The City of Morganton currently provides a convenience center at Shuey Field off Golf Course Road for Morganton residents who want to recycle.
Shuey Park Recycling Center
At the Shuey Park site, residents can recycle: aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, glass, mixed paper, newsprint and plastics 1 and 2. The paper and plastic containers are emptied once a week. The glass and can container is emptied every two weeks.
Aluminum and steel cans: Generally, all beverage cans are made of aluminum.
Steel cans include soup cans and processed food cans.
Soda bottles, beer bottles, juice containers, ketchup bottles, wine and liquor bottles and various glass food containers.
Do not recycle the following glass items: mirrors, crystal, light bulbs of any kind, window glass or drinking glasses.
Mixed paper: Includes practically every other type of paper that hasn't been in contact with food or waste. (Paper food wrappers or dirty tissue or paper towels should not be recycled.)
Newsprint: Inexpensive paper made from wood pulp used chiefly for newspapers.
Plastics 1 & 2: Some plastics are easier to recycle than others. You can recycle plastics 1 and 2 at the City Recycling Convenience Center.
Generally, plastics 1 & 2 include plastic drinking bottles and milk jugs. To be sure your plastic can be recycled at the City site, look for a small recycle triangle on the bottle and check the number inside the triangle.
Residents should rinse out all containers with water and remove the lids from the glass and plastic containers before recycling the items.
Recyclables should be separated according to type and deposited into the correct container without any strings or paper or plastic bags. Paper bags can be recycled with mixed paper and plastic bags are collected for recycling at many area grocery stores. Please do not leave anything outside of the recycling trailers.
Often the City recycling stations have been used as dumping grounds for trash and non-recyclable items. Please contact the Morganton Department of Public Safety at 437-1211 if you see anyone illegally dumping trash.