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Commercial Recycling Set For Thursdays - Brevard NC


Last updated 8/4/2014 at 10:56am

Last Thursday, commercial recycling in the City of Brevard began.

Every Thursday from now on, commercial businesses in the city have the option of having one of the large, blue 96-gallon recycle bins or a smaller bin for use.

Whether businesses take advantage of the program or not, commercial customers will be charged $4 a month for pick up.

Additional bins will cost $4 each. Republic Services, contracted by the city, will not collect blue bags.

In its budget, Brevard City Council set aside $20,000 for commercial recycling.

The program will serve more than 480 commercial customers.

The following items will be collected: aluminum and steel cans (no lids); aluminum foil and pie plates; brown paper grocery bags; catalogs, TV guides, magazines, telephone books; cereal boxes, shoe boxes, other boxes; corrugated cardboard (broken down and flat); glass bottles and jars (clear, green, or brown); mixed paper - office, construction, wrapping paper, envelopes; newspaper and newspaper inserts; paper back books, junk mail; paper egg cartons; plastic bottles, jugs, or tubs - #1 through #7 (no lids); shredded paper; soda and beer cartons; and toilet and paper towel rolls.

The following items will not be collected: antifreeze/motor oil; broken glass or windows/mirror glass; carbon, NCR, or wax paper; detergent boxes; dishes, cookware or drinking glasses; dog and cat food bags; frozen food boxes; hard back books; light bulbs; milk cartons; paint cans or aerosol cans; paper towels or tissues; pesticide bottles; pizza or juice boxes; plastic bags or plastic wrap; polystyrene foam; polystyrene foam egg cartons; and spiral bound notebooks.

To be placed on the bin or cart delivery list, email [email protected] .com or [email protected] city, or call 884-2171, ext. 21 or 29.


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