Recycling and Materials Management

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What We Do

The Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service is dedicated to delivering technical expertise and guidance on materials management throughout North Carolina. Through targeted initiatives, including funding opportunities, campaigns, business support, and local government assistance, our mission is to foster the expansion and fortification of a robust recycling and composting infrastructure in the state. Our ultimate goal is to empower all of North Carolina to Recycle Right, contributing to a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

                    Contact Us 

Materials Recovery Community Map

Click Below to learn where your recycling goes and found out what is recyclable in your community. 

Organics Recycling Map

Click below for maps that can help increase the recycling of organic material in the state. 
 

Recycling Markets Directory

Click below for information on recycling companies that collect, transport, broker, process or remanufacture recovered materials in North Carolina.

Recycling Matters in North Carolina

15,700

People

Employed within North Carolina's private recycling industry.

$759

Million Dollars

The total salary of North Carolinans employed by the private recycling industry.

20

Years of landfill disposal capacity

Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. Our current capacity is estimated to be 20 more years; recycling can extend that.