Authority staff will assist the counties and towns with many aspects of their educational efforts.
- Brochure or flier design, educational displays
- Programs for schools, civic groups, elected officials, and events
- Programs for municipal staff and contracted haulers
- Assist with the educational components for new or improving programs
- And more – please ask for assistance
Waste Reduction Tips
- Purchase more durable products
- Fix items rather than dispose of them
- Purchase items in recyclable containers
- Purchase items that have no packaging or less packaging
- Reuse shopping bags
- Buy only what you need
- Purchase in bulk if the materials will be used
- Buy something used – vehicle, bike, toys, books, clothes
- Donate unwanted items in good repair
North Carolina Resources
- North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Providing science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of ALL North Carolinians.
- The Recycle Guys
Art work, lessons and more.
- NC RE3.org
A program that targets young adults.
- Recycle More NC
Learn how and why to recycle and reduce plus educational resources.
- NC DPPEA Fix It Yourself
- NC Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs
Litter and Beautification
Report littering activities.
- Adopt-A-Highway NC
Adopt a section of a highway and conduct cleanups.
- Litter Activity Book for Kids
- Keep America Beautiful
Litter prevention, beautification and recycling.
- Keep NC Beautiful
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Hazardous Waste
- Environmental Topics
- Learn the Issues (For Students)
Resources for students and teachers, science fair help, and more.
Other Program Areas
- Earth 911
For all things green – reduce, reuse, recycle with Earth 911.
- Carolina Recycling Association
Join and sign up for events.
- NC Office of Environmental Education
- Stop Junk Mail – The Direct Marketing Association
- How to Compost
Extensive directory of resources and links covering home and large-scale composting, gardens, and composting toilets.
- Earth Day Network
- Can Manufacturers Institute
- American Forest & Paper Association
- Southeastern Recycling Development Council
- Items Banned in NC Landfills
Hazardous and Medical Wastes
- NC DEQ Hazardous Waste
- Medicine Disposal
- Paint & Other Hazardous Waste
- Medical Sharps Disposal – Product Stewardship Institute
Local Recycling Markets and What They Do
These are some of the markets used by local governments and businesses, and they do not represent all available markets. Additional market information is available here:
- NC Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC)
- East Carolina Vocational Center Materials Recovery Facility
- Tidewater Fibre Corporation Materials Recovery Facility
- Butler Paper Recycling
Norfolk, Franklin & Suffolk, VA
- Materials Recovery Facility Video
How recyclables are sorted and baled at a materials recovery facility (MRF) (This is not a local facility).
- Bay Disposal & Recycling