County kicks off #RecycleMoore campaign

The Moore County Solid Waste Department announced Monday the kickoff of the #RecycleMoore campaign. Leaders from every town and village in Moore County are working together to promote a single, countywide set of recycling guidelines.

These guidelines are designed to reduce confusion regarding recycling while maximizing the types of material that can be recycled in the program. These recycling standards apply to residents who enjoy curbside recycling programs and those who visit county-operated drop-off facilities. This #RecyleMoore campaign promotes one set of guidelines for all of Moore County.

With grant assistance from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality- Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service Moore County has planned several promotional activities and events to spread the news.

Within the next few weeks, Moore County residents will receive a copy of the #RecylceMoore guidelines enclosed in their tax bills. The #RecycleMoore team asks that residents place the guidelines conspicuously for future reference.

#RecycleMoore will be hosting a town hall discussion for all of Moore County residents. The event is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Aberdeen Lake Park located at 301 Lake Park Crossing. The event will include a summary of recycling operations in North Carolina and how everyone is responding locally. There will be time to address specific recycling questions and receive feedback and suggestions from residents.

The #RecycleMoore campaign will include social media contests (with prize giveaways), social media video commercials, ads in local newspapers, email blasts and other promotional items. Please be on the lookout for social media updates from Moore County Solid Waste and your municipal social media pages.

#RecyleMoore recently received funds through the Carolina Recycling Association to provide those living in USDA designated “rural” areas with free magnets displaying #RecycleMoore guidelines. These items will be mailed to eligible residents within the next couple of months.

#RecyleMoore campaign is coordinated by Moore County Solid Waste Department and consists of leaders throughout each municipality in Moore County. The primary goals of the #RecyleMoore campaign are to educate the public on what is (and what is not) recyclable in Moore County and reduce the costs of recycling due to contamination. When residents “Recycle Right,” officials can save taxpayers money on disposal costs and preserve our natural resources. However, when contamination exists in residential recycling carts it can cost taxpayers even more money to dispose of that material.

For more information on the campaign visit and join Moore County Solid Waste on Facebook @MCSolidWaste and Instagram @mocowaste.

Feature photo of Moore County Landfill by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.


Courtesy recycle image/Contributed

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