lawndale Ave
Chicago, IL, 60623
No charge.
• America Online 
You can return unwanted AOL CDs to the company, which recycles them. 
Attn: Mail Room 
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, VA, 20166 

Computer Disks - Remember that reuse is the most effective method of recycling.

• Floppies For Kiddies
www.usacitylink.com/citylink/disks/
Will distribute unwanted disks to needy groups or you can ask for the disks for your own group.
• GreenDisk 
www.greendisk.com
2200 Burlington,
Columbia, MO, 65202
(800) 305-3475
There is a 10-cent charge per pound to cover labor costs ($5.00 minimum).

Computer Equipment 
County residents should contact area computer dealers. Most area computer dealers will accept donated computers that are less than five (5) years old. Check "Computer Dealers” listed in the Yellow Pages.

Other options for Donation/Recycling:

• International Relief Friendship Foundation (919) 782-4222 (919) 782-1954 www.irff.org valerie@irff.com Accepts working computers for re-use in Cameroon, Africa

• Teaming for Technology (919) 460-8687
1100 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 112 
Morrisville, NC
Accepts Pentium I or better and any Macintosh products, working monitors, working laser printers, and peripherals. The computers are fixed up and given to non-profit agencies in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake Counties. Teaming for Technology is a division of the Triangle United Way. Visit http://www.rtpnet.org/recycle/wanted.shtml for equipment specifications.

• Some computer manufacturers offer take-back programs. 
Contact the following manufacturers for more information about fees and services.
Compaq - (800) 580-7370
Dell - (800) 955-3355 x 36634
Gateway - (800) 779-2000 
IBM -(888)746-7426 
Micron - (877) 894 – 5694

Corrugated Cardboard - Recycle at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT can be recycled at the Hibbs Road Solid Waste Convenience Site.

Desktop Computers

Laptops

Mainframes

Fax Machines & Copiers

Scanners

MP3 Players

Printers & Ink Cartridges

Keyboard & Mouse

Modems

Telephones & Cell Phones

Camcorders & Cameras

Hard-Drives

Small Home Appliances

VCR & DVD Players

Radios

Music Systems & Speakers

Gaming Consoles

Microwaves

Cables and Cords

Televisions

CRT Monitors

 

The following items will be accepted during normal hours of operation 7 days per week.
 
Eyeglasses 
See Yellow Pages under "Opticians". The Lions Club has boxes in most optician offices plus Walmart.

Fire Extinguishers 
Households may bring fire extinguishers to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Check under Hazardous Waste.

Businesses should consider purchasing rechargeable and serviceable fire extinguishers instead of cheaper "disposable" fire extinguishers. While a fire extinguisher that is rechargeable costs more in the beginning, over time a quality rechargeable fire extinguisher with a metal head will likely save you money.

Fluorescent Bulbs 
These lights may contain mercury, a hazardous material. Residents can bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, check under Hazardous Waste. Do not break fluorescent tubes.

Businesses and institutions are required by law to recycle fluorescent lamps if they produce more than a certain amount per year. For a list of companies that manage fluorescent lights and other mercury containing items, visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials, provided by the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance at www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx.

There are mercury-free fluorescent lamps now available through Phillips and other manufacturers.
Furniture 
Reusable furniture in good condition can be donated to some Thrift stores or to:

• Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Resale Store (252) 223-4493
5898 Hwy 70
Newport, NC 28570

FIX IT YOURSELF instead of throwing it away; go to the following links:

http://www.fixitclub.com/ A great site telling you how to fix many things.

Here are some links to help you keep your belongings out of the landfill and your money in your pocket.

Damaged furniture can be brought to County Solid Waste Convenience Sites that take Household Bulk.

Glass – Bring to recycle containers at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Where: Carteret County Health Department
located at 3820 Bridges Street in Morehead City
When: on September 24, 2016
Please contact Bobby Waters at 252-633-1564 for the hours.
Go to http://www.coastalenvironmentalpartnership.com

Once a year the NC Cooperative Extension Service and the Coastal Environmental Partnership sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Carteret County. They accept: latex and oil paints, used motor oil, lawn and garden fertilizer and pesticides, farm pesticides, gasoline, drain openers, paint thinners, cooking oil, anti-freeze and batteries.

Electronic Waste such as computers, CRT's, printers, televisions, used cell phones and other electronic waste for recycling from HOUSEHOLDS ONLY will be collected seven days per week at the County Solid Waste Site located at 800 Hibbs Road. See hours at beginning of this page.

Junk Mail

Junk Mail can be recycled with mixed paper at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites. To stop residential junk mail, return the unwanted mail to sender in their postage-paid or return mail envelope along with a note asking to be removed from their list. Call unwanted catalog and credit card companies and ask to be removed from their list. You can also write to:

• Mail Preference Service/Telephone Preference Service Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 282
Carmel, NY 10515
(Request that your name not be put on any new mailing lists, there is a charge)
www.stopthejunkmail.com 
• ADVO - System, Inc.
Director of List Maintenance
239 West Service Road
Hartford, CT 06120-1280
(Request to be removed from current mailing lists)

Visit www.p2pays.org/main/junk_mail_optout.asp for more information and to download Junk Mail Terminator Postcards, or "opt-out" on-line at http://opt-out.cdt.org/submit.shtml. Click the "secure server" link for on-line forms or "insecure server" for forms that can be printed and then filled out.

