Banned From the Landfill

Some items are not allowed to be dumped at the landfills - recycle these instead!


Electronics

Televisions, computers and related computer equipment are banned from landfills in North Carolina (Session Law 2010-67, Senate Bill 887).

The electronic waste disposal ban affects:

  • Computer equipment, including 
    • CPUs, 
    • laptops, 
    • monitors, 
    • printers, 
    • printer/fax/scan devices, 
    • mice and keyboards 
  • All televisions, including
    • flat-panel televisions, 
    • projection televisions and 
    • televisions with picture tubes.

The ban affects city households with bulky item collections. These households are not to place televisions and computer equipment out for collection. The ban does not affect city garbage collections, which do not accept electronic waste.

Year-round, residents may drop off fully intact televisions and computer equipment items at no charge at 3RC The Enviro-Station at 1401 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, across from Bowman Gray Stadium.

More information about this ban can be found from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.


Plastic Bottle Landfill Ban Takes Effect

During the 2005 legislative session, the N.C. General Assembly passed House Bill 1465, banning plastic bottles from disposal in landfills effective Oct. 1, 2009.

The city’s curbside recycling program accepts all plastic bottles that have a neck smaller than the base or widest part of the bottle. Find out what is NOT accepted by curbside recycling on the Preparing Materials page.

Apartment dwellers and others without access to the curbside recycling program should place recyclables in the recycling center for their apartment complex or take them to one of these public recycling centers:

  • Hanes Mill Road Landfill, 325 Hanes Mill Road, 336-661-4900
  • Forsyth Co. Center #1, 445 Lindsay St., Kernersville (near the Public Works Dept.), 336-723-2784
  • Forsyth Co. Center #2, 6328 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown (beside Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.), 336-723-2784

Recycling plastic bottles conserves energy and resources and creates jobs; more than 14,000 people are employed in the recycling industry in North Carolina. Bottles can be recycled back into plastic bottles, or into such other products as carpet, lumber, other types of containers or even clothing.

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