Recycling 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 in recycling:

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

Download and print our NEW recycling guide. Scratching your head about whether an item is recyclable or not? Use the Waste Wizard in the GSO Collects tool to find out what goes where!

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.