What can I recycle?

The Town provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection. Please place items directly into your blue recycle cart. DO NOT place recycle material in a plastic bag of any kind and make sure the cart is placed curbside the night before your assigned day to ensure pickup. The Town of Fuquay-Varina will not empty blue recycling bins if materials are placed in a plastic bag of any kind or contain non-recyclable material. 

Only the following items should be placed in the recycle cart:  metal cans, flattened cardboard, plastics (water, soda, juice & cleaning bottles and plastic jugs) glass bottles, cartons and paper.  If you are unsure an item belongs in the recycle cart, please place it in the garbage cart.  When non-recyclables contaminate the recycling load, it has the potential to turn the entire load into trash which increases the cost to process the load.  Ultimately, this can mean higher costs to our customers.  That's why we say, "when in doubt, throw it out."


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1. What can I recycle?
2. What day is my recycling collected?
3. Why didn’t my recycling bin get emptied?
4. What day is my garbage collection?
5. What items are not collected in a regular garbage container by the town?
6. How will the holiday affect my garbage collection?
7. What’s the difference between yard debris service and loose leaf service?
8. How do I dispose of large items?
9. Does the town pick-up appliances?
10. How do I dispose of electronics?
11. How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?