These materials are no longer allowed in your household garbage container. Beginning with Senate Bill 111 in 1989 and in subsequent legislation, the North Carolina General Assembly has established disposal bans on a wide range of materials.
New disposal bans will come into effect October 1, 2009 on used oil filters, plastic bottles and wooden pallets. Click on the links below to learn more about how to comply with the October disposal bans and about some of the other materials banned under North Carolina General Statute 130A-309.10(f).
To reduce waste going to the landfills, the state has issue a ban on the following materials from landfills.
one and five gallon buckets
milk and soda crates
laundry detergent bottles, milk jugs, water, soda or juice bottles classified as PET or HDPE plastics (#1 or No. 2)
Rigid plastic containers are defined as bottles that have a neck smaller than its body:
pet carriers and litter boxes
cleaned empty garbage cans (any size)
rinsed plastic drums (any size)
plastic pallets, nursery trays and flower pots
plastic five gallon water bottles
plastic outdoor toys (sandboxes, slides, play kitchens)
These rigid plastic containers are accepted at the Drop Port Sites and the main Recycling Center on Mebane Bridge Road.
There are also state bans on the following: Motor Vehicle Oil Filters and Oyster Shells.
The city now provides an oil filter recycling unit at the Recycling Center on Mebane Bridge Road for oil filters. Residents will be able to bring their recycled oil filters there for processing. Oil filters must be free of oil.