Businesses can visit http://dnr.metrokc.gov/swd/nwpc/bizjunkmail.htm for junk mail reduction assistance.

Land Clearing Debris
Visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Material, provided by the NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a list of land clearing debris collectors.

Lawn Mower Disposal
The following businesses will recycle lawn mower eqipment:

B & B Outdoor Power
5871 Hwy 70 East
Newport
223-5060

Mr. Hildred Conway
107 Conway Road
Beaufort
728-2560

Newport Scrap Metals
Highway 70
Newport
223-3656

Magazines
Recycle glossy magazines at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Check with your physician's office, health clubs, and local elementary schools to see if they can reuse your magazines.

Metal/Scrap Metal 
Residents and businesses can bring scrap metal for cash (payment by the pound) to J & E Salvage; 2012 Blue Creek Road; Jacksonville, NC (910-347-5865). Painted metal. Copper, Radiators, Brass, Alternators, Transmissions and Ammo Boxes are just a few of the items they will purchase.

Mercury Containing Materials 
Common household items such as fluorescent bulbs, thermostats and thermometers can contain mercury. Residents should bring these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, check Hazardous Waste for time and place.

Businesses that wish to properly dispose of materials containing mercury should visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials, provided by the Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, at www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx, for a list of companies.

Businesses and other organizations can call Anne Preston (919-733-0692 ext. 230) of the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Section for more information on regulations regarding materials containing mercury.

Mixed Paper 
Mixed Paper, such as junk mail (envelopes included), office paper, notebooks (bindings removed), cereal boxes (liner removed), 6 and 12-pack boxes and other paper packaging (without waxy or plastic coating) can be recycled at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Mobile Homes

• Sky's Demolition
Hubert "Sky" Robinson
372 Star Church Road
Marshallberg, NC
(252) 241-9725

Motor Oil - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Newspaper - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

• Carteret County News-Times has a recycle bin at 4034 Arendell Street in Morehead City.

Oil/Motor Oil - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

• Chadwick Tire Co, 688 Highway 70 East in Otway (252) 728-6960 accepts used motor oil, transmission and brake fluids which they recycle to heat their buildings.

• Contaminated or mixed oil contact: Noble Oil Co. (800) 662-5364

Call the Stormwater Hotline (560-SWIM) to report water polluters dumping into storm drains.

Packaging 
Styrofoam Packing Peanuts, styrofoam flat sheets and bubble wrap accepted for reuse:
• UPS Stores 
4915 Arendell
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-4433
• UPS Stores
722 Cedar Point Blvd
Cedar Point, NC
(252) 393-8209

Paper packaging that is non-metallic and not coated with wax or plastic can be recycled with mixed paper at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites see list above..

Paint 
Reduce - Remember to buy less toxic and non-aerosol paint. Paints can contain chemicals such as solvents and metals that can damage the environment, especially our water supplies, and endanger human health if not disposed of properly. Purchasing latex paint is best and some stores even sell recycled paint.

Residents can bring both latex and oil based paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.
If you have only a small amount of latex paint to dispose of you can safely dry the paint out at home by removing the lid and allowing the contents to aerate. Accelerate the drying process by stirring kitty litter or sand into the open can of paint. Once latex paint is thoroughly dried, residents can dispose of the cans, with the lids removed, in the regular trash.

Paper - Recycle at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Pesticides 
Reduce the amount of hazardous waste you use and try buying less toxic products. Contact the NC Cooperative Extension Service (252) 222-6352 to find out how to get rid of pests while keeping your environment clean. Household insecticides and pesticides are accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, check under Hazardous Waste.

Phone Books Recycle with Newspaper at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Plastic Bags 
Minimize plastic bags use by bringing a string or canvas bag with you when you shop. Reuse all bags. Please recycle plastic grocery bags and plastic newspaper bags at your grocery store.
Some fruit and vegetable stands will take them for reuse.

Plastic Containers - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Scrap Metal – see Metal

Shoes 
Athletic - Nike's Reuse A Shoe Program recycles shoes into playgrounds, running tracks and basketball courts. Ship old and defective athletic shoes (not just Nikes) to: 
• Nike Recycling Center (800) 352-NIKE
c/o Reuse A Shoe
26755 SW 95th St.
Wilsonville, OR 97070 
• Miscellaneous Pairs - Donate to local organizations (see Clothing).

Steel Cans - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Syringes 
There is no local program for recycling used syringes. Dispose of syringes in a secure plastic container such as a plastic peanut butter jar or laundry detergent bottle with lid screwed on tightly and place in the regular trash.

Telephone Books - Recycle with mixed recyclables at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Televisions
Best Buy in Morehead City will accept televisions for recycling. Check at the kiosk as you enter the store.

Tires - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

White Goods - Recycle at many County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.

Yard Waste - Recycle at some County Solid Waste Convenience Sites.