Important Recycling Changes
In an attempt to manage recycling costs that have recently quadrupled, the Village of Pinehurst is making important changes to its recycling program. Below you'll find a list of both accepted and prohibited items:
To view a printable version of this list, click here.
To learn more about skyrocketing recycling costs across the nation and how Moore County is grappling with the changes, read this article by the Pilot Newspaper. Unfortunately, this is a nation-wide problem and doesn't just affect us here in Pinehurst. Some helpful resources on understanding the recycling crisis in the United States can be found below:
- How China Has Reshaped US Recycling
- How Recycling is Changing in All 50 States
- 60 Minutes Video
- USA Today - Recycling Crisis Has Come
- Recycling: The Crisis After China's 'No'
- Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not
- The Era of Easy Recycling May be Coming to an End
Moore County hopes to establish a glass-only recycling site available sometime in February. When we have that information, we will post it on our website and social media. Until then, glass must go in the trash. We have confirmed with the recycling reclamation facility used by Moore County that all glass dropped off at Moore County landfill sites is being hauled to the landfill and will not be recycled. For questions, contact the Public Services Department at 910-295-5021.