Guidelines for Recycling at Ashe County Convenience Centers, Ashe County Landfill, and Dogget Road Recycling Center
The following materials can be placed in the recycling bins
They must be separated by type and put into the appropriate containers.
Cardboard – Corrugated cardboard only. Non-Corrugated cardboard cannot be accepted.
Newspaper – Newspaper, magazines, telephone book, hardback books (cover must be torn off)
Glass – Clear glass, brown glass, green glass, no glass from windows, baking dishes, or drinking glasses.
Plastic* – Clear plastic (no food wrap), Recycling numbers 1 through 7
Aluminum* – Aluminum cans
Steel can/metal – Coffee cans, some dog food cans, soup cans
Used Oil Filters*
*These items are banned from the landfill. Wooden pallets must be recycled at the landfill itself but all other items can be recycled at any of the convenience centers.
Food Lion, Lowe's, Walmart, and Ingles all have recycling stations within their stores. Plastic bags, paper, Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, and rechargeable batteries are easily recycled as you go shopping!
Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the #BeRecycled pledge.
I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Recycling In Ashe County
HOW DID AMERICA RECYCLES DAY BEGIN?
Also known as National Recycling Day, this day began in 1994 after 2 employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality suggested the idea to the Nation Recycling Coalition. The first America Recycles Day was officially held on November 15, 1994, and had at least 40 states taking part.
WHY IS RECYCLING IMPORTANT?
Recycling is important to ensuring our planet remains healthy. There are many great reasons and benefits to recycling which include:
REDUCES LANDFILLED WASTE
Conserves natural resources such as oceans and forests
Helps lessen the burning of fossil fuels which can decrease the emission of greenhouse gas
WHAT CAN BE DONE ON AMERICA RECYCLES DAY – AND EVERY DAY – TO REDUCE WASTE?
It all starts with having fewer things. Before you shop, think about whether you really need that item. If you do need the item, then you can determine if it is a “green” product. Is it eco-friendly, has it passed standards for energy savings, and is it something that is built to last?