Other acceptable and unacceptable materials are listed below.
Other Materials Accepted
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.
Drain filter before placing in oil filter recycling bin.
Caution should be used when handling anti-freeze. It is very toxic to pets and wildlife.
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 (not accepted at convenience centers; must be taken directly to landfill)
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.
USDA-sponsored pesticide container recycling bins are located at the Butner Convenience Center and the Oxford C&D landfill.
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.
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.
Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Electric Co-ops
CFL (compact fluorescent light) light bulbs
LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs
County Convenience Centers (visit Granville County Convenience Centers)
Used cooking oil
Used motor oil and oil filters
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.
Granville County Environmental Services
6584 Landfill Road
Oxford, NC 27565