Cumberland County and the municipalities encourage residents to practice simple steps to be container smart about recycling. Putting non-recyclable items in a recycling container causes contamination and raises costs. Local material recovery facilities must spend more time and money to sort out the rising levels of non-recyclables and trash. Recyclables need to be cleaner to meet new requirements for processing.
It’s important to recycle the right way and improve the quality of material collected through our program. Knowing what can and cannot go into a container is vital to maintaining Cumberland County's recycling program and aiding North Carolina’s thriving recycling industry.
Download a pdf of the Recycle Right flier.