Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Recycling Information

Harnett County Solid Waste encourages all citizens to participate in the many recycling opportunities available in our county.

Recyclables should always be Empty. Clean. Dry.

There are recycling bins for mixed newspaper/magazines, corrugated card board, and co-mingled items at both Harnett County landfills and all convenience centers.


Acceptable Co-Mingled Items

  • White paper
  • Green, brown, and clear glass
  • Paperboard such as cereal boxes, shoeboxes
  • Plastic Bottles #1 through #5
  • Aseptic juice boxes
  • Gabled-top paper cartons, such as milk cartons
  • Metal food cans (no food residue)
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil (no food residue)
  • Junk mail and catalogs

Non-Acceptable Co-Mingled Items

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic films such as trash bags, grocery bags, shrink wraps. Visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org to learn how to recycle these items.
  • Pizza Boxes or any other materials with food residue.

Also at the Landfill Transfer Station sites only, we have recycling bins/areas for used lead acid batteries, scrap metal/white goods, non-construction wooden pallets, used vehicle oil filters, and scrap tires.

(Effective October 1, 2009, the North Carolina General Assemby has banned all used vehicle oil filters, non-construction wooden pallets, and plastic bottles from being disposed into landfills. (GS130A-309.10(f)) Please dispose of these items into the appropriate bins/areas at our facilities.)


Recycling Information Links:

Board of Commissioners
GIS Portal
Register of Deeds Search
Employee Information