City of Greenville, NC

Greenville Recycles Logo - 250 x 75Recycling in the City of Greenville

The Sanitation Division collects recycling once per week on your scheduled service day with a maximum of three (3) containers of your choice, not to exceed thirty-two (32) gallons each with tight fitting lids and handles.   A City recycling decal must be placed on each container.  These decals can be obtained from the Public Works Department at 1500 Beatty Street or by calling 252.329.4522 to have a decal mailed to you.  Residents with curbside service must bring their recycling containers to the curbside by 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled service day.

Also, there are recycling drop off sites available at the Public Works Department located at 1500 Beatty Street, Evans Park at 625 W Arlington Blvd, and Greene Street Parking Lot at the corner of Fourth and Pitt Streets.  To see a current listing of Multi-Family Recycling Centers, click here.


Recyclable Items



Plastics numbered 1-7

*No plastic bags or motor oil containers.



Cardboard boxes, paperboard boxes, newspapers, junk mail and magazines.

* It is recommended that you bag paper items to prevent them from blowing out of the container when the automated truck empties it. 



All aluminum and steel food and beverage cans.



Clear, brown, and green glass bottles and food jars. 


For more details, please see our Comprehensive Guide to Recycling or contact the  Recycling Coordinator at 252.329.4048.


For more information on recycling, please click on the following links:

Residents Guide to Public Works Services

Recycling Centers 

2013 Sanitation Holiday Schedule


Composting 101

Last Modified: 7/3/2014
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