Miscellaneous Acceptable/Unacceptable Materials

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Other acceptable and unacceptable materials are listed below. 

Other Materials Accepted

  • Mercury Thermostats
    Drop off mercury containing thermostats at the Butner Landfill (2796 Old 75, Butner).
  • Fluorescents & Mercury Devices
    County residents can recycle CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) and other bulbs containing
    mercury at all seven (7) convenience centers.  Thermostats and fluorescent light tubes will only be
    accepted at the Oxford or Butner Landfills.
  • Oil Filters
    Drain filter before placing in oil filter recycling bin.
  • Anti-Freeze
    Caution should be used when handling anti-freeze.  It is very toxic to pets and wildlife.
  • Used Tires
    Five (5) tires or less are accepted at the Oxford Landfill and Butner Facility free-of-charge.  A permit is needed to dispose of more than five (5) tires.  Permits may be obtained from the landfill office by calling (919) 603-1354 during regular office hours.
  • White Goods and Other Metal Items
    Refrigerators, stoves, etc. are accepted at the Oxford C&D landfill at no charge.  Make sure nothing is inside.
  • Electronics
    Computers, TV's, cell phones, stereos, cable and wire, laptops, mainframes, keyboards, typewriters, VCR's/DVD's, telephones, printers, fax machines, copiers, cameras and surge protectors. 
  • Pesticide Containers
    USDA-sponsored pesticide container recycling bins are located at the Butner Convenience Center and the Oxford C&D landfill.
  • Paints
    Paint containers must be dried out completely before the convenience centers will accept them.
  • Unused Medications and Personal Care Products
    Unused or expired prescription medication may be left in the Prescription Drug Drop Box located at the Creedmoor Police Department in the lobby of City Hall.  It is available to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Using the Drug Drop Box is free and prevents water contamination from medications flushed down the toilet.  If there are any questions about safe disposal of medication, review the FDA and EPA guidelines.
    Personal care products such as sunscreen, cosmetics, etc. should be placed in the trash.  Place the products in a non-descript impermeable container (empty cans or sealable plastic bags), and discard in the trash.  Care should be taken that children or pets do not come in contact with these products.

Other Materials Not Accepted (May be Recycled or Disposed of at Local Businesses)

  • Lead Acid Batteries
    Local auto stores normally require the old battery to be exchanged for a new battery or a core charge will be added to the price of the new battery.
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    Quantities less than 5 gallons should be used up, while quantities greater than 5 gallons can be disposed of through environmental companies across the state for a fee.  For a list of the companies contact the landfill office.
  • Plastic Bags
    Most local grocery stores accept plastic bags for recycling.

More Options for Recycling
Other suggestions for recycling at alternative locations.

  • Re-U-Zit/Planet Aid Boxes (located at all Granville County Schools and Convenience Centers)
    Hard cover, paperback, board books (any books) 
    Stuffed toys, baby toys, games
    Shoes, belts, clothing
    Sheets, towels, curtains, etc.
    Textiles
  • Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Electric Co-ops
    CFL (compact fluorescent light) light bulbs
    Rechargeable batteries
    LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs
  • County Convenience Centers (visit Granville County Convenience Centers)
    Electronics, televisions, (anything with a plug)
    Used cooking oil 
    Used motor oil and oil filters 
    Antifreeze 
    Wooden pallets (Oxford & Butner sites) 
    Tires (Oxford & Butner sites) 
    Yard waste (Oxford & Butner sites) 
    Lead acid batteries (Oxford site) 
    Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers) & scrap metal (Oxford, Butner, & Wilton sites)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Oxford location
    Gently used furniture, appliances, etc. 

 

 

Contact
Granville County Environmental Services
6584 Landfill Road
Oxford, NC 27565
(919) 603-1354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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