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we are your choice for recycling options

Here at Best Disposal Inc., we are your choice for recycling options in the Lexington, North Carolina area. Since we already provide trash collection containers and garbage disposal services, it is only natural that we also offer services to help you with the recycling you are willing to do at you site.

Though we do not do paper or e-waste recycling, we support a wide variety of recycling programs. We also want to help educate you properly on what can and cannot be recycled for these various aspects of our recycling program offer to you. Let us add your recycling to our to-do list. Simply follow the guidelines below for sorting your materials:

  • Cardboard – Non-laminate cardboard can be recycled. If there is a plastic or foil layer that won’t be removed when the cardboard is shredded for recycling according to your best judgment, then that is probably not a good candidate for recycling. Do not include paper in cardboard recycling.
  • Wood – Non-treated woods can be recycled into things like mulch/wood chips. Treated woods can generally not be recycled. Treated woods are painted, stained, punctured through pressurized treatments, or may have visible tar coating them. Non-treated wood will generally be from vegetation cut down and not as often from building materials.
  • Plastic –Though most plastics have a number 1 – 7 with a recycling symbol, that doesn’t mean that they are all recyclable. For example, category 7 means “other”, which generally is constituted of a blend of plastics undesirable for recycling purposes in most cases. The form, or shape of the plastic container can also be a big issue. Cups, trays, and packing are generally difficult to recycle due to limitations of equipment and efficiency of recycling operations. Types 1, 2, 4, and 5 are generally accepted for recycling, but the others are generally not.
  • Organic Materials – Yard waste is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: grass clippings and leaves.
  • Metal – Steel is the most recycled material on the planet. Other commonly recycled metals include iron, aluminum, copper, silver, brass, and gold.