The Drive-thru Drop-Off OPEN 24/7

In order to have a safe and successful operation, Only our Employees and a few Authorized Volunteers will be permitted inside the Center, in order to keep our facility as safe as possible while practicing social distancing and following all recommended health and safety guidelines. All personnel, (employees and authorized volunteers), will be required to wear a face mask.

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

The Curbside Residential Customer 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 or see us on our Facebook page.

The Morehead Community Recycling Center appreciates your support and cooperation.

We offer many services at the MCRC, some are free and some require a small fee.

Free services include:

  • 24-hour drop off for recyclables
  • Information on buying recycled products
  • Information for local businesses and households on reducing solid waste
  • Tours of the MCRC, showing the process, environmental education and native/natural landscaping techniques
  • Presentations to middle and elementary schools. Call to make arrangements.

Services with a fee include (please, call in advance to schedule these services):

  • Shredding of documents : $15/hour, $5 minimum
  • Collection services for businesses within Morehead City limits : $10/pickup
  • Residential curbside pickup (available to all areas of Rowan County) : $10/month