Greensboro collects recyclables every other week,
on either a red week schedule or a blue week schedule.
Which week is your recycling collected?
Recycling is one of the best ways you can protect the environment. Recycling saves our natural resources, keeps reusable items out of our landfills, and provides the materials needed to make recycled products.
In Greensboro, it's easy to recycle!
You can recycle different acceptable materials just by placing them in your brown recycling container. No sorting is required.
Greensboro is an innovator in recycling and was one of the first communities in the United States to use automated recycling collection. Automated collection uses a truck with a mechanical arm that picks up and empties containers.
All materials collected from the recycling program are taken to the ReCommunity facility on Patton Avenue, where they are sorted by hand and machines.
You can help make sure Greensboro's recycling program remains successful by putting only accepted recyclables into your recycling container. By placing only the correct items in your recycling container, you help keep our processing costs low.
Get the recycling guide in Spanish.