Plastic Bags Can Shut Down an Entire Recycling PlantNo Recycling Plastic Bags

Please do not put plastic bags in your recycling cart! Throw everything in loose - bottles, can, paper - as long as it's dry and fairly clean - it can all be sorted at the plant. But plastic grocery bags can clog the sorting machines, so keep out plastic bags!


Interested in recycling electronics? There are more options in our area than you think. By law, you are not allowed to throw electronics in the garbage; drop them off free to Johnston County convenience sites, instead!)

All-Star Garbage and Recycling CartsWhat Can I Recycle?

  • All paper (except carbon paper)
  • Cardboard (broken down, please)
  • Milk jugs
  • Juice cartons
  • Plastic bottles
  • Detergent bottles
  • Yogurt/ butter tubs
  • Aluminum cans
  • Soup cans
  • Phone books and paperback books
  • All glass

What Can Not Be Recycled?

  • Plastic bags (grocery bags, trash bags, bread bags)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Styrofoam (cups or egg cartons)
  • Drink cups (like red SOLO cups)
  • Cellophane
  • Bubble wrap
  • Peanut packaging
  • Sticky tape
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Food
  • Hard bound books (because of glue in the binder)
  • Meat trays
  • Oiled pizza boxes
  • Rubber garden hoses
  • Anything with food on it
  • Any electronics like TVs or computers (drop them off free to Johnston County convenience sites)