Commercial Recycling

Recycling is available to qualifying small businesses. Businesses that receive once-a-week hand collection of garbage qualify to participate in the Small Business Curbside Recycling Program.

Businesses (including churches, nonprofit organizations) that are ineligible for the city's program are: 1) those that use a Dumpster for garbage collection; 2) those located in the Central Business District receiving hand collection of garbage six days a week.

The following materials are collected:

  • newspaper
  • magazines
  • telephone books
  • junk mail/office paper
  • chipboard
  • corrugated cardboard
  • glass jars and bottles
  • all plastic bottles
  • aluminum beverage cans
  • aluminum pie tins and foil
  • aerosol cans
  • steel food and beverage cans

Refer to Preparing Materials. Recycling carts must be at the curb by 6 a.m. on collection day. Collection service is provided by a private contractor, Waste Management.


To request service, call 747-6970. For missed collections, call 72-EARTH (723-2784).


Ineligible Businesses


If your business or organization does not meet eligibility requirements, please contact a private waste hauler, such as Waste Management or Republic Services, for recycling service. Drop-off centers may be used.


Twin City Recycling provides an office paper recycling program. For more information, call (336) 705-0674.

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