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recycling and trash cartsRecycling Matters in Greensboro.

Greensboro was one of the first cities in the country to adopt automated recycling collection. That makes it easy for residents to recycle -- as long as you remember a few rules about what the City accepts:

  • The City ONLY recycles paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, and plastic bottles, tubs, and jugs.
  • All items must be empty, clean, dry and loose in your recycling can.

Greensboro recycled 25,000 tons of material last year. By recycling, you:

  • Support local recycling industry and manufacturing jobs
  • Keep prices lower on goods you buy every day
  • Conserve energy and produce less pollution
  • Protect our environment.