Recyclable Items

Recyclable Items

Yadkin County has converted to single stream recycling! What does this mean? No more sorting.

To determine if items are acceptable for recycling, please review the list. If you have questions please call the Solid Waste Office at 336.849.7912 or talk with your site attendant.

Item TypeAcceptedNot Accepted
Metal: Aluminum, Bi-metal, Tin
  • Aluminum drink cans (please rinse)
  • Food cans (please rinse)
  • Clean pie pans
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Cans with material/liquid inside
Plastic #1-#7
  • All plastics with the recycling numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Plastic bags
  • Caps or lids
  • Containers with food or liquids in them
  • Styrofoam
  • Food and beverage jars that are green, clear and brown.
  • Window panes
  • Cookware dishes
  • Light bulbs
  • Clay flower pots
  • Mirrors
  • Coffee cups
Paper Products
Paper (general)
  • Newspapers (inserts okay)
  • Telephone books
  • Printer Paper
  • Construction paper
  • notebook paper
Cannot be tied or in bags

  • Magazines (not tied)
  • Catalogs

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Brown paper bags
  • Pizza boxes
  • Cardboard tubes
Boxes must be broken down and contents removed
  • Waxy coated boxes
  • Styrofoam

To assist in recycling items that are not accepted at our stations, visit NCwastetrader.