Cameron solid waste collection site reopens

Moore County announced expanded hours of operation for its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Eagle Springs starting in July. The site is located at 364 Eagle Springs Road (Near intersections of Highways 211 and 705).

Currently, the facility accepts household hazardous waste between the hours of 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Starting on July 1, the facility will begin increasing its collection frequency by accepting materials once a week, every Saturday during the same standard operating hours. The Eagle Springs Location can also accept comingled recycling material, beverage glass, whitegoods, and regular household trash Monday through Saturday.

“We are excited to expand this service and make the program more accessible for our residents,” said David Lambert, Solid Waste Manager. Moore County is one of a handful of counties in North Carolina that has a permanent, regular program for disposing of household hazardous waste materials. Moore County has regularly held a Household Hazardous Waste event once a year at Pinecrest, but Moore County residents now have access to this service throughout the year.

The following items are acceptable waste at the HHW facility: aerosols, fluorescent lamps, latex paint, pesticides; and paint-related material. At this time, Moore County cannot accept the following materials at this location: radioactive or biologically active waste, pharmaceuticals, cylinders, explosives, batteries, mercury, cleaners (acidic and Alkaline), oil/oil filters, pool chemicals, and fire extinguishers.

Moore County hopes to expand its list of acceptable materials in the future. The facility does not accept commercial waste of any kind.

The Carthage (Hillcrest) location accepts acid batteries, oil, and oil filters from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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