Currituck Maintains High Recycling Ranking in NC
Currituck County continues to be one of the more successful counties in North Carolina in regards to the amount of recyclable goods collected annually. According to statistics for the fiscal year 2011-2012, recently released by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), Currituck ranks 12th out of the state's 100 counties in total public recycling, per capita recovery.
Currituck recovered 197.7 lbs. per person in FY 2011-2012. This is an increase from the previous fiscal year, when Currituck also ranked 12th and recovered 185.59 lbs. per person.
In addition, Currituck County ranks 9th in North Carolina for Common Household Recyclables recovered per capita, with 173.2 lbs. per person. Items of this type include materials such as paper, plastic, glass and electronics.
Currituck County operates eight (8) manned Recycling Centers to collect Common Household Recyclables, as well as other materials such as cooking oil, oyster shells, yard waste, batteries, light bulbs, appliances, and various automotive fluids and materials. These Recycling Centers are open seven days a week.