The Drive-thru Drop-Off OPEN 24/7

Inside Operation: Only Employees and Authorized Volunteers will be permitted inside the Recycling Center. For a safety precaution, due to having various types of machinery and equipment operating as well as trucks and fork lifts moving in and around our shop. This practice will allow for us to have a safe and successful operation moving forward.

We ask if a customer needs assistance, then please call 784-1250 or knock on our door.

Curbside Residential Customers please continue to sort your recyclables, this lessens the amount of times our employees must handle the items and ensures a safer working environment.

For shredding needs and more information, call 784-1250, visit our webpage at moreheadrecycling.org or see us on our Facebook page.

The Morehead Community Recycling Center appreciates your support and cooperation.

Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located off the US 60 Bypass near the City Park.  Go over the bridge, turn right onto Triplett Street; we are on the right.

Q: What are the hours of the MCRC?
A: The MCRC is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Q: Can we drop off recyclables anytime in the drive through?
A: You sure can, the drive through is accessible 24/7.

Q: How can I purchase recycled materials?
A: Good question. Look for products with post-consumer recycled content. Also the Green Seal and Scientific Certification Systems are two organizations you can refer to for recycled materials.

Q: How do I identify plastic recyclables?
A: There is a number inside the recycling triangle on the bottom of the bottle, numbers 1 – 7, which stand for different types of plastic.  Sometimes a letter abbreviation is below the number symbol.  #1 can be PET or PETE; #2 is HDPE.  #3 through #7 are types of plastic that we do not have a market for, unfortunately in this area, they are trash.

Q: Do you just accept plastic bottles, or a variety?
A: We collect most soda bottles, steel and aluminum cans, detergent bottles, water bottles and other plastic containers #1 and #2. We just ask that you clean them out before dropping them off. We also accept grocery bags and clear shrink wrap.

Q: Do you accept glass?
A: Unfortunately we no longer can accept glass.

Q: What exactly do you accept?
A: Here at the MCRC we currently accept cardboard, #1 & 2 plastic, paper,  E-scrap, aluminum & steel cans and copper.

Q: What is E-scrap exactly?
A: The ‘E’ stands for electronic.  We accept computers, printers, monitors, keyboards and any other computer peripherals and accessories, laptops, fax machines, phones, cell phones, electronic games, VCRs, & DVD players.

Q: Do you accept TVs?                                                                                             

A: No, we can no longer afford to.

Q: When I bring in my computer for E-scrap, is the storage wiped?
A: We do not have the equipment to do that on our site.

Q: What kind of printer cartridges do you accept?
A: As for now, we can no longer accept ink and toner cartridges.

Q: What kind of batteries do you accept?
A: Unfortunately, we can no longer accept batteries.

Q: How specific are you with the paper?
A: The MCRC accepts newspaper, soft and hard back books, magazines, mixed paper (office/school paper, junk mail, etc.) and shredded paper. They each have separate bins.  We do not accept towels, napkins, tissues, toilet paper, etc., especially used!

Q: How do I deliver my shredded paper?
A: We just ask that you put the shredded paper in a bag and tie it off.

Q: Do you accept microwave ovens?   

A: Yes, we do.