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Currituck Achieves a Top Ten Recycling Ranking

Currituck County reached an all-time high in the state ranking of most successful recycling communities in North Carolina. Currituck County now ranks 10th out of North Carolina's 100 counties in Total Public Recycling, per capita recovery, in the latest report from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).

Currituck County recovered 218.11 lbs/person during FY 2013. This marks an improvement from FY 2012, when Currituck ranked 12th, with 197.7 lbs/person, in Total Public Recycling.

Currituck County also improved two spots in the amount of Common Household Recyclables collected, per capita recovery. In this category, Currituck collected 192.71 lbs/person to rank 7th in the current report. Items of this type include paper, plastic, glass and electronics. In 2012, Currituck ranked 9th in Common Household Recyclables, with 173.2 lbs/person.

Attaining a top ten state ranking continues Currituck's upward trend in recycling success. As recently as 2007, Currituck ranked 27th in Total Public Recycling among North Carolina's counties. But that ranking has improved steadily:  19th in 2008; 16th in both 2009 and 2010; and 12th in both 2011 and 2012.

Currituck County operates eight manned Recycling Centers which are open to the public seven days a week. Each center collects Common Household Recyclables, as well as materials such as cooking oil, yard waste, batteries, oyster shells, light bulbs, appliances and a variety of automotive materials.

For more information on Currituck County's Recycling Centers, visit the county website at http://www.co.currituck.nc.us/Manned-Convenience-CentersDup3.cfm

To access the NCDENR recycling report, visit http://portal.ncdenr.org/