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Commercial Recycling

Commercial Recycling Service

The City of Hickory is proud to be one of the few municipalities in North Carolina to offer recycling services to commercial and institutional entities within the city limits. 

  • Office Paper Recycling
  • Plastic Containers 1 and 2
  • Aluminum container recycling
  • Mixed paper recycling
  • Scrap metal recycling

Corrugated cardboard recycling is also available.  Large generators of corrugated cardboard that require a dumpster to service pay a monthly dumpster rental fee, plus additional fees based on the level of service. Call (828) 323-7500 to obtain further information or to start your program.  

ABC Permit Holders Recycling Service

ABC Permit holders required by State Law to recycle their containers also have service available from the City of Hickory (Hickory dumpster customers only). There is a nominal fee for the collection of glass containers, which must be separated from other recycling materials.  Other single stream recycling materials (separated from glass materials) are collected for a nominal charge. Call (828) 323-7500 for more information.

Bulk (Dumpster) Service

The City of Hickory offers commercial businesses competitively priced services for 4, 6, and 8 yard dumpsters emptied up to 6 times per week. A contractual agreement is NOT needed to obtain the City's service. Occasional bulky items that are not conducive to putting into a dumpster are also picked up at little or no extra charge. These features set us apart from private companies that provide commercial waste collection.

To obtain regular, reliable dumpster service, contact the City of Hickory Public Services at (828) 323-7500.