What We Recycle

The Drive-thru Drop-Off facility is OPEN 24/7

Inside Operation:

M-F > 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat. > 9:30am – 1:30pm

Sun. > Closed

In order to have a safe and successful operation, Only our Employees and Authorized Volunteers will be permitted inside the Center, in order to keep our facility as safe as possible.

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

Curbside 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 Facebook page. The Morehead Community Recycling Center appreciates your support and cooperation.

“Recycle today….. for a better tomorrow!” Posted by Gardner May

We currently accept paper, cardboard, cans, plastic and E-scrap including the following:

  • Cardboard and ‘paperboard’
  • Packaging Folders
  • Plastic #1 & #2
    We only can collect #1 and #2, which includes milk jugs, soda bottles, detergent & shampoo bottles, and water bottles. We just ask that you PLEASE clean them out before dropping them off. Lid removal is optional.
  • Grocery Bags and Clear shrink wrap
    Please put only shrink wrap with NO ink or color – our market is only for clear. – No bread wrappers, carrot bags, zip lock bags etc.
  • E-scrap
    Electronic scrap is considered to be computers, , fax machines, phones, microwave ovens, cell phones and printers.
  • Paper
    Newspaper, soft and hard back books, magazines, office and school paper, mixed paper, and shredded paper, and junk mail are accepted. (Please put napkins, paper towels, tissues, etc. in the trash!)
  • Metal
    We take Steel (tin) cans, Aluminum cans, and foil. Again, PLEASE clean the cans out before you bring them to us.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept these items for various reasons:

  • No CRT TVs…
    We must stop accepting televisions – the market is too expensive for us to continue. We are working on alternatives, but for now, please don’t bring them to the Center.
  • No Glass…
    The markets for glass are also cost-prohibitive: transportation costs are more than the value of the glass. So it is with regret that we must stop accepting glass at this time.
  • No Books; this includes all soft and hard back books
  • No Paint
  • No Tires
  • No toner machines as of June 1, 2021
  • No Blu-ray discs, DVD’s, CD’s, floppy disks, video tapes.
  • No Ink or toner cartridges.
  • No Batteries
  • No Plastic Baggies: Grocery, sandwich baggies, Bread sacks, zip lock bags etc.
  • No Household Waste
  • No Furniture:
  • No Bubble Wrap
  • No Styrofoam packing materials
  • No Paper Tissue, toilet paper, paper towels, and/or napkins (these all need to go into the trash).

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.