Acceptable Materials

In 2017, Rowan County began its Recycle All Together program, which allows residents the opportunity to recycle items made of plastic, paper, and metal all together.  Additionally, the following items are accepted at Rowan County convenience site locations:

  • corrugated cardboard
  • glass bottles & jars (all colors)
  • electronics
  • motor oil, antifreeze, filters, etc.*
  • automotive and rechargeable batteries
  • white goods (washers, dryers, etc.)
  • scrap metal
  • tires (5 per household per year)**
*Motor oil etc. accepted at Campbell, Julian, and Goodnight sites only
** Tires accepted at Landfill Facility only.

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Recycle All Together Flyer

Acceptable Items for Recycling

Recyclable
Accepted Item
Not Accepted
To Prepare, Please…
Aluminum Cans
Beverage cans only
No durable or heavy aluminum items
Rinse.
Auto Batteries
Car and Truck only
No household batteries
Put in appropriate container.
Rechargeable Batteries
Camcorder, Laptop, etc.
No household batteries, sizes AAA to D
Please dispose in appropriate containers.
Electronics
Most Any device
Mercury containing
Recommend Destroying or Removing Hard-Drive.
Televisions
All types

Accepted at Rowan County Recycling Processing Center only.
Glass Bottles/Jars
All colorations
No ceramics, window glass, pyrex, drinking glass, or mirrors
Rinse and discard lids.
Large Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, and other scrap metal
No barrels, drums, or any tanks. No televisions or microwaves
Please place in the scrap metal area only.
Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags
Three part cardboard and clean brown paper bags
No pizza boxes or waxy coated cardboard. No paperboard (food) boxes
Flatten all boxes and remove all Styrofoam and other shipping materials.
Mixed Paper
Paperboard (food) boxes, junk mail, colored paper, phone books, soft back books
No corrugated cardboard or newspaper. No pizza boxes or other papers contaminated with food
Separate from other types of paper.
Newspaper
Includes inserts
No corrugated cardboard or other mixed papers. Please remove string and plastic bags
Separate from other types of paper.
Motor Oil and other fluids
Motor oil, gear Oil, Automotive Coolant
No solvents, gas, paint thinner or other hazardous substances
Please dispose in appropriate containers.
Used Oil Filters


Accepted at Julian Road and Goodnight Road locations.
#1-#7 Plastic Bottles
Must be a bottle- Neck must be smaller than the base.
No bottles that contain motor oil or other hazardous material. Nothing other than bottles. (Tubs, peanut butter jars, ect.)
Rinse and discard all lids.
Fire extinguishers


Accepted at Julian Road site only
Propane Tanks and helium tanks


Accepted at Julian Road site only
Steel Cans
Food cans only
No aluminum cans or pet food cans
Rinse
Clothing, Home Textiles
Any gently used clothing and home textiles- curtains, sheets, towels, etc.
Must be free of heavy dirt and moisture
Bag separately from other recyclables and place in appropriate containers.
Books


Place in mixed paper
Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids
Any used glasses and hearing aids

Usable condition please
Tires
Tires No Rims Please

No more than 5 per visit. Only accepted at the Rowan County Landfill.