What to Recycle: Basics

The Town of Holly Springs, through GFL Environmental, provides residential curbside recycling collection.

Recyclable items should be free of food debris. (No greasy pizza boxes in your curbside bin, please.) Rinse glass, metal and plastic containers before placing them in your recycling bin.

Plastic bags are not accepted in your curbside bin. (Bags can jam sorting equipment.) However, most grocery stores have collection boxes.

Please recycle:

  • Newspapers
  • Inserts
  • Junk Mail
  • Notebook Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Computer Paper
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Up to 7 boxes, broken down and tied into a 3x3-foot bundle. To arrange payment for collection of additional boxes, call GFL at (919) 662-7100.
  • Plastic Beverage Rings
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Food Boxes (no grease)
  • Clear Glass
  • Blue Glass
  • Brown Glass
  • Green Glass
  • Metal and Bi-Metal Cans
  • Plastic Bottles, Tubs, and Jars 
  • Gable Top Cartons

Please do not recycle the following items in your curbside recycling bin:

  • Hazardous Waste / Hazardous Waste Containers
  • Needles
  • Propane Tanks
  • Motor Oil
  • Pesticide
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Wood and Yard Waste
  • Wire, Hose, Cords, Rope, Chains
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food-Contaminated Boxes and Bags
  • Antifreeze
  • Waxed Boxes