The Public Services Department works to provide residents with an effective recycling program. Recyclable materials are collected curbside once a week.
All recycling can be co-mingled and then is sorted at the recycling plant. Materials should be placed loose in the Village provided cart and placed by the curb no later than 7:00am the day of collection.
There are, however, materials the Village does not accept, even though they may be recyclable. Please see the information below to determine what items the Village collects and which items are accepted by other entities (Partners in Recycling).
Recycling 101 Series
For information about recycling glass, click here.
The following electronics are accepted at all Moore County's compactor sites between 7:00am and 7:00pm Monday-Saturday:
- PCs, Hard Drives, Laptops, Mice
- Scanners & Printers
- GPS Devices
- Cell phones & PDAs
- Video Games
- Telephone Systems
- iPods & MP3 players
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Network Equipment
- Ink & Toner Cartridges
Recycling Challenges and Changes
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
Partners in Recycling
Recyclable materials disposed of by Partners in Recycling:
Household Hazardous Waste Information