Recycling

Recycling Bin

When is recycling picked up?

Every other Wednesday, town-wide. December 6, 2023 was the start date. The 2024 schedule can be found here or linked at the bottom of the page. The accepted recyclables flyer can be found here

How can I get a recycling bin?

If you do not currently have a blue recycling bin, please fill out the form here. For additional questions, call Public Works at (252) 482-4111.

The following items can be recycled:

  • #1 & #2 Plastic bottles/jugs - rinsed 
  • Steel, tin & aluminum cans - rinsed 
  • Paper/newspaper 
  • Cardboard boxes - flattened 
  • Food & beverage cartons - rinsed 

The following items are not able to be recycled and should be placed in the garbage: 

  • GLASS 
  • STYROFOAM
  • PLASTIC BAGS 
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries 
  • Books
  • Cardboard that is covered in food or grease (think pizza boxes) 
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing and textiles 
  • Disposable cups 
  • Diapers 
  • Electronics 
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Hoses
  • Medical waste 
  • Motor oil 
  • Paint cans 
  • Scrap metal/wood 
  • Shredded paper 
  • Tires 
  • Toys 
  • Wood products 
  • Yard waste 

What happens if I mistakenly use a blue recycling bin for trash?

If your blue recycling bin is used for trash instead of recycling, it will not be collected. The same goes if you put incorrect recyclables into the recycling bin. If you continue to use your recycling bin for trash, it will be confiscated by Public Works. 

I live out in the county, can I still participate?

At this time, curbside recycling will only be available to Town of Edenton residents and businesses who receive regular garbage bin pickup. County convenience center sites do accept recyclables.

Who should I contact for more information or if I have questions about the curbside recycling program?

For more information or any questions about the curbside recycling program, please contact the Public Works Department at (252) 482-4111 or the Public Information Office at (252) 482-2155 ext. 535. They will be able to assist you with any inquiries you may have